Okay, I've read this several times, and for some reason I can't get through my head what it means exactly. If someone could break it down for me in simple language that would be great.
For Updated Levels of Difficulty there is this:
1) Difficult variations (count as many times as performed with limitations specified below)
"Any category of difficult spin variation in a basic position counts only once per program (first time it is attempted). A difficult variation in a non-basic position counts once per program in spin combination only (first time it is attempted)."
I'm feeling really stupid. How is the category of variation counted as many times as performed, but then only once per program. I'm guessing I'm not understanding some of the basic terminology here. "Difficult variation" refers to, for example, a back tuck sit or a pancake, yes? Or a haircutter? Or a catch foot camel? Or is this where I'm getting it wrong.
Maybe an example of what a skater could perform as far as counting difficult spin variations now as opposed to what spins within a program might look like after July 1 (is that the date?)
Thanks for any explanation. I'm feeling really dumb right now.