From the USFS website:
Perhaps that judge felt that Chan did well on these criteria despite the falls.Performance is the involvement of the skater/couple/teams physically, emotionally and intellectually as they translate the intent of the music and choreography. Execution is the quality of movement and precision in delivery. This includes harmony of movement in pairs, ice dancing and synchronized skating.
Physical, emotional and intellectual involvement
Carriage (and body alignment - synchronized)
Style and individuality/personality
Clarity of movement
Variety and contrast
[plus some criteria specifically for pairs, ice dance and synchro]
Last edited by overedge; 10-08-2012 at 04:42 AM.
Stale pastry is hollow succour to a man who is bereft of ostrich. - Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory
How old is Patrick. 20 or 21?
It must be hard when you're an adult in the eyes of the world, but the team around you possibly treat you like a you're still a teenager. Learning from your mistakes, what you want and don't want, is all part of growing up, I guess.
My worry though, is that Krall was the key to his jumping success, and as several posters at Golden Skate have mentioned, not having that presence means he may have lost the sense of timing needed to land the bigger jumps.
Chan will just keep zamboni-ing the ice, and the judges will keep rewarding him for it, and then doubtless people will continue to complain when fans boo the results. It's a joke.
Chan just had a poor skate, period! Other than the jumps, everything was fine. So I are not too worry. If by National, he's still struggled with his jumps, then it's time to assess whether his decision to change coach was the right decision.
It used to be different, but then all the guys stopped trying quads because it wasn't worth the risk.
So people (Most vocally Plushenko) complained how the sport was going backwards and no-one should win without a quad.
So they changed the rules to encourage the skaters to take the risk.
Now there's complaints again like yours that the rules should be tougher.
Round and round the mulberry bush we go.
No, when he falls he often beats skaters who were better or stayed on their feet. Which is wrong. Skate Canada 2010 anybody? No way should he have even come top 5 with those performances. And yet he won.
Dai was a very popular skater. Fans boo because their fave didn't win. And it's very typical and childish act. Cry foul when their fave didn't win.
A fully rotated fall is better an UR jump.
For a given jump (say, 3F), there should be NO WAY a fall can score better than other alternatives (two-footed, step-out, rotation, UR, etc, anything that means the landing was upright).
It's not like it's the first year that Chan starts with multiple falls. His Free program is very good, and Patrick is expressive in it. If he wanted to work on his artistic side, he is doing it, and quite successfully. I imagine he'll be balancing the new choreo with the jumps as the year progresses, and unease is premature.
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