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    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie S View Post
    Actually, it was still in development during the 02-03 season. IIRC, the first int'l comp when it was used was 03 Skate America. And it wasn't used at Worlds until 2005. The first U.S. Nationals with CoP was 2006.

    During the 02-03 season, IIRC what the ISU (in Speedy's infinite wisdom ) did was list the marks in ascending order, so no one could tell which judges gave which marks or which tech marks went with which presentation marks. And they dropped the highest and lowest in each category (or was it the 2 highest and lowest?). At least, that's the way it worked at 03 Worlds - I was there, so I remember that quite well.
    Yes, you are right of course, I have grown so used to CoP that I felt like it was in use already at that time. CoP started to be used in fall 2003 on the Grand Prix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eislauffan View Post
    I read the first book and now started the sequel. It makes a good read and shows that the author knows a lot about skating. However, I wish the skating part would be more up to date, that is that CoP would be in use as it was on the time where the story is set. I know it is only a small thing as the most important part of the story is between the two main characters, but it would make it more authentic. Still, the books are fun to read.
    Thanks, Eislauffan! Making the skating part of the books authentic is one of the most important things to me because it drives me batty when movies are so inaccurate in their portrayal of the sport. I'm working on the third book now (set in 2006), which will include CoP, and I've been studying the protocols from Torino to make sure I have all the elements and values correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TanithandBenFan View Post
    I forgot to ask earlier if anyone's recognized the pair on the cover.

    Is it Ina / Zimmerman on the cover? (hard to tell from my Kindle LOL) LOVING the books, and can't wait to read the 3rd one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JennaLaw View Post
    Is it Ina / Zimmerman on the cover? (hard to tell from my Kindle LOL) LOVING the books, and can't wait to read the 3rd one!
    You are correct! It was a stock photo of them from SOI. I've been thinking about bringing my copy of the book to Nationals to ask John to sign the cover.
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    In case anyone in Canada is interested - you can also get both e-books at Kobo (Chapters/Indigo)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TanithandBenFan View Post
    Thanks for posting this! I can't wait to check it out.

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    Posted some news about the next book in the series

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