What did the halfway point bonus mean for short programs?
The isu wanted more balanced sp's so they did the halfway point bonus in them. Some skaters didn't use it at all some some did 1/2 layout but mostly everyone in sp did a 2/1 layout of jumps. Did Sps seem more balanced with later jumps or were just most jumps timed for the 1:15 mark and there were no really late sp ending jumps?
Hanyu had 1/2 layout and he was setting all the records!
Chan had 2/1 but then he set the record.
Who was better?
Half of chan's winning margin came from .6 bump in 3lz value in 3lz in second half. But ten did a midpoint 3/3 so he got a bonus in the sp too.
Did you see better short programs?
To be honest, I barely noticed it. I guess with the SP being so short it wasn't as jarring as the long breaks a lot of skaters take in the LP before they start their bonus jumping.