If plushenko doing quads meant that he was incapable of doing a 3 jump combo he should have totally duplicated what kinds of programs won the 2008 and 2009 worlds and done a 2010 cop program. Like there was a reason only 4 men did quads in the sp and no one else in the top 10 attempted a quad triple and barely any did quads at all. In order to win in 2010 plushenko should have had a lysacek program or chan or Oda or maybe a solo quad like takahashi or Abbott and had a 3/5 layout instead of the 5/3 layout. The problem was that was all leading to elimination of quads and quad combos from men's skating Which starting at the 1998 Olympics you had a winner with a solo quad attempt. I'd rather the loser program than the winner program. But if plushenko had been smart he wound have Not done any quads at all. But it's not about what plushenko should have done to win but what should be necessary for winning!
All IJS skater fans, unless your idol is Patrick Chan, who can do difficult tricks and land quad at the same time, other wise have no right to comment about those legendary skaters from 6.0. The purpose of the new system is seeking more challenge for the sport. When the jumps almost get to its limit, naturally they ask you to do more to make the sport more challenging, it's the natural development process, not because IJS skaters are better.
I mean I think it's safe to say that Yagudin and Morosov brought footwork back in style despite how simple it used to be. Compare people's footwork sections before and after SLC.
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Three-turns and toe-steps aren't hard. On the contrary, they are the easiest turn and step there is in skating. Of course performing them at high speed and with a lot of attack can be really enjoyable to watch. But this is supposed to be a competitive sport and not light entertainment. Thank feck for IJS.
(P.S. Yes, it's a pointless argument to be having. But as this thread is completely pointless and has been derailed long ago, why not. )
Last edited by Ziggy; 09-28-2013 at 01:30 AM.
- 2 Olympic Gold Medals
- 5 World Championships
- A European Championship
- 7 National Championships
probably does not have clue about skating . . . and he did nothing for 50 years in terms of talking up the sport and the Winter Olympics, in general, so that there would be commercial sponsorship when the USA, the dominant economic power at the time, was not winning much.