Nathan Chen in his 4 minute long program in jrs is doing 2 double axels in the first two minutes and 7 triples in the second half. This is not highlight distribution. If you look at the program it is awful with the final two minutes just being jump jump jump spin end. There is nothing going on and it is awful. The bonus for highlight distribution was supposed to make skaters distribute their jumps throughout the program and hopefully end with a triple after beginning with a triple or quad. So you wouldn't see over and over things like jump jump jump etc and then the final 2 or 3 minutes was just spins and steps or mugging or whatever. But now that is the first two minutes. 2 double axels for Chen which is nothing spin step mugging and virtually doing very little and then second half just non stop jumping. This is not even a display of stamina because the first half is really nothing. Spins get no bonus and spins get no bonus! They are not highlights to be given bonuses for distributing! Jumps are but that is not what is going on.
Max Aaron in seniors is doing 2/6 over 4 and a half minutes and that awful to watch like watching a jr man squeeze 6 jumps and end with a spin over 4 minutes. The ISU needs to do something before all skaters start emptying the first half of their programs of all difficulty to get the bonus on jumps. They are just saving their energy for 2:00 or whatever then just nonstop jumps with no highlight distribution at all.
The bonus needs to be in the last 30 seconds! Not half. If the ISU wants to see skaters end with jumps that is the way to go.