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    Should spins and steps be worth more under IJS?

    I agree. Too much emphasis is on levels because GOEs are also based on levels. There are too many ugly sit spin variations in the world that grind to a halt but still get called level 4. If increasing BV for these non-jump elements is not preferable, I would like spins and steps to go the...
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    Should spins and steps be worth more under IJS?

    Spins and steps are worth relatively little compared to jumps. For example, Nathan Chen at GP France - His spins in the short are worth 19.79% of his BV when they are 3 out of 7 of the required elements (42.86%). His spins in the free are worth 11.28% of his BV when they are 3 out of 12...
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    From Russia with Love [#34]: Autumn 2019

    Fixed it for you @Jeschke
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    From Russia with Love [#34]: Autumn 2019

    Well we will see what the caller at Rus Nats will do on the jump edges and rotations of the top 6 (3 newbies vs 3 world champs). All 6 of them can be susceptible to calls. This caller is the one who truly matters and I hope s/he is a consistent and strict one.
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    U.S. Ladies [#27]: A Time to Reboot

    I think she pulled off the short well with her diva-ish aura, I just find the music quite annoying. Hallelujah is starting to become quite popular as skating music but I love it - it's so calming - and so is her skating. It's a perfect match.
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    From Russia with Love [#34]: Autumn 2019

    Zagitova looked stunning and her skating is getting the look of maturity. I believe she is going in the right direction stylistically and choreographically, yet her execution is still relatively quite sloppy. Jump-wise I wouldn't be too harsh on the 'strict caller'. I think it is great that the...
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    U.S. Ladies [#27]: A Time to Reboot

    Oh my. Mariah absolutely blew my mind. Remember when Raf said it usually takes a couple years for his technique to sink in? Here it is! And I believe she is now top seeded at the rink now that Nathan is away and a couple star students retired? Not a fan of the short but as long as she got the...
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    Programs you wish you saw more of.

    Michelle Kwan's Miraculous Mandarin. The only time she skated it was as a second competitive free skate of the day at 2000 GPF, on tired legs and all. I always feel like she left out some choreography. She also only skated the Totentanz program once at a cheesefest, but I am almost glad she...
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    From Russia with Love [#34]: Autumn 2019

    They didn't ban corrupt judges, why ban a paying audience member? :P
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    ISU Skating Awards To Debut At 2020 Worlds

    Some award suggestions: most entertaining K&C antics most horrific stare by a coach most horrific stare by a teammate best disguise of mistake best acting of good job after a flawed performance best indifference to music most outrageous call by a technical specialist most outrageous GOE given...
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    U.S. Men 2019-20 season - news & updates

    Weren't there like 6 men whom they were considering to send to Jr Worlds last season? I mean from those six.
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    Japanese figure skating 2019-20 season news & updates

    Thanks @rosewood and so sorry to hear that for Marin.
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    Trusova breaks 100 in TES.

    Problem is - there are only a handful of ladies doing these quads and 3axels. Re-adjusting the PCS factor may fix the issue at or near the top, but may make PCS overly important in the first 3 groups when they only typically only land 5 to 6 triples or so and without anything more than +3.
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    Japanese figure skating 2019-20 season news & updates

    So was Marin injured or not? I thought she said she was fine but she had wrapped her leg for the free and dumbed down her jumps. Ironically she skated clean and I got to see the program in its pure form in its entirety instead of having to constantly roll my eyes at some popped jumps like usual...
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    2019-20 Canadian ladies news and updates

    If Gabby regains her form in time, then great. If not, she should take her time. The short program performance gave me hope and put a smile on my face. The free, not so much yet, but as much as I find that Celine Dion song dated, I can't help but feel Gabby must be very inspired by it to push...
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