I believe a good portion of the argument behind adding the elements was to make ice dance less subjective & easier to judge.
It was, but I don't agree with the argumentI believe a good portion of the argument behind adding the elements was to make ice dance less subjective & easier to judge.
I'm afraid if we do that, we'll have no movement in standings and it'll all just go back to judging by reputation and politicking. One upside is that we'll probably get some really beautiful routines like in the 1989-1992 Olympic cycle which probably had the most creativity and probably freedom. The downside is that a lot of great teams will feel like nothing they can do will improve their rankings without those more objective athletic elements to sort of offset the reputation power. Also, and I hate to say it, but those more athletic "tricks" help better justify ice dance as an Olympic sport. I notice that a lot less people questioned ice dance as a sport and it was one of the biggest hits on social media at the last Olympics. It also makes it more accessible as it gives audiences elements to look for and to evaluate for themselves to compare teams, i.e. twizzles.
4T+4T = 19What's the base value of a 4T4T, 4Z4T?