The idea of the short program was that the technical content was controlled, and more limited to allow the judges to make a more apples to apples comparison among the skaters. It doesn't seem apply as much anymore, but also keep in mind that the first quad in senior ladies was landed March, so there really wasn't much reason to allow quads in the short because no one could do it. It will probably be changed for next season.Listening to Tara during the Grand Prix, she mentioned the ladies aren't allowed to do QUADs during the SP; WHY? Why is the ISU interfering again and treating them differently than the men? Not like I care, but it just seems bizarre with the abilities of today's children out there!