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  1. Old Cat Lady

    General Yuzuru Chat

    That's so hilarious. I've only ever seen the little bit after Patrick shakes his hand and Yuzu makes that face after he realizes he lost. Is he always that demonstrative back stage? Patrick seemed amused. I don't think I'd be able to stop myself from laughing if I were him.
  2. Old Cat Lady

    General Yuzuru Chat

    oops, wrong video.
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    Proposed changes for next season

    I think I wrote this before the rule changes were finalized or before I saw all the details - I remember griping that there weren't as many GOE bullets required and thought they were overly vague. As far as taking away the advantage of the exits/delayed rotation/and air position, it took away the positive bullets for those specific aspects while, at the time, I thought it required less to get higher scores. Actually, now that I see the final version of the system, +5 is much more difficult to get than +3 because of the requirement for the core elements.
  4. Can you redo the singles webinar to show a range of examples that would and would not qualify for each bullet as well as explanations for why those examples were chosen. Showing only the gold standard does not explain much of anything. Can you also show/explain examples of deductions and what would get a minimal deduction versus a maximum deduction. I think the best way would be to show elements that represent each GOE rating and explain the reasoning behind getting those GOE scores. Is there a guideline for PCS deductions for "serious errors" for skaters that DON'T normally get higher than 9's or 9.5's? If not, then why did you make a guideline that only hurts about 5 skaters per discipline? What are examples of skating that represent each level of PCS score and why? What are examples of "serious errors" Why are component scores that have nothing to do with jumps affected by the difficulty and success of jumps? By this, I mean not only for the "serious errors" that result in not getting maximum scores, but in the general trend with components going up with the TES BV? When deciding if an element should get credit for "element matches the music", especially for jumps and spins, do you give skaters credit for just placing the element during a nuance of the music or does there have to be a quality to the element itself that reflects the character of the music? When deciding this for spins, do they credit if a change of position happens when the music changes or does their have to be a characteristic of the spin itself that reflects the music. The new wording for jump height/distance bullet is "very" good while for spins it is only "good". Does this mean that a jump's height/distance needs to be superior to get credit while a spin merely needs to be "not slow" to get the credit? When deciding "creativity and originality", do skaters get credit if they, themselves, have done it previously but no one else in the field currently does it?
  5. Old Cat Lady

    General Yuzuru Chat

    Oh dear. Yuzu might have some costume misses but they all at least work well with his proportions. This thing doesn't do anything for Carolina. Just a guess, but I'm thinking it's because a child is seen as sexless so it's not as relevant. Does Yuzu's face look completely different from picture to picture to you guys? I'm thinking it's mostly because his hair styles change his look so much but it seems like it's more than that. Even if he wears makeup to shows and competitions, it can't be that much since his skin always looks the same. His cheek bones look extra sharp in this picture.
  6. Old Cat Lady

    [TV Broadcast] Heroes and Future in NAGANO 2018

    Dang. I got disconnected. Only saw the very beginning and the bows of the finale.
  7. Old Cat Lady

    General Skating Chat

    Lol, not sure if I'm misunderstanding you or if you're misunderstanding me. That chart doesn't show the final GOE. It's what's subtracted after the positive aspects are added up. So, if a jump has very good height/distance and steps before the jump, it would start at +2. Then, if nothing else is wrong with the jump, you subtract 5 for the fall, ending in -3. However, a skater never has a perfect jump then falls over for no reason so normally there's going to be additional deductions - that, and judges don't seem to follow the bullets strictly when it comes to falls. The only deduction which is listed explicitly as "final GOE must be" -5 is the SP:not according to requirements. In this case, even if the element is spectacular in every way, you're supposed to give it a final GOE of -5 because it didn't follow the SP requirement for that element. eta: need to make this Yuzu related... that's part of the reason it was so galling that judges never enforced the steps before jump. He should have had an additional 3+ point advantage over most of the field since almost no one did steps directly before the solo jump but judges never gave them the automatic -3.
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    [TV Broadcast] Heroes and Future in NAGANO 2018

    Jeebus. Is Elvis still doing shows every year? He looks pretty fit. His skating looks pretty similar to what I remember from the 90's. Actually, better than the old show programs I remember. Not bad for a 46 year old
  9. Old Cat Lady

    [TV Broadcast] Heroes and Future in NAGANO 2018

    This is a great concept. Draws the crowd in with the big stars but really gives young skaters that wouldn't normally get much attention a chance to be in the spotlight.
  10. Old Cat Lady

    [TV Broadcast] Heroes and Future in NAGANO 2018

    I got in slightly late. Is this the broadcast where Shoma zips his fly mid spin?
  11. Old Cat Lady

    [TV Broadcast] Heroes and Future in NAGANO 2018

    Yay!!! banged on both doors and someone let me in. Thanks if whoever is hosting is here. I wonder why Yuzu had so much trouble with those sbs toes - just not used to having to time them with another person or maybe the prospect of skating alongside his hero is throwing him off?
  12. Old Cat Lady

    Donations

    Was just wondering if donations have been covering or at least getting close to covering the cost of running this site. Also if there's any way to donate where a third party doesn't get a cut.
  13. Old Cat Lady

    General Yuzuru Chat

    eta: nevermind. I was looking at the wrong thread
  14. Old Cat Lady

    General Skating Chat

    hmm, I didn't get that at all. Unless I missed something, all they did was show the negative features and comment that there were a lot more reductions than before. The only automatic -5 is the SP: Jump element not according to requirement, not that they ever adhered to the auto max deduction rule before . Judges don't want to follow the guideline... I know, we'll just get rid of the requirement for steps before the jumps rather than actually sanctioning the judges! As far as I can tell, in both the old and the new system you're supposed to deduct for falls like normal errrs, by adding positives then subtracting the negatives. That's why Kolyada often gets -2's for falls on his quad lutz from judges. But judges rarely give less than the maximum for a fall and don't recall them ever giving the automatic -3 for no steps before a jump in the short program.
  15. Old Cat Lady

    General Yuzuru Chat

    My principled side says that it was a major faux pas to use current skaters - it will cause greater likelihood of pre-judging. I admit, even when I was judging to learn the system, I pretty much gave Patrick +5 for his step sequences without really looking at what he was doing and I often subtracted from +5 rather than adding then subtracting when judging Yuzu's jumps. With them having to make snap judgement, the skaters being used in the examples are much more likely to get that bullet. My selfish side is ecstatic that Yuzu got used for one of the core bullets, especially since I think it's the vaguest of the elements. one of my 2 biggest fears with the judging is that skaters won't get credit for +4/5 no matter how much they deserve it. Maybe he'll actually get some +5's next season after all. I'm also cackling a little on the inside that some skaters got used twice while others didn't get used at all. Really, they should have used multiple examples with a variety of skaters, but I suppose that emphasizes even more who DOESN'T fulfill these bullets. So fun watching that axel just get bigger and bigger!
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