Wednesday, May 5

Some More About the ISU Proposals

Not published in the Agenda are some of the finer details of what the ISU has planned if certain proposals pass. Two things I have heard: the ladies spiral sequence and the mens second footwork sequence in their respective long programs will all start at a 2.0 base mark. I don't know for sure, but I am guessing the grade of execution becomes -0.3, -0.6, -1.0 / 0.5 1.0 1.5. Under that assumption, at maximum, the skaters will only be separated by 2.5-- and that's if skater A completely screws up their sequence and skater B has the best sequence ever, or pretty close to it. Maybe the GOE in the + will be 1.0, 2.0, 3.0. We will see. If it's the former, it's going to probably end up where nearly everyone that can make a free skate at an ISU Championship is scoring a 0 or +1, and barely having any separation in points (just as the spiral sequences have become in the ladies event-- almost everyone with similar patterns).

Second, as far as the combination jumps go and the whole 1.1 bonus to all jump base marks that are done within the combination, this also applies to the short program, where a combination jump in ladies and mens singles is required.

More as I hear it. Sorry about the lack of updates lately.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where can I find the whole Agenda?

Tony said...

http://isu.sportcentric.net/db//files/serve.php?id=1859

Anonymous said...

Thanks!