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    Re: Figure Skating

    Quote Originally Posted by jacobson00;2773131;
    how does the new scoring system work?
    In the new system each skater gets a Technical score and a Program components score. This is the Wikipedia explanation of how the Technical score works (they do a better job than I can):
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    Under the new system, technical marks are awarded individually for each skating element. Competitive programs are constrained to have a set number of elements. Each element is judged first by a technical specialist who identifies the specific element. The technical specialist uses instant replay video to verify things that distinguish different elements; e.g. the exact foot position at take-off and landing of a jump. The decision of the technical specialist determines the base value of the element. A panel of twelve judges then award a mark for grade of execution (GOE) that is an integer from -3 to +3. The GOE mark is then translated into a value by using the table of values in ISU rule 322. The GOE value from the twelve judges is then averaged by randomly selecting nine judges, discarding the high and low value, and averaging the remaining seven. This average value is then added (or subtracted) from the base value to get the value for the element.
    And this is how the Program components score works:
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    The former presentation mark has been replaced by five categories, called program components. The components are (1) skating skills (SS), (2) transitions (TR), (3) performance/execution (PE), (4) choreography (CH), and (5) interpretation (IN). A detailed description of each component is given in ISU rule 322.2. Each component is awarded a raw mark from 0 to 10 in increments of 0.25, with a mark of 5 being defined as "average". The five raw marks are then translated into a program mark by multiplying by a factor that depends on the program and the level.
    In the old system I tended to think that the artistic marks got a little too much weight, but I have the opposite opinion in the new system. It seems like some of the skaters are so focused on racking up points that they lose the artistry, but they tend to still be the ones who come out on top.

    ETA - I really like Dick Button too!! I think he appreciates the artistry over some of the unattractive-but-highly-awarded technical aspects of a program.

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    It seems like some of the skaters are so focused on racking up points that they lose the artistry, but they tend to still be the ones who come out on top.
    i think that might be why things looked so anti -climatic (spl) these days with this sport. it used to be so beautiful to watch, now i feel it's just blah. Well that's my opinion.

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    Re: Figure Skating

    I am a figure skater myself, and I also enjoy watching it on TV!!

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    Ballet on blades. Love it!

    Johnny Weir always reminds me of Edward Scissorhands for some reason.
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    Re: Figure Skating

    When do the World Figure Skating Championships begin?
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    Looks like it's next week. Here's a downer tidbit I just ran across.

    Lysacek Withdraws From Worlds After Fall - AOL Sports
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    Thanks a bunch, prhoshay. I've managed to catch very little of figure skating this winter (and it's usually figure skating that helps me get through a long, cold winter,lol). I just happened to remember this morning that the Worlds should have been on by now and worried that I might have missed them.
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    the world 2008 competition began and the first upset the chinese zhang lost their title they rank 3rd.
    the USA girls were horrible, after short they are 8,9, and 10th. no way they will medal, so far the worse showing in a long time

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    Can anyone give a Michele Kwan update? I'm pretty sure she is through with competitive skating. Who knows what??
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    what happened to Evan Lysacek did he not compete at worlds, was he injured?

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