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):Originally Posted by jacobson00;2773131;
And this is how the Program components score works:Originally Posted by Wikipedia;
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.Originally Posted by Wikipedia;
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.