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Thread: Standards set by skater contributions?

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    Hydro blading was a thing for a while. While they didn’t invent it Bourne & Kraatz definitely popularized it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SarahSynchro View Post
    Thank you, lappo. I was indeed talking about the D/S program from 2009-10.
    Thank you from me also, lappo!!

    Sorry, SarahSynchro, it was verrrry late at night when I replied to that - brain not at full capacity! 🤪
    I had no idea of any conflict in Canada....and since I’ve been there and have friends there (more than most ppl here my age can say), let’s just call me super ignorant I honestly would never associate the word Aboriginal with anyone other than “our” peoples.
    (Now for this, we can blame the Aus education system lol).

    Here, that program was a head scratcher in ways like “why is there someone on ice skate shoe things in the sport section of my paper, and where’s the bloody cricket gone??” kinda way. Ice dance is about as non-existent here as Mounted Police.

    So, now I’m wondering why the heck they skated that piece and coming up empty....have they given any interviews explaining?

    It would be awesome to hear the rationale behind so many of the programs we are discussing!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ares View Post
    Ok, I correct myself ... but there were still different demands in 6.0 or early COP that encouraged skaters to do straight line step sequence as one of their possible choices. Nowadays you won't get high level for that.
    They won’t choose that or more accurately, most of them frankly can’t. Few skaters, male or female have the basic SS to be able to achieve a level 4 StSq without all those back and forth jerky movement. It is near impossible to do that on a straight line as the ice space is shortest and I think a serpentine pattern will also be very tough as it demands great edge change control and skating one curve on a poor direction. The most recent one I think who has level 4 on a true straight line sequence was CaroK in her Bolero FP which frankly was the last great StSq which was hit in like ~35 Sec.

    I will prefer if StSq on a defined pattern is brought back and the scoring should really be limited to say 30 sec so we don’t have those overly long awkward sequence just to get a level 4 and only those who are truly great will get a high level 4. The BV of a level 4 could be made higher and then skaters will more likely be incentivized to up their SS to max out the steps and they get rewarded in improving two areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandmaCC View Post
    Thank you from me also, lappo!!

    Sorry, SarahSynchro, it was verrrry late at night when I replied to that - brain not at full capacity! 🤪
    I had no idea of any conflict in Canada....and since I’ve been there and have friends there (more than most ppl here my age can say), let’s just call me super ignorant I honestly would never associate the word Aboriginal with anyone other than “our” peoples.
    (Now for this, we can blame the Aus education system lol).

    Here, that program was a head scratcher in ways like “why is there someone on ice skate shoe things in the sport section of my paper, and where’s the bloody cricket gone??” kinda way. Ice dance is about as non-existent here as Mounted Police.

    So, now I’m wondering why the heck they skated that piece and coming up empty....have they given any interviews explaining?

    It would be awesome to hear the rationale behind so many of the programs we are discussing!!
    I’ve had a busy few days and haven’t had much time to hang around on GS here as i’d like, but I’ve been meaning to thank you for this nice reply, GrandmaCC! I’m happy to bring awareness to past and present national/regional/local controversies and conflicts (in this case, in my home country, Canada) that people from other countries may not know exist, and I’m even happier when the responding discussion that results is positive and polite. Sometimes these sensitive discussions can get heated and turn into an all out gong show that ends with the thread being closed down all together.. On the flip side, I’m also happy to be on the other end, when it’s me who is learning something new about a country/region/demographic/race/religion/etc that I am not familiar with. It’s both funny and wonderful how knowledge can be obtained in the most unexpected of places. Over the past few years that I’ve been an active poster here on GS, the amount of non-figure skating related subjects I’ve learned about from our various fellow posters is quite a long list. Who would’ve thunk it on a figure skating forum?

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    Fun fact since you mentioned the Mounties: My mom was an RCMP officer for 15 years. She was actually a member of the very first graduating class that allowed women to join the force in the 1970s.

    She left the force three years after I was born, while pregnant with my brother. It’s a running family gag that we jointly coconspired to destroy her career.

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