Vancouver was such a flawless Olympic campaign #three fantastic programs and an adorable exhibition
I don’t even know because I don’t follow that discussion. It started in 2011 iirc.
tourtiere’s informative FSU post:
This description was the most I could find in detail that is used to define the marking of transitions, thanks to USFSA:
- Examine the amount of time between major elements and the amount of time that the skater requires to set up each element. Strive to recognize those skaters who successfully link elements through connecting steps that help create a coherent program.
- Skaters with smooth and efficient transitions from element to element have mastered the difficulty of their choreography and elements. However, this ease of transition from element to element can be deceptive as it may-on the surface- make the program appear to be easier than programs where the skater is making a visible effort to skate from one element to the next.
Let’s compare the set-up for step sequences for both teams:
Virtue/Moir only have 8seconds setup time from their last element (Straight line lift) before their circular step sequence, and 10seconds time from their last element (rotational lift) before their diagonal step sequence.
Davis/White have 15seconds setup time from their last element (curve lift) before their circular step sequence, and 43 seconds of set-up time from their last element (twizzles) before their diagonal step sequence.
Virtue/Moir are doing one foot skating and all edges from 3:55 to 4:00 (look at Tessa’s changes of edge on one foot), before only 2 seconds of running steps (on edges, not toe picks) into the diagonal step sequence.
Davis/White have 43 seconds of setup time before their diagonal step sequence (whereas V/M only have 10 seconds), almost all of which are assisted hops/jumps, the same twizzles, and running on toe picks before stroking into their diagonal step sequence.
So V/M’s FD is a lot more coherent/or balanced. The time in between the elements don’t contain big lapses (like D/W’s, 43 seconds of setup time before the diagonal step sequence).
BKfan’s reply: just to add to tourtiere’s post, they exit the straight line lift with Tessa skating backward and changing to a forward direction while Scott is skating forward and turns and continues to skate forward. After Tessa’s change of direction and Scott’s turn, they each only take three strokes, and on the third stroke they change from a left forward outside to a left back inside, in unison. I actually think that is a very complex entry.
Tagged: #tessa virtue #scott moir #figure skating #ice dance #olympics #sochi #canada #TR should be V/M's #it's important since it holds a lot of weight along with SS #but somehow TR and SS are given to D/W #hmmmm #that 2nd criteria is so applicable to V/M and D/W
What a surprise that would be!
Conspiracy theory about V/M. I don’t believe it.