Thursday, February 08, 2018

An Olympic observation

See, I understand that they want to reward the attempt but I just don't like that a quad where they fall on their butt is worth exactly as much as a perfect triple.


(photo of Nathan Chen in team short program Feb 8, 2018, from Washington Post)

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At 5:14 PM, February 09, 2018 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

OTOH, his Component Score for a failed quad is likely lower than that for a perfectly executed triple of the same jump.

 
At 5:25 PM, February 09, 2018 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

Wrap your head around THIS! "Figure Skating's Quintuple Jump: Maybe Impossible, Definitely Bonkers":
https://www.wired.com/story/can-figure-skaters-master-the-head-spinning-physics-of-a-quintuple-jump/

 
At 5:46 PM, February 09, 2018 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

Possibly so. But that's not what the expert commentator said last night; he said they were worth the exact same amount. He said the failed quad was worth the same as a perfect triple.

 

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