ISU PROPOSED CHANGES TO FIGURE SKATING

ISU PROPOSED CHANGES TO FIGURE SKATING

Postby Maleeva » Fri May 18, 2018 12:13 pm

Scroll down in this article to see the proposed changes to figure skating. Most of it we have heard before but the one that sounds new to me is requiring an Axel jump on all jump combinations. Not sure why that would be required. Many skaters like to use a half Loop jump in their combo jumps.

https://www.isu.org/news/145-news/12087 ... teParam=15
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Re: ISU PROPOSED CHANGES TO FIGURE SKATING

Postby chuckiem » Fri May 18, 2018 2:35 pm

The axel jump rule is for a two-jump sequence, not a 3-jump combo that currently uses a half loop. But I can't think of anyone doing a 2-jump sequence that hasn't included an axel jump, so don't quite understand the necessity for a new rule. Most such sequences are either 2a^2a or 3s^2a.
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Re: ISU PROPOSED CHANGES TO FIGURE SKATING

Postby Maleeva » Fri May 18, 2018 4:31 pm

Ok good info chuckie.
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Re: ISU PROPOSED CHANGES TO FIGURE SKATING

Postby Virginia » Sat May 19, 2018 5:13 am

This one BAFFLES me:

Jump Sequences: a proposed new definition: a jump sequence consists of 2 (two) jumps of any number of revolutions, beginning with any jump, immediately followed by an Axel type jump with a direct step from the landing curve of the first jump to the take-off curve of the Axel jump.


So that means no more combinations with a toe loop or loop as the second jump??? What the heck?

How does that benefit the sport, to disallow the bread-and-butter combinations of the past fifty years or more?

Or are they just playing with terminology? A jump sequence, in which the second jump is an axel, is to be a different animal than a jump combination, in which the second jump is usually a toe loop or a loop? So skaters can do, say, two combinations and two sequences in a program? Is that what's being proposed?

Also: I HATE the name Rhythm Dance. Implies that the free dance lacks rhythm. Idiotic name change.
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Re: ISU PROPOSED CHANGES TO FIGURE SKATING

Postby chuckiem » Sat May 19, 2018 5:39 pm

It looks like a new definition of a sequence, which is two jumps, but with no turn in between. I think skaters do have a turn between the two 2as in a 2a^2a sequence.

You can still have only one 3-jump combo (including the one with the loop) in a program, and a sequence is considered in the same category as any two-jump combo. Most skaters wouldn't do more than one sequence since they usually have less points than a normal combo.
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Re: ISU PROPOSED CHANGES TO FIGURE SKATING

Postby Trilogy86 » Mon May 21, 2018 4:14 pm

Turns are currently not allowed in a jump sequence.

It sounds like they are changing the definition of a sequence away from two jump, which could potentially have an axel jump to two other jumps, plus an axel immediately on the landing foot.
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Re: ISU PROPOSED CHANGES TO FIGURE SKATING

Postby Andy » Tue May 22, 2018 7:12 am

To my it sounds not like a good proposal. Especially in pairs, we have seen quite a few 3T/3T sequences. And even though indeed the majority of the sequences for seniors singles include a 2A, I do not see why this should be used as a way to limit. Say I am a skater studying a 3/3 combo, and I build it from a 3/3 sequence. The CoP has already eliminated a great number of jumping combinations and sequences, this step would go in the direction of eliminating even more variety. I hope it will not pass.
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