We define here the "complete failure" of an element to be the
failure of an element where nothing is
accomplished other than the initial attempt at the element. It is
suggested the following should be considered complete failures in the short
programs and original dance. In side-by-side jumps, spins and sequences an
element would be considered a complete failure only when both partners completely
failed to execute the element.
- Takeoff completely on two feet (weight supported nearly equally by both
- Landing completely on two feet (weight supported nearly equally by both
- Fall on first jump.
- Takeoff or landing completely on two feet in both jumps.
- Fall entering the spin.
- Any other error that results in less than one rotation being completed.
- Any error that results in less than 1/8 of the ice being covered in the
- Fall upon commencing the lift.
- Any lift that does not reach full extension.
- Any twist lift where the lady is not released.
- Fall before the pivot positions is attained.
- Fall upon initiating the lift.
- Any lift where the initial position/hold in not achieved.