- Feb 13, 2015
And it is in the space where the “favoritism“ or bias happens. Not all the time but it happens. And those little subjective differences mean the difference in where they finish. And whether a team award happens or not.Leaps have an up to .2 deduction when they aren’t at the required angle, and one judge may take .1 while the other takes .2. Bent knees are always up to .3 deduction, depending on the degree of “bentness;” a tiny bend should be .05-.1, while a 90-degree bend should be .3. But some judges may see a .2 bend deduction while their partner sees a .1 bend deduction. Thats subjective, but there’s a limit to the subjectiveness.