By forcing players to make sting hits you totally compromise and lose a section of competition play.
Going back to figure skating, every person needs to land a trick list to score well, what interprets their overall score is the STYLE in which they execute their tricks.
With throw comps sting hits score the most so you are seeing a lot of the same moves because they are technical yes, but have lots of points attached to them. There is no trick list and then style thrown in there like figure skating.
If the contests could somehow have style thrown in there as well it would add a whole new aspect to the game. Obviously you can play slower /more style if you are flawless in your tricks as you will make up the points because of not having errors.
In my opinion they should have some type of compulsory tricks in the contest but then have a large section of the routine be for true free style, not speed. So then it would be who can complete the compulsory tricks the best but then also you can get points for having an original style and incorporating those compulsory tricks into your routine.
I think it caters to most everyone and is a fair way of judging overall
It would also allow people to “copy” the same tricks and score higher or the same but only based on person style not the fact that the tricks are copied.