Take it to the Max (All About Aaron)

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  1. dardar1126

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    We love you, Max!! :respec:
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    Max appears in group open, his solo to an R&B medley @ ~45 minutes, group close.

    EDIT: From golden411 @ GS Forums...

    EDIT2: Facebook...

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    Imho Max is behind on the curve, meaning he has only one last chance to prove himself, and that's at Nationals! :cool:

    Seriously, if he wants to make the Olympic Team he's going to have to hit it out of the ballpark, as imho he didn't do so good on the GP this season, especially in comparison to some other American men....

    On the (+) side, American Nationals tends *not* to take into consideration how well a skater did on the GP/GPF, et al, rather the here & now, that is US Nationals, and if he's 1 or 2 he'll be on the Olympic Team, as it should be. :hat1:
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    I'm not sure he really did that badly on the GP, especially if you consider it was his FIRST season on it.
    He got 3rd and 7th.
    By comparison, Jason Brown (also first season) got 3rd and 5th.
    Jeremy Abbott (a well established veteran) got 3rd and 6th.
    So yeah, Max is the lowest total, but he got a bronze medal the same as these guys, and basically what they are all showing is that the US men are a bunch of GP bronze medalists who aren't going to be competitive at the Olympics anyway, so there isn't much reason to 'rig' it for favorites. So yes, of the people 'in the running' Max isn't doing great, but IMO, none of them put up a strong case. With a silver and a 4th place Rippon is the only person who seems to have put out a great case for making the team. Farris and Dornbush of course still have a competition, and I think it is still possible for Rippon to get GPF.

    So really, I think ALL these men still have to prove themselves- at Nationals.

    And I think you are right that US doesn't weight the previous competitions much, but I do think how they do is in the back of the mind of the judges and influences their scores.
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    I love, I mean I LUUUUV Max's Tron program. What the hell happened since then? It's all been downhill since then, hasn't it? Classic example of trying to put too much on your plate.

    Max, you are not a classically artistic skater. It's okay, don't try to be one. Just be you: Jumps and Jumps and Unorthodox Moves and Jumps and Jumps and Unorthodox Moves-- Hell, that's Plushenko's m.o., and he's a ****in' legend!
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    ^ Thank you!!!! :encore:
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    When was the last time before Max that the national champion came up through sectionals? (Did Max also compete at Regionals last year?)

    (Did he win sectionals last year? Wikipedia doesn't have the entry, which is kind of surprising.)
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    There was no Senior Men's event at Southwestern Regionals last year. I believe Johnny Weir was the most recent man to win a national title (2004) after having competed at Sectionals.

    ETA: Yes, Aaron won Mids last year with big scores - from last year's Sectionals thread in the Kiss and Cry section:
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    Thanks Sylvia!

    That make sense, I guess there usually aren't enough men.
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    Max was interviewed this morning during the icenetwork.com live coverage; if anyone has a link to a video of it, PLEASE POST IT!

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    EDIT2: The interview...subscription NOT required to view...

    http://web.icenetwork.com/video/v31238403
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    3/8-American figure skater Max Aaron, the reigning U.S. national champion, has perfected a recipe for a cranberry Jell-o mold, a unique Thanksgiving side.

    http://www.nbcolympics.com/sites/nb...hanksgiving_full.zip_files/USATSI_7509183.jpg

    4/8-The Arizona-native's recipe is simple, and all you'll need is Jell-o, water, orange juice, cranberry sauce, and can of mandarin oranges.
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    Grrrr. "The quad" is not one jump! It can be several different jumps!
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    I think Max was HIS version of the complete package when he skated his short to Tron. By working with Camerlengo, I would assume that there was plenty learned but in what could be his 'momentum fueled go for the brass ring' season, why on earth anyone would think that becoming almost a poor-man's copy of the truly unique Daisuke Takahashi (using the same music in the SP that Daisuke does to screaming raves as an exhibition; putting a twirly fop of hair at the top of his head - which Daisuke is the genuine article, like it or not) is puzzling.

    Max. Be yourself. Was AWESOME.
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    I think Max is exploring and defining who he is as a skater...experimenting with choreography, technical content, overall look. I think this is natural for a relatively young skater; over time he'll figure it out. I give him credit for pushing his boundaries and taking risks. :)

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    This is confusing. Max's ex is not a copy of anything - this was his ex last season, too. I don't like the hair but it seems to be a popular style all over the world - Daisuke doesn't have copyright on it, you know. And so what if Max used music that Daisuke did a couple of years ago? It's not like Daisuke owns that, either. I actually quite like the SP for him as a vehicle. Skaters use music used by other skaters all the time.

    Max was bullied into doing something about his PCS. So he's trying. It's not working for him because people are trying to force him to become Jeremy Abbott and he'll never be Jeremy Abbott (thank goodness). I would love to see Max skating the way he was last season - with joy and abandon. Hopefully everything's been sorted out by Nationals. Missing the GPF is probably a blessing in disguise.
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    Well just to clarify, I am referring to Max's Short Program music, which is the same as one of Daisuke's signature exhibition pieces. Camerlengo, who did the choreography for both programs (it was originally a short program for Daisuke) also used the same music for Weaver and Poje's Latin Short dance 2 seasons ago. I just think that it invites unflattering comparisons, and the thought of comparing is only heightened by the similarity of hair style. Never said any skater had a patent or ownership of any piece of music, and yes, people skate to the same pieces all the time (over and over again).

    It was simply puzzling to me why he would attempt to make 'progress' with his style into a realm that is already so masterfully STILL being delivered upon in competitive skating. (Daisuke is still very much an active competitor. In fact they did the same Grand Prix events, not that Team Max would have known this necessarily back in the spring when the programs were being created).

    I am a big fan of everything unique and powerful that Max brought last season, and while I recognize that skaters look to develop and grow, it seemed to me in such a densely competitive field of US men, and heading into such a pivotal Olympic season, when he had been receiving a clear and resounding sign from both US and international judges that those factors that made him 'unique', while not necessarily 'complete' were being recognized and rewarded (PCS was higher last season).
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    I think Aaron had the misfortune to have a break-out year the year before the Olympics - having the breakout season two or three years ago would have been better - it often seems that skaters have a breakout season and then have to regain focus as the demands on their time changes when they become a known skater as well as an extra season to develop his style and musicality - hopefully he will be able to stay healthy and have a shot at 2018 because I really enjoyed his skating last season.
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    I agree with you skatingguy- Max has so much pressure on him this year, and at the beginning of last year he probably never even considered himself a contender for Sochi, his goal was likely 2018.
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    Lol I love that song! :D Thanks for providing it, dardar1126, as well as those awesome pictures of Max and his family. :cool:
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    Ditto! :encore:
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    Aaaaaaaaaaah, that song will be stuck all day at work tomorrow, I know it.

    Not enough Max tho. :p
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    That video/song is hysterical and adorable, but most of them should really stick to their respective sports rather than singing :lol:
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    Posted: Tuesday December 3, 2013 3:33 AM

    Legends hope to get skating back into spotlight

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    Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/20...g.the.spotlight.0753/index.html#ixzz2mRJESyFp

    **They got Max's age wrong; he is 21, not 20.

    EDIT: This link from Sylvia has 3 picture links...

    http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2013/12/03/2834634/legends-hope-to-get-skating-back.html
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