Take it to the Max (All About Aaron)

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  1. misskarne

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    I suspect Nadine's inference is that no-one will be able to beat Max at this year's nationals.
     
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    Max #1 after SP...WHOOPEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cheer:

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    EDIT: via Facebook/International Figure Skating...

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    http://olympictalk.nbcsports.com/20...ational-figure-skating-classic-short-program/

    Max Aaron, Canadian pair lead after first day of U.S. International Figure Skating Classic
    Nick Zaccardi Sep 12, 2013, 11:31 PM EDT

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    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2013/09/12/60446802/aaron-jumps-out-ahead-of-carriere-in-mens-short

    Aaron jumps out ahead of Carriere in men's short

    Posted 9/12/13 by Lynn Rutherford, special to icenetwork

    Pic: http://web.icenetwork.com/assets/images/5/8/8/60446588/cuts/Aaron_Max_SP_203_xxz9b1t6_um9bb7x5.JPG

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    http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/56864216-77/aaron-evan-lysacek-skating.html.csp

    Figure skating: With Lysacek sidelined, Max Aaron leads at U.S. Classic
    He leads comfortably heading into final round, with Olympic champ Lysacek out.
    By Kurt Kragthorpe | The Salt Lake Tribune
    First Published Sep 12 2013 10:09 pm • Updated 5 hours ago

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    EDIT: New pic...

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    http://www3.daylife.com/search/photos/2/grid?q=US Figure Skating Classic 2013 Salt Lake City

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    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2013/09/14/60555752

    Unsteady Aaron still hits personal best in triumph
    Carriere brings home silver; Farris gets caught in music but bags bronze

    Posted 9/14/13 by Lynn Rutherford, special to icenetwork

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    Max Aaron was awarded 7.94 more total points than he did at last year's U.S. International Classic, where he was also victorious. -Jay Adeff

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  9. leapfrogonice

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    I honestly didn't understand all the back/forth about his short program costume? Something about not having enough mesh etc on the back? Could somebody clarify the rules? I think the men's costumes have been the least controversial thing so was caught by surprise.

    I also think he is purposefully teasing people with his hair. Look at all the conversation and twittersphere gab it is generating. Gives him a dimension to say "ladies - discuss!"
     
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    http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/m...igure-skating-classic-20130914-034828-567.jpg

    SALT LAKE CITY, UT - SEPTEMBER 13: Stephen Carriere, Max Aaron and Josh Farris pose for photographers on the medals podium after winning the men's competition during the US International Figure Skating Classic at the Salt Lake City Sports Complex on September 13, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
     
  11. pinky166

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    Honestly, I loved Max's Carmen! So pleasantly surprised, not a huge fan of the SP, but he's improved his artistry A LOT! He has that panache and confidence that really make the Carmen work. Some mistakes in the program to be sure, but also some great jumps and his TES was quite impressive given how many points he left on the table. It's early but I say he's looking strong to defend his title and at least grab one of the Olympic spots even if he doesn't defend his title. I can see him making the GPF, honestly, and a medal at the Olympics isn't out of the question IMO (gold won't happen but I think he is definitely in the hunt for a bronze considering none of Chan, Hanyu, and Fernandez are particularly consistent/reliable in competition, not to mention others like Dai). This season is gonna be so exciting!
     
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    ^ :encore:
     
  14. Loves_Shizuka

    Loves_Shizuka Gettin' my sass out

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    I haven't seen his programmes yet, but I love his costumes. .. and his hair :D
     
  15. museksk8r

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    Max's SP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPFSg4uwl9c

    I like that he is trying to focus more on implementing choreography into his program, but I can easily see that it doesn't come easy or naturally for him to have to focus on that aspect of his skating. He had an awkward looking trip . . . it was almost as if the accent of the music and the awkward forced movement of his arms on the accent of the music scared him and he tripped right afterward when not doing anything difficult. It is the start of the season. His effortlessness on the jumps is really a thing of beauty though. I found the ending of the program to be a little abrupt and maybe not as choreographically effective as it could be. It could be though that I have never liked this piece of music, not even when fellow Tom Z pupil Ryan Bradley skated to it. Overall, I like Aaron's skating much better than last season though.
     
  16. misskarne

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    I do like this new SP. You can really see how hard he's been working on the second mark. Even the step sequence is more energetic and crisp than the Tron program. And he really nails the flair of this one, I think. Plus he hits so many moments!

    Also, :swoon: and :grope: are applicable.
     
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    I got a direct personal thank you tweet from Max...I'm verklempt!! :rollin:

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    I still haven't seen his LP! Anyone got a vid?
     
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  20. museksk8r

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    :wall: Ugh, it's like I'm watching Evan but with quad attempts. Even the way he is using his arms and hands is reminiscent of Lysacek. :wuzrobbed Max, please, there are other colors in the universe besides black. Where is the originality? Sorry, I want to like Aaron, but I am not a fan of this LP, nor his plain costume, nor his hairstyle. :(
     
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    Max's Carmen >> Evan's Carmen

    Interesting as Max is "just a jumper" and Evan is considered a sophisticated arteeest :p lol. But seriously, this is one of Lori Nichol's better works in a long while.
     
  24. olympic

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    Good effort! Less 'hammy' than Lysacek's 'Carmen'

    Not concerned about the messy quads at this point. In fact, the jumps from 3x down look completely effortless.

    He looks more put together and you can tell he's making a bigger effort at presentation / artistry on the ice this year.
     
  25. merrywidow

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    I think this will be spectacular come January & always supposing he lands the difficult jumps. He's such an exciting skater & I want some of our other U.S. men to begin catching up with him.
     
  26. aftershocks

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    ITA that Max has been working hard on the aesthetics of his skating, and I think both of his programs have wonderful potential. His free skate was obviously rusty in terms of his jumps, but it's still early in the season. It is perhaps a reflection of his working so hard on the artistic aspects of his skating that has caused some timing problems on his jumps, which is not an unusual situation. He certainly has the desire, ability and confidence to work out those kinks and continue to develop these programs to their potential over the course of the season. Max deserves all the praise he is receiving for working so hard and for trying so hard to improve and to take his skating to a higher level.

    His sp costume was fine -- maybe he could add some color (Royal purple perhaps?) and flair for the Spanish theme. The all-black for the FS costume is for me at this point old hat and somewhat boring. Taken by itself, the cut and appearance is elegant, but it does too much recall Evan's "all-black" styling/ mandate. I think a different choice of color (or more of an up-to-date Spanish-themed design approach might have more impact).

    I do wish the guys would not make Sochi 2014 a sartorial dirge! Liven it up guys, on the costume front. Do not fear subtly edging in some Johnny Weir flavor and flair (albeit with understated style and elegance). ;)
     
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    I thought I read somewhere that neither of those costumes was the final one.
     
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    http://www.meadowlands.com/Events/P_G___Walmart_Tribute_to_American_Legends_of_the_Ice.aspx

    P&G & Walmart Tribute to American Legends of the Ice

    Wednesday, December 11 at 7:30 PM

    "A Celebration of the Great Tradition of American Skating"

    Watch performances by current and past National and Olympic medalists including Brian Boitano, Dick Button, Ashley Wagner, Max Aaron, Marissa Castelli & Simon Shnapir, Ross Miner, Agnes Zawadzki, and many more. The show will be hosted by Kristi Yamaguchi and Michael Weiss.

    Plus special musical guest performer Scotty McCreery will perform in the tribute to American skating legends before they head off to Sochi.

    Tickets:
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