Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Sylvia, Feb 19, 2013.
That is such a sweet message. I hope he has a great time at Worlds.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
ICE STYLE.....2014 U.S. Prudential Figure Skating Championships Costumes Recap Part Four: The MEN & ICE DANCE Free Skate/Free Dance Costumes
I miss the curls, too! BRING BACK THE CURLS, MAX!!
No! His haircut is hot!
Max is HOT no matter his haircut!
EDIT: More fashion commentary...
The Inside Edge: 2014 Champs best-dressed list
Chock, LeDuc stand out among peers; Davis, White stay just as sharp
Posted 1/15/14 by Sarah S. Brannen and Drew Meekins, special to icenetwork
Oh please please please please don't bring back those horrible long curls. His hair at last year's Nationals was the best.
Disagree. The hair can ruin it.
Facebook: New pic of Max, Jeremy & Jason:
Kinda random...Max got a write-up in Women's Wear Daily!
January 16, 2014
Max Aaron's Good Taste
By JENNIFER ERNST BEAUDRY
I thought it was an old article based on the photo- but nope, 2014.
Max with adoring young fan-girl...
Sexy Pirates and Flashy Romeos: A Brief History of Men's Figure Skating Costumes
The Atlantic Wire By Alexander Abad-Santos
Harvard's Lyndsey Fry heading to Sochi with special motivation
Sarah Higgins | NCAA.com
Last Updated - Jan 16, 2014 13:52 EST
Twitter: (thanks to golden411 @GSF for this find)
Great pix from Nationals: http://www.flickr.com/photos/114391647@N03/
I really like this one of Max shaking hands with Brian Boitano...
Max getting into character for his SP... https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/q80/s720x720/1511152_978391269449_953400308_n.jpg
No Max in this pic, but a nice one of his parents Neil and Mindy with Maddie...
EDIT: Max shared this inspirational story on Twitter...
Max with young fan...she said she ran through a crowd of people to meet him.
Facebook: A few more pix from 2014 Nationals...
Men's awards podium... https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net...0x720/1546218_812266428799627_302010783_n.jpg
I was watching the exhib. the other day and Max was skating. His artistry or lack of reminded me of Elvis Stoyjko. I like Max but would like to see his artistry improve. I am sure I spelled Elvis' last name wrong.
Max is an athletic, power and speed skater. This year he has worked very hard on improving his artistry and presentation. He's taken ballroom dance classes, and worked with top choreographers. I noticed big improvements over last year, and I fully expect that Max will continue to grow in that area of his skating.
Just "Stojko"...no "y".
Just watched the TSL interview that Max did over the summer. It was the first interview I've really heard him do so it was interesting; I was pretty impressed. He seems like such a methodical, analytical person. I can see how he's been able to master so many jumps; he really has worked hard to break them down and figure out exactly how to do it right. I also really respect the fact that he is AWARE of his shortcomings on the artistry front and took proactive measures to fix them.
HOWEVER, as much as he can literally will into being any sort of jump he wants, you can't exactly do a "by the numbers" program and have it be artistic. I think artistry requires a certain amount of freedom of expression and vulnerability that can't be learned from a book.
I admit, watching Max's programs this year left be a bit bored. I enjoyed him last year; I thought what he lacked in say, artistic expression, he made up for in personality and energy and I found that much more engaging to watch.
My advice to Max would be, don't try to fit yourself into the mold of other skaters. Improve yourself in every way you can, but don't lose sight of who YOU are as a person and a skater and let that shine through, first and foremost. It might be harder to find your own way instead of just copying the styles of others, but I think that the audience and judges will recognize when your expression and artistry on the ice is really YOU and not someone else's idea of you.
He's a great talent and I really wish the US men had three spots for Sochi.
I agree. His TRON number was something he really liked and identified with; and the WEST SIDE STORY characterization fit his strong, masculine image.
Like the aforementioned Elvis Stojko, Max needs to define his own personal style/artistic expression, and build on that.
I agree with Spareoom and dardar1126. I preferred both of Max's programs last year also. They seemed organic and authentic to who he is as a person and as a skater. He is strong and powerful. There is room for him in this sport. He can still improve within his own style, within COP.
Max w/our very own paskatefan!
I liked Max's West Side Story program better than anything he did this year, but I didn't like Tron that much. I like his Carmen okay, but do not like his short program.
Max needs to be Max, and not try to be someone else. But if Max wants to be a hip swiveling ballroom dancing type, then he should keep trying it.
Max at 2014 Nationals - performance and off-ice candid photos...
On the Record: Max Aaron
by FOX Sports official
[NOTE: This is an older video...and will likely make you a bit sad.... ]
Nationals 2014 - SP pix...