Take it to the Max (All About Aaron)

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Sylvia, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. pinky166

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    Yes Robin Cousins. I have never met him personally but I would believe he's 6 feet, he always looked very tall on the ice. Joubert is still one of the taller guys competing today and he really is just average, he is listed as 5'10.5" but most people who have met claim he isn't even as tall as that, more likely 5'9". I wouldn't be surprised if the skaters or their Feds inflated their heights a little though because most of the guys are really small! On wikipedia it says Josh Farris is 5'10.5", but in pictures from the awards banquet, he's like the same height as Max, who is very small, probably 5'6" or 5'7", so yeah no way close to that height in reality. But these days, it seems like most of the guys are small like I said. Javi towered over Chan and Ten on the Worlds podium and he's like what, 5'8" maybe? Men's skating is becoming more and more like gymnastics I feel, which is interesting because over the summer I was noticing how small (compared to normal) and muscular/athletic the male gymnasts were! And they were so much more exciting to watch because they were like dynamos, so compact and explosive!
  2. dardar1126

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    I just love the speed, power and dynamic quality of Max's skating...he's exciting to watch! :cool:

    Here's something I received on Twitter:

    U.S. Figure Skating ‏@USFigureSkating

    Click here to read all the recaps from the 2013 U.S. Championships in the March SKATING magazine! http://skatingmagazineblog.com/2013/04/02/skating-magazine-march-issue-2/ …

    There's a nice article about Max, as well as lots of other skating coverage.
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    That's one of the prices you have to pay if you'll start to practice a lot as a kid. Most of the body energy goes to training and not to growing.
  4. misskarne

    misskarne Spirit. Focus. Ability. Tenacity. Aussie Grit.

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    Very cute article with Max. I didn't know that he and Ross were so close, but that sure explains the backstage dynamic between them. ;)
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    Nice article about Max. I hope he does not read comments ever again :yikes:
  6. dardar1126

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    Amen THAT!

    But I think he was hurt more when members of the skating establishment told him the same thing when he was younger. I'm glad that he's gotten encouragement from Sandra Bezic, Scott Hamilton and others.

    I love Max's new attitude that he's not going to let other people tell him what he can and cannot do! :respec:

    EDIT: When I think of a theme song for Max I think of Defying Gravity from WICKED!

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    ^ love this as a theme for Max! :cheer:
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    OMG- is he playing in a game against that other guy? Because that guy is like 3x his size!
  11. Garden Kitty

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    So we know he doesn't scare easily.
  12. purple skates

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    Smaller players can be very competitive (especially at that age) if they have a strong core and excellent (hockey) skating skills. I suspect that was the case with Aaron. My son was always one of the smaller players, but he could easily take out (check) someone twice his size.
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    Then you'll appreciate this:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sport...ron-figure-skating--20130310,0,1598806.column
  14. misskarne

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    Hmmm. Max is five foot eight? Is that like Yagudin being five foot eight?

    Max just seems like a really little guy.

    Would have been HILARIOUS to see him pull out a jump in the middle of a game though!
  15. dardar1126

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    His official bio says 5'7". If you look at this pic of him between Charlie & Ross (both 5'9"), there's not a great height difference.

    https://twitter.com/USFigureSkating/status/311635579303514112/photo/1
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    Re: the WTT2013 short program:

    http://skatingmagazineblog.com/2013/04/11/2013-world-team-trophy-day-1/
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    I think he actually could be about that height. He and Josh Farris look very much the same height here https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?...2712564.-2207520000.1365745374&type=3&theater, though Max's shoes may be a bit higher. Josh I believe is 5'8"? (Wikipedia says 5'10.5" but um maybe that's his height in skates? :lol:) Max just has short legs and a long torso, and a very small frame, so he looks smaller. I always think Farris actually looks tall but it is clear from this picture he certainly is not (he just still has bambi legs).

    Anyways small people can be really good at hockey. My friend in highschool currently plays division 1 hockey in college and she's about 5'1" and 110 pounds but all muscle. The other girls dwarf her for the most part but she's so fast, strong, and agile it doesn't matter. I would assume Max is the same way. He's definitely ripped!
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    True; Max does not have a "dancer's body" (i.e. short torso/long legs), so he appears shorter than he actually is...and he is ripped! ;)

    I'm very proud of the way Max fought through this whole WTT2013 competition. He seems a bit fatigued at the end of this season,but he put in a pretty solid SP, and a good FS (good come back after the fall on 2nd triple axel). :fan:

    I can't wait to see what he does next season. He said he's working on the quad toe; wants to try to include it plus 2 quad sals and 2 triple axels in his FS. :watch:
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    http://skatingmagazineblog.com/2013/04/12/world-team-trophy-day-2/

    World Team Trophy: Day 2

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    From another thread:

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    ATTENTION Central Ohio! Don't know if this has been posted:

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  23. spikydurian

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    Good on Max to be involved in some shows. Now he can buy more suits!
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    Probably in her gold hand-bag:

    See picture #1: http://web.icenetwork.com/photos/gallery.jsp?content_id=44497230
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    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130412&content_id=44572224&vkey=ice_news

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    Two tweets from Max...in ONE DAY...it's a MIRACLE! :lol:

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    :) and some shoes that MATCH his suits!
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    Facebook:

    Max Aaron was tagged in Chelsea Zhao's photo. — with Gracie Gold and 3 others.
    https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/s480x480/602133_10201046649909456_2083740987_n.jpg

    *WM* - One more Max cameo from WTT. https://twitter.com/USFigureSkating/status/322960424339390464/photo/1

    *WM* - Congratulations, Team USA!! https://twitter.com/USFigureSkating/status/323015840565960705/photo/1

    *WM* - Max and his team mates cheering on the ladies during the ladies FS!! https://twitter.com/USFigureSkating/status/323004833210716160/photo/1
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    Max is in photos 2 and 3. :)

    Twitter:

    Excerpt from article:

    Scroll down the article for an update on Max's younger sister Maddie & her junior pairs partner Max Settlage.
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  34. misskarne

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    Lemon yellow pants. My goodness me. No.
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    Max posted this lovely, inspirational message on Facebook:

  37. Sylvia

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    Max's Facebook post was just so lovely, so touching. It just says so much for him that the very first thing he does is apologise to his fans for taking so long to post it!
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    In reply to Max's Facebook message I say, "thank you, Max, for allowing some of us to take that journey with you!"
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    I posted this: