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    *immediately disappears to Youtube*

    Historia de un Amor

    They're going to have to be careful with volume on the cuts; those trumpets have the ability to have you putting your hands over your ears.

    It does sound a bit like a samba, but it gets a bit slow in places...maybe they're going to speed up the tempo a little for Max?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    Team USA bio updated with program music: http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/de...=101022&mode=I
    SP Music: "Historia de un Amor" by Perez Prado
    FS Music: Music from Carmen performed by Rodion Shchedrin and the Boston Pops Orchestra
    Thanks for this update, Sylvia!

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    Historia de un Amor

    They're going to have to be careful with volume on the cuts; those trumpets have the ability to have you putting your hands over your ears.

    It does sound a bit like a samba, but it gets a bit slow in places...maybe they're going to speed up the tempo a little for Max?
    Thanks, misskarne, for that link!

    This piece sounds familiar to me...I know I've heard it before. I checked my Perez Prado recording, but this selection isn't on it. I can't wait to see what Max and Pasquale do with this!

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    I found this for the LP music...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39zngHPOpHU

    Rodion Shchedrin Carmen Suite Complete (43:48)

    A long piece...a lot of music to choose from!

    EDIT2:

    I really like this version...it has a lot of vitality and intensity!
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    Facebook: more skate camp pix...

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.n...62763065_n.jpg

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    Max Aaron ‏@MaxTAaron 1m
    Had such a great time here at the G2C camp in Minnesota! Thank You to all the G2C staff and campers for all the fun! You all inspire me!
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    Quad toe combo performed by Max Aaron.

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    Lots of great photos of Max in this month's Skating magazine. He of course has his full spread, but also a photo of him with Ryan Bradley and Joshua Farris on the set of a sports show. Someone needs to send him some socks though. I've never seen a man wear dress shoes with a suit without them, and he has a few pictures where you can see his bare ankles.

    I like his hair cut a bit shorter. And the cover photo is fabulous.

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    I hope everyone is having a great Saturday night! I came across this video and wanted to share it. So times you need to find inspiration through others. What a moving story. Always a great reminder to live each day to the fullest!

    http://www.wimp.com/filmsdance/
    P.S. Have your tissues ready...this is a tearful video, but so uplifting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skittl1321 View Post
    Lots of great photos of Max in this month's Skating magazine. He of course has his full spread, but also a photo of him with Ryan Bradley and Joshua Farris on the set of a sports show. Someone needs to send him some socks though. I've never seen a man wear dress shoes with a suit without them, and he has a few pictures where you can see his bare ankles.

    I like his hair cut a bit shorter. And the cover photo is fabulous.
    Any interesting tidbits, skittl?

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskarne View Post
    Any interesting tidbits, skittl?
    Probably nothing new to obsessive fans He was featured really heavily in the magazine;
    first he was in a little sidebar type thing abut the "Countdown to Sochi" he and the other guys I named did on Universal sports. Just mentioning it happened, no quotes really.

    He was mentioned in the article about Grand Prix, as making a debut, no quotes in that one from him. Heavy focus on Jason Brown for men's.

    Next, he was a large photo in an article about using 3D simulation to master jumps (along with Ashley Cain.) This is way more than Dartfish. They put them in a black suit and cover them with dots like a hollywood green screen movie. It will show the trajectory of the jump, but also let you change variables in mathematical modeling to see how changing inputs can change the outcome- which you then go and try to do on the ice. Max said he used it for his salchow, and mastered it within weeks of using the system. "It was amazing to learn that such a tiny correction- a small change in my arms -- that would make the difference of getting around cleanly."

    Then there was the feature article about him. In addition to real estate developer, which I think I'd heard was his career ambition, he also wants to be a stock broker and sports agent. And get married at 27 and have four kids. I think he plans on being pretty rich, as he wants to retire at 35 and play golf.

    He talks about doing 3 quads in the free skate, 2 in the short, and how he now realizes why so few people do it. It is hard to train two different quad jumps and run the programs every day. But he knows he needs the points from the quads (he talks about it being 15 extra points to do 3 quads) His programs are still backloaded, but with a lot more transitions. "I'm focusing on the moement going into the jumps, fluid movement, making sure everything is building together." He talks about really wanting to perform Carmen "I'm not just a jumper; I can perform more and feed off the crowd"

    His Mom said his brother and sister went into LTS because Max was already playing hockey. Max started figure skating at age 9 because there wasn't hockey in the summer. He was scouted early for hockey by some colleges, and almost all the players on his USA team in 2006/2007 is playing in college or professional. He wanted to play for Michigan (which kind of surprises me he didn't go there, since lots of figure skaters do).

    His height is quoted as 5'7" on a good day.

    He says when he broke his back (L5) he decided to figure skate because he wanted that Team USA jacket. He says he figures he could always go back to hockey and play in college. After the 2012 nationals, he considered returning to hockey because he was so discouraged. He decided to give it one more year before switching back, and of course, that year is the one that brought him to the forefront.

    Some favorites:
    Beverage: Water (oh, poor athletes)
    Snack food: Fruit (again... poor thing)
    Off ice conditioning: running/swimming
    Way to relax: hang out at the pool
    Olympic sport: Gymnastics and swimming (he wasn't allowed to pick skating.)
    Meal: Steak
    Sports teams: Detroit Red Wings, Miami Heat

    Tom talks about working on his components.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skittl1321 View Post
    Next, he was a large photo in an article about using 3D simulation to master jumps (along with Ashley Cain.) This is way more than Dartfish. They put them in a black suit and cover them with dots like a hollywood green screen movie. It will show the trajectory of the jump, but also let you change variables in mathematical modeling to see how changing inputs can change the outcome- which you then go and try to do on the ice. Max said he used it for his salchow, and mastered it within weeks of using the system. "It was amazing to learn that such a tiny correction- a small change in my arms -- that would make the difference of getting around cleanly."
    This sounds cool. Kinda like motion-capture for film. I know they've been using it in cricket for a couple of years to check on chuckers. I wonder how long before this system becomes more common? I imagine it would be expensive though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Skittl1321 View Post
    In addition to real estate developer, which I think I'd heard was his career ambition, he also wants to be a stock broker and sports agent. And get married at 27 and have four kids. I think he plans on being pretty rich, as he wants to retire at 35 and play golf.
    Okay...for some reason I am finding this ridiculously cute.

    Quote Originally Posted by Skittl1321 View Post
    His height is quoted as 5'7" on a good day.
    Poor little fella.

    Quote Originally Posted by Skittl1321 View Post
    After the 2012 nationals, he considered returning to hockey because he was so discouraged. He decided to give it one more year before switching back, and of course, that year is the one that brought him to the forefront.
    Thank goodness!

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    Thanks so much, skittl!

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    Thanks, Skittl1321, for that synopsis!

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    https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.n...99641612_n.jpg

    Max with adorable young fan

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    Nice cover to SKATING Magazine Max!

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    U.S. Figure Skating ‏@USFigureSkating 24m
    We had fun watching @MaxTAaron show @NickGismondi from @universalsports how to 'train like a champion' #jacobsladder
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    Nick Gismondi ‏@NickGismondi 9h
    Had a gr8 time today @ the USOC Skating & working out w/ reigning U.S Natl fig skating Champ @MaxTAaron #HesGOOD
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    Max Aaron ‏@MaxTAaron 8m
    Thanks @UniversalSports and @NickGismondi for spending the day with me yesterday! Really looking forward to seeing this segment on TV!
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    We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Hilton HHonors through June 2015. They are great supporters of Team USA and the Olympic movement. Looking forward to seeing everyone at 2013 Hilton HHonors Skate America in just over two months! https://www.usfigureskating.org/Stor...415&type=media

    Pic: https://sphotos-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/h...88450527_n.jpg
    EDIT:

    More pix from SKATING cover story: (see corrected link in my next post)

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    U.S. Figure Skating ‏@USFigureSkating 2m
    At the U.S. and World Hall of Fame at our very own HQ for an event an presentation!
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BRANMjZCUAAyybr.jpg
    Max's TRON display case in the background!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dardar1126 View Post
    More pix from SKATING cover story: https://pbsBQ8bhkdCUAAB4ux.jpg.twimg.com/media/
    This link doesn't work

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskarne View Post
    This link doesn't work
    Sorry; trying again....

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BQ8bhkdCUAAB4ux.jpg:large

    P.S. Remind self to always check the link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dardar1126 View Post
    Sorry; trying again....

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BQ8bhkdCUAAB4ux.jpg:large

    P.S. Remind self to always check the link.
    Thanks, dardar.

    I do wish someone would buy the boy a pair of dress socks. It looks so odd to my mind to see him sitting there with bare ankles!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skittl1321 View Post
    Lots of great photos of Max in this month's Skating magazine. He of course has his full spread, but also a photo of him with Ryan Bradley and Joshua Farris on the set of a sports show. Someone needs to send him some socks though. I've never seen a man wear dress shoes with a suit without them, and he has a few pictures where you can see his bare ankles.
    yeeeeaaahhhh. . . I'm still waiting for shoes that don't clash massively with the suit
    BARK LESS. WAG MORE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LilJen View Post
    yeeeeaaahhhh. . . I'm still waiting for shoes that don't clash massively with the suit
    That too. The suit looks great. The shoes...not so much.

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    U.S. Figure Skating ‏@USFigureSkating 14m
    . @MaxTAaron claims the U.S. title and celebrates with a triumphant fist pump. #TheseAreTheMoments
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BRF4CXkCUAAB8ga.jpg
    What a great Max moment from Nationals!

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    Max Aaron ‏@MaxTAaron 22m
    @USFigureSkating Those are the moments we live for! I'll NEVER forget that day!
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    Libertyville Review! (page scan of article re: Skating with the Starz show at Vernon Hills Glacier Ice Arena)

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    Skate for Hope cast picture

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