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    Mostly Max Aaron article with quotes by Zakrajsek: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2014/03/25/70075178
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    Since the disappointment in Boston, Aaron has counted the days until Saitama, doing all he can to salvage his season and kickstart his career heading into the next Olympic cycle. According to Zakrajsek, the skater has worked with choreographer Catarina Lindgren to improve the performance aspect of his Carmen free skate. He's even taken extra yoga classes to gain more flexibility for his spin positions.

    "I don't know that fans -- or sometimes even officials watching the process -- totally understand how hard and long people have to work at their craft to become excellent at it," Zakrajsek said.

    "I still believe Max took a lot of artistic risks, along with technical risks, and I feel that was underappreciated, but he also didn't deliver what he trained [in Boston]. So, he's sticking with those goals he had at the beginning of the season at worlds this week."
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    During this interview, though, Zakrajsek didn't mention quads, Axels and second-half jump bonuses.

    "I know sometimes Max gets criticism [for focusing too much on jumps], and I totally think it's unwarranted," the coach said. "He has worked particularly hard on skating the programs to his satisfaction artistically. I think he needs to grow and develop like many other elite skaters do."
    ETA: My question is no longer needed.
    Last edited by Sylvia; 03-25-2014 at 10:32 PM.
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    Good luck to the entire World Team this week in Japan! Love & miss u guys! I'll be cheering like crazy from home!
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    http://www.usfsa.org/Story.asp?id=49984&type=media

    2014 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS UNDER WAY FROM SAITAMA, JAPAN

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    Aaron, first alternate to the Olympic Team, competed for the first time since the U.S. Championships in January, where he finished third. Aaron went into the short program set on executing his first quad Salchow-triple toe combination of the season, and he succeeded.

    "I was going for the quad-triple. I was pitched forward but no matter what I was going to reach back and do the triple toe. I was going to get it done."
    http://olympictalk.nbcsports.com/201...short-program/

    Worlds: Japan’s Machida tops Hanyu, men’s field after short program
    Nicholas McCarvel Mar 26, 2014, 8:10 AM EDT

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    The American men had a so-so night. Four-time U.S. champion Jeremy Abbott fell on his opening jump before executing a strong short program, scoring a 79.67 to finish in eighth. 2013 U.S. winner Max Aaron was one place behind with a 78.32, called for under-rotating his triple Axel, which he touched a hand down on.

    “So close! So close!” Abbott said as he skated off the ice. “I put myself in a good place,” he added after receiving his score.

    Abbott and Aaron will need to make a move up the rankings in the free skate should they want to earn the U.S. a coveted third spot for the World Championships next year: a combined 13th-place finish is needed. Aaron was third at the U.S. Championships this year, leaving him off the Sochi team.

    “It was tough when I didn’t make the Olympic team,” Aaron said in a statement from U.S. Figure Skating. I took that to heart because that’s something that is a goal of mine. I wish I was there but it means a lot for me to get three spots this year and moving forward. To do that, we need to have two good skates from both me and Jeremy. I think we can do that.”

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    That triple toe on the quad-triple was really beautiful. His quad entry looked a bit iffy to me, but the combo seemed effortless. I didn't realize it was a new element for him.

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    Facebook: Photo album of Worlds 2014...EuroSport screencaps...

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8tLPDjluqw

    Max AARON - 2014 World Championships SP

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    Hockey player breaks back, switches to figure skating
    By Max Aaron, Special to CNN

    updated 11:17 AM EDT, Wed March 26, 2014
    http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/26/health...tor-max-aaron/
    (includes a video narrated by Dr. Sanjay Gupta)
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    Facebook: Screencap...Worlds 2014 Kiss & Cry...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skittl1321 View Post
    That triple toe on the quad-triple was really beautiful. His quad entry looked a bit iffy to me, but the combo seemed effortless. I didn't realize it was a new element for him.
    It's not a new element, but he hasn't done one in competition for a while - not since Nationals SP last year, I think. He's struggled with it a bit and normally does 4S-2T. But I agree - it was a GREAT combo!!!

    I'm still not convinced that he UR the 3A, though. If anything it looked over. I'll have to make the ~enormous sacrifice~ of going back and watching Max do the sexy samba, again.

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    I'm so proud of Max Aaron for putting the USA back on the map with quads! And now 4/3 combos. to boot! It doesn't get any better than that. Loved his Sp, though surprised to read he got an UR on the 3A, thought he only SO, but I'll take it, now for the FS!!!!

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    http://espn.go.com/espnw/news-commen...-championships

    MAX AARON SEEKS REDEMPTION AT WORLDS

    By Amy Rosewater | Mar 25, 2014
    Special to espnW.com

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    I noticed on twitter people are predicting Max's retirement.

    What does everyone here think of that? (Not what do they want...that's a different question. Obviously no one in an uber thread wants him to retire.)

    I don't see it. Unless he takes up bobsled or something, Max isn't leaving until he gets his try at 2018. The guy wants to be an Olympian.

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    It's been a rough season for Max, but I think he'll regroup and continue forward. I agree that he really wants to be an Olympian, so I expect him to stay for the next 4 years.

    Pic-Kiss & Cry: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bjzro9dCEAAzJOX.png

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    http://olympictalk.nbcsports.com/201...rn-third-spot/

    Hanyu roars in comeback for world title, U.S. men earn third spot
    Nicholas McCarvel Mar 28, 2014, 8:40 AM EDT

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    Aaron’s long program, meanwhile, was reflective of his entire season: he skated fast but messy, attacking his jumps aggressively but seemingly unable to find his skates underneath him. Just two of his eight jumps were marked as cleanly executed.

    “I’m frustrated. I came out here and gave it my best,” Aaron said in the same statement. “I trained hard for this but obviously it didn’t go the way I trained it. It’s reality. I have to go back and see what I can do for next season.

    The U.S. men needed a combined finish of 13th to gain a third spot at Worlds next year. They got just that, with Abbott fifth and Aaron eighth. This is the first time the U.S. men will have three spots at a World Championships since 2011.
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    Max - LP Worlds 2014

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9APpRLd9XNQ

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    Backstage @Worlds...

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    EDIT4: Former US skater, current coach Doug Mattis (via Twitter)...

    Doug Mattis ‏@DougMattis 4h
    Max Aaron's skating/choreo/ expression have come so far this year--not sure we know how good he can get. Hope he is awesome next season!

    Doug Mattis ‏@DougMattis 4h
    Aaron: 4sal-hands-2toe,4sal stepout, 3axelstepout, 3axel flipout,3lutz,3flipSEQ3sal hands, 3loop,3toe.Rough day--love his fight #Worlds2014
    Last edited by dardar1126; 03-28-2014 at 02:48 PM.

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    . @jeremyabbottpcf and @MaxTAaron went to #Worlds2014 and they're coming back with three spots! >>
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skittl1321 View Post
    I noticed on twitter people are predicting Max's retirement.

    What does everyone here think of that? .
    I think that those people are [insert string of expletives].

    Probably the same people who constantly whinge and moan about his "lack of artistry".

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    I'm so very proud of Max for having gone for everything in the FS, without great risk there is no reward, that's what makes champions.

    And most importantly Max's 8th + Jeremy's 5th = the magical 13!!!!



    GOOOOOOOOOOOOO USA!!!!

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    Colorado bound after a week in Tokyo. Ironic that this cafe across the street from our hotel is owned by a Japanese man (pictured) whose sister lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skittl1321 View Post
    I noticed on twitter people are predicting Max's retirement.

    What does everyone here think of that? (Not what do they want...that's a different question. Obviously no one in an uber thread wants him to retire.)

    I don't see it. Unless he takes up bobsled or something, Max isn't leaving until he gets his try at 2018. The guy wants to be an Olympian.
    I believe he would change coaches long before he would quit.

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