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Thread: Max Aaron the new Elvis Stojko??

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    Goodness, what a thread!

    Will it ever be determined - the crucial question (drumroll) - Who Has Been Most Insulted?!?

    Will we ever know?! Ah, the suspense is well-nigh unbearable! I'll keep a sharp look at this thread to see what develops!

    (This wasn't what I expected to find when I clicked on this thread, to be honest... )

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    I think it's difficult to compare someone from the 6.0 era to the current judging criteria. But I do agree that there is a similarity. I never, ever enjoyed Elvis' skating. I'm a diehard Kurt Browning fan and loved the lyricism of his skating and the musicality and the personality on the ice AND the skating skills. Elvis had a great record but I missed Kurt's style of skating. I can appreciate Aaron's jumping ability but I dont' like his style of skating - and it IS very much like Elvis. Pure athleticism and not much else. I didn't see one bit of personality in his program. Whoever said - give him time to learn the rest of it ............uhhhhh, Elvis never did! I saw him on one of those foo foo Pandora shows this weekend and he still doesn't have much style to his skating. Raw talent, yes! But personality is more than finger-snapping and pointing at the crowd!!!!! Max has the same raw talent! So it comes down to whether or not you like that style of skating. As for comparing him to Jason Brown - please! Apples and oranges. Not to mention the fact that Max is at least 2 years older than Jason. Just watch Jason in 2 years.

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    When I first saw Max skate, not just jump or stand around back stage, I really thought he looked a lot like Brian Joubert in his skating style. My next impression of him was that he looked similar to Elvis. So to me he skates like Joubert, but looks like Elvis.

    Elvis Joubert.

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    I think Max Aaron looks like a bigger, clunkier version of Amodio.
    I'll still take Aaron over Jason Brown any day though. It's men's skating and frankly, Max skates like a total dude...

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    Quote Originally Posted by plushyfan View Post
    Maybe his body type?
    Maybe that's it.

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    What an insult to Aaron.

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    I'm a diehard Kurt Browning fan and loved the lyricism of his skating and the musicality and the personality on the ice AND the skating skills.
    Kurt fan but somehow I found a way to enjoy Elvis at times. Not really enjoying Aaron...sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverlake22 View Post
    I thought Keegan was Stojko 2.0? I mean, don't some people call him "Alaskan Elvis"? Max has a similar build but to me, Keegan is more Stojko-esque. Max is more like KVDP, but in time, he can maybe become more like a Joubert.
    While Keegan himself lists his favorite skater as Stojko, I've not seen him be called that. Then again I'm not as active on other boards.

    I have heard people say he reminds them of Scott Hamilton, though. However, I think he's finally taller that Scott.

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    Wow, and people are putting pressure on Osmond?!

    Comparing him to Stojko, I think it's just his posture and way of jumping that reminds me of Stojko although Aaron has better lines, better spins, and better artistry.

    I think people are honestly being far too harsh labelling Aaron as lacking in artistry. If he bombed at Nationals, he'd just be another average skater, but because he happened to have superb jumping enabling him to win, people automatically are quick to insult his artistry. It's rare for a skater to get both consistent jumping and greatly improved artistry in one season (Fernandez being one of the examples that comes to mind). Give the guy a chance to at least enjoy his Nationals win and his first Worlds and then develop the rest of his skating for next season.

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    Wow, from obscurity to get his own threads. We are a fickle bunch. Max Aaron barely got a mention before nats - only if he was on a list of competitiors at nats. Let\s give the boy a chance to figure out who he is and who knows how he will fair internationally or if he will be consistent or...

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    Some of you are really mean. Good for Max Aaron. A score of 255 is nothing to sneeze at.
    Last edited by Bentley; 01-31-2013 at 10:56 PM.

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    Give the kid a break! He just won US men gold medal! He will hopefully develop the finesse and artistry in the future. At his young career, he landed the most difficult jumps, not one but two, in the most prestigious competition of USA.

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    I don't like his choreography but he's a good looking and charismatic boy. Sure his body type is not ideal but far better than Elvis' IMO . I love the pure joy after he finished skating. I really hope he works on his presentation, especially in the LP after the first quad and first spin.

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