Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 16 to 25 of 25

Thread: #ShibSibs video from Champs Camp (published Sep 1)

  1. #16
    Celebrating the Excellence of #VirtueMoir golden411's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    4,129
    Quote Originally Posted by aftertherain View Post
    It was the original committee .... The real boss in that room is Maia Shibutani. ....
    "Meanie Maia" must have noticed that everyone was obeying her order to look straight at the camera for the still photo, with the exception of one inattentive maverick gazing upward and daydreaming about competing in Sochi ... as a member of USA's hockey squad. This transgression would prove costly.

  2. #17
    Celebrating the Excellence of #VirtueMoir golden411's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    4,129
    On the subject of Champs Camp (but nothing to do with the ShibSibs video):

    @AshWagner2010 tweeted a goofy/sweet mini-version of the class photo that I think was previously unseen:
    Amidst the chaos we always have each other Love you @agneszawadzki http://instagram.com/p/d0YYBPirwE/
    5:31 PM - 3 Sep 13
    https://twitter.com/AshWagner2010/st...53554970808320
    AZ wrote back a cute reply:
    And in AW's Instagram, I love also how Maia and Mirai each contributed one hand to form a heart together.

    (ICYMT, other versions of the Champs Camp class photo that were previously available:
    - The entire group playing around:
    http://www.icenetwork.com/photos/58909434?image_id=5 [photo #5 in Jason Brown's blog gallery]
    - The official pose:
    - Another "serious" pose that was included in a tweet from Brown:

  3. #18
    Ya'll just need to ignore it. aftertherain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    2,301
    Quote Originally Posted by golden411 View Post
    - The entire group playing around:
    http://www.icenetwork.com/photos/58909434?image_id=5 [photo #5 in Jason Brown's blog gallery]
    Omg. Evan seriously looks like he does not know what to do with himself. Meryl, on the other hand, clearly the fun-loving princess of Champs Camp. She is on a whole 'nother level--see you fools later!

    Jason Brown remains adorable.

  4. #19
    Celebrating the Excellence of #VirtueMoir golden411's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    4,129
    Quote Originally Posted by aftertherain View Post
    Jason Brown remains adorable.
    BTW ... if you haven't read Brown's summer recap blog, he included good behind-the-scenes information on what happens at Champs Camp, as well as adorable comments. Excerpt:

    I had an incredible time at Champs Camp last week. Since it was my first time, I had no expectations; I was just dying to be a part of it!
    Camp began with the Team USA group photo, which for years I've seen in SKATING Magazine, dreaming of the day I would get the honor to be in that photo. Then came Scott Hamilton's keynote speech. ....
    The following day, all the skaters performed their short programs. One thing unique to Champs Camp is that no one, other than the officials and select staff, is allowed to watch the practices or performances, not even the other skaters. So, when I went out to do my short program, I had no idea what the setting of the simulated competition was going to look like. It turned out that it was extremely chill: Officials scattered in the stands watching, talking amongst themselves and taking notes on their thoughts of the program.
    The following day were the free skates, and the last two days were on-ice evaluations and talking about Sochi.
    Throughout the week, we all had individual schedules where we met one on one with a nutritionist and a sports psychologist, had media training, met with packaging specialists (discussing costumes, "hair," etc.), did photo/video promo shoots and met with judges and U.S. officials to go over our new programs.
    On Friday night, we had a team-building exercise ....
    The camp was such a special experience, and I can't begin to express how fortunate I feel to have been a part of it this year.


    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2013/...-hectic-summer (Aug 29)

    Skate Canada's High Performance Camp will take place later this week. Although no chance of a ShibsSibs video , I hope some photos and skater reactions will be forthcoming.

  5. #20
    On the Ice
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    42
    Quote Originally Posted by Skater Boy View Post
    cute video but really what is MAX thinking with that hair?? Johnny Weir and Daisuke Takahahsi have a cat fight or run into each other at the local Saks Fifth Avenue and gith over a designer bag and this is what you get? Okay enough snarking but really I am not sure what look he is going for but it isn't a good one for skating or...It is rather distracting.
    I agree, that new hair isn't doing Max any favors. I wonder if that was his idea or someone else's. One thing I really enjoy about Max is his masculinity...and that hairstyle is anything but.

  6. #21
    Ya'll just need to ignore it. aftertherain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    2,301
    Quote Originally Posted by 80sskatergirl View Post
    I agree, that new hair isn't doing Max any favors. I wonder if that was his idea or someone else's. One thing I really enjoy about Max is his masculinity...and that hairstyle is anything but.
    Lol, what does this even mean?

    His hairstyle is just a mohawk that has been styled down instead of up with (natural?) curls. He's only twenty-one. Let him live a little.

  7. #22
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    2,302
    Quote Originally Posted by 80sskatergirl View Post
    One thing I really enjoy about Max is his masculinity...and that hairstyle is anything but.
    Yawn, and we're back on the sexuality bandwagons.

    Max is a man. His hairstyle doesn't change that. The little curly part at the front does annoy me, but hey, it's his hair. He can do whatever he likes with it.

  8. #23
    On the Ice
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    42
    Quote Originally Posted by karne View Post
    Yawn, and we're back on the sexuality bandwagons.

    Max is a man. His hairstyle doesn't change that. The little curly part at the front does annoy me, but hey, it's his hair. He can do whatever he likes with it.
    Of course he is a man and of course he can do whatever he wants with his hair. I just hope it's what HE wants and not some stylist or other influence telling him to change his "look". It was perfectly fine before...

  9. #24
    Celebrating the Excellence of #VirtueMoir golden411's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    4,129
    Ouch ... soooo sad to hear about another injury for Alex Shibutani.
    Hope that the withdrawal of the Shibutanis from Salt Lake City will allow him to recover fully before Skate America. Better safe than sorry. (Same goes for Lysacek.)
    Will wait patiently to see the debut of the Michael Jackson FD from the Shibs. Really want them to have a strong season to get them to you-know-where.

    Look forward to the SLC event anyway as the first opportunity to see Max Aaron's programs.
    Gotta say that one of Max's strengths is that he is comfortable in his own skin -- and no doubt also with his self-chosen hairstyle at any particular time. When discussing his skating, he has said that he likes to consider different options/approaches as he figures out what will work best for himself. He is open to trying new things and is quick to learn from his own experiences and those of others. By extrapolation, I cannot imagine that his curls were grown under duress. And whether he keeps his curls [natural or otherwise; and swept up, down, sideways, you name it] or not, the handsome Mr. Aaron will continue to have the opposite sex sighing with appreciation for his warm eyes and bright smile. (To me, his curls add visual interest as a hint of his bouncy personality. His shorter curls are especially becoming, IMHO. YMMV.)
    Note to Skater Boy: You are unfair to accuse Max of lacking personality (as you did in the Lysacek thread), and then to turn around and criticize him for showing some individuality.
    And to 80sskatergirl: LOL, my InBox must have rejected the memo "ordaining" that curls and masculinity are incompatible. Thank goodness that my spam filter has zero tolerance for such craziness.

  10. #25
    Celebrating the Excellence of #VirtueMoir golden411's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    4,129
    Skate Canada's website has a new article with some details about what is/was accomplished at its High Performance Camp. Interesting [IMHO], although only tangentially [at best ] on topic for this thread, and yet not worth starting a new one. Quotes from Paul/Islam and Mike Slipchuk, among others.

    September preparation is key to a successful season

    Excerpts:
    The three-day camp, (the U.S. camp is seven days long) packed full of activities, is taken very seriously. “If skaters aren’t prepared for whatever reason, they are not part of it,” Slipchuk said. “There’s an expectation of preparation and readiness. ...”
    .... Skate Canada flies in its top ISU officials and technical people, not only from Canada, but from countries around the world. At this event in Mississauga ... Skate Canada brought in Britain’s Simon Briggs, who served as a technical specialist for the pairs event at the Vancouver Olympics. ....
    Skaters do short programs one day, long programs the next, in front of judges and technical specialists or controllers or whatever discipline guru can up the ante. These experts sit and scratch (with pens) and chat and discuss and tap their knees to test timing. The skaters are videotaped. Then comes the tough part as officials go rinkside and niggle over every little detail, technical and choreographic, too. “They watch for levels and they go over every little bitty detail,” said dancer Alexandra Paul .... “They look at different aspects of your program, like flow and then specific things like timing. It really matters.” ....
    “That’s what this is about,” Islam said. “It’s about perfection. You’ve had some time with your programs and it’s time to take that next step and make them perfect and get them ready for internationals.”

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •