Artistic wise and in terms of their technical abilities..If he is worse than her in your opinion, then who could be her equal? Is there such skater?
He is obviously an excellent skater and a better skater than Tatiana's husband. Just compare what he and Tatiana have achieved vs Tatiana and her husband as a team. However I would still say yes Tatiana is overall the better skater. Just like when Maxim was with his former partner Maria Mukhortova, he was the superior skater, both in technical ability and overall style and presentation. Now with Tatiana the reverse is true.
LOL no Stanislav is not her husbond, just her ex-skating partner! Theyre dating each other
Maybe glaring is a strong/wrong word. It's just that sometimes his posture irks me. He sometimes doesn't really get into his knees and seem smooth, but then again maybe the problem is the height difference between him and Tatiana. You see I'm still in love with Sergei and Anton, so I'm having a hard time warming up to Maxim. That's it, his style just irks
Not necessarily in terms of raw technical abilities but in terms of things that should be important to GOE and PCS, yes. He also does have the nasty habit of falling or dropping her at times.
It's not glaring. Max has an intensity on the ice that covers a lot of his flaws. If you know what to look for, you see it, but it's not incredibly obvious.
I think Maxim does have powerful presence, even though Tatiana is a better skater. Usually in pairs the point is to showcase the woman and have the man facilitate the elements. It's not like ice dance where both partners need similar skating ability (exception being Margaglio being glaringly worse than Fusar-Poli). There's more refinement in Tatiana's skating, but it's not like Maxim is "keeping up".