I’m really happy I ended up on the podium this evening at Big Air. It was a rough morning at Slopestyle since I didn’t qualify, and was a big deal for me to come back tonight, refocus and get a silver medal. Max Parrot
Aspen, Colo (PRWEB) January 24, 2015
Progression was the name of the game tonight as defending X Games Big Air champion and Monster Energy teamrider Max Parrot Cab 1440 triple corked his way into the silver-medal podium position. Parrot advanced first in his qualifying heat for the Snowboard Big Air Finals—an 18-minute jam session held on Buttermilk Mountain at Aspen Snowmass.
During the Finals, each rider’s two best scores counted, and the Canadian slopestyle ruler stayed focused and pulled out all the stops to put down a backside triple cork 1620, as well as the Cab 1440 triple cork—in which he switched up his grab from mute to Indy.
"I’m really happy I ended up on the podium this evening at Big Air" said Parrot. "It was a rough morning at Slopestyle since I didn’t qualify, and was a big deal for me to come back tonight, refocus and get a silver medal.”
Parrot’s progression-pushing tricks earned him a score of 82 behind fellow Canadian Mark McMorris’s 88, as well as a place on the coveted X Games Snowboard Big Air podium—where only the world’s best snowboarders find themselves.
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