Canadian contestants dominate at the O'Neill Evolution 2013 in Davos, Switzerland.
As the lights were about to go out at the end of last night's training session at the O’Neill Evolution, Maxence Parrot (CAN) decided there was no time like the present to try his first Triple Cork.
Parrot's first attempt was close but when he dropped in for his second attempt he stomped it in a Torstien-Horgmo-Winter X-Games-perfect-score type of way, making it the first contest kicker Triple Cork in European history.
Never one to be outdone, Sebastien Toutant (CAN), the last rider to drop in, went within a whisker of stomping his own variation of the Triple. Suffice to say the level of progression is going through the roof.
As ever, the O’Neill Evolution brings together the best in progressive freestyle snowboarding, and this year’s edition is shaping up to be one of the best ever. The week's contests are building towards the ‘Legends Session’ at 3pm on Saturday, in turn leading into the 6 Star World Snowboard Tour Big Air Finals.
A change of leader is all but guaranteed with Antoine Truchon (CAN) needing only a Top 14 finish to take over the top spot, and a complete re-shuffle of the top five is also on the cards as the French Canadian domination of Europe seems certain to continue.
Watch Maxence Parrot (CAN) land Triple Cork:
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