8. Maxence Parrot - Hardway 450 On
It wasn’t quite Max Parrot‘s year this year – it was pretty obvious from his face in Sochi that he wanted that Olympic gold bad, but after not quite getting on the podium he can still take solace in his domination of the Winter X Games.
As the last rider to drop and under pressure to pull something special out of the bag, he went all out on his last run and put down the first back-to-back triple in competition. But what blew us away was this hardway backside 450 on off the heels – tech as fuck but also as calm and precise as you like. Sublime.