We knew Max Parrot was shit-hot before this weekend (after all, he’d beaten a talent-packed field at the the O’Neill Evolution last year) but what we didn’t quite realise was just how shit hot he really is.
Not only did he steal the show and the gold medal in the Big Air, but he then went on to beat hot favourite Mark McMorris in the slopestyle, despite some slightly controversial judging in McMorris’ favour.
With a super-tech rail game (what is it about French Canadians and being amazing on rails?!), some stylish doubles and the ability to string together back-to-back triple corks, he looked untouchable.
The result blew the slopestyle (which some were claiming would be a straight contest between McMorris and Shaun White) wide open.
McLovin may still be the favourite in the eyes of the mainstream media, and may have the benefit of a few year’s experience, but if the jumps in Sochi are good enough for triple corks to be thrown Max Parrot may be the Canadian to beat.