The Mile High by Carlton Dry 2012 has finished with Tor Lundström (SWE) taking the men’s title and $7000 in cash and prizes. Silvia Mittermüller (GER) took out the women’s with $3000 in cash and prizes. Both riders were amazed at the standard of competition as well as the world-class competition course built by Thredbo. The Mile High By Carlton Dry has had a great entry year on the Professional World Snowboarding Tour and is looking forward to a great competition future with the World Snowboard Tour.
Progression was the key word in the Men’s Big Air contest. Maxence Parrot won with his 3rd run, nailing the Backside 1440 Triple Cork Mute – Boardslide – Backside Lipslide. This rarely seen trick was a big treat for the huge crowd in Davos.
Giving everybody a taste of his intentions in the training earlier this week, he commented on his performance: ’’I just landed the cleanest triple cork in my life and i am stoked. I learned this trick only three days ago, and I wasn’t even stressed about doing it, but when I landed it, I was shaking, and worried a little about the rail section. I am so happy it all went well and I just won the biggest contest in my life.’’ 15 year old Kyle Mack (USA) and Emil Ulsletten (NOR) joined Maxence on the podium, really challenging Maxence in the superfinal after his first run. Kyle attempted to beat Maxence with an extremely stylish Triple Rodeo Indy 1440 – Backside Lipslide – Frontside Noseblunt to Fakie, a trick never performed in a contest before.
Canada's biggest snowboard contest, the World Snowboard Tour 5-Star Monster Energy Shred Show finished off with a bang Saturday night. Canadian Max Parrot who was an X-Games silver medalist in slopestyle earlier this year stomped a backside triple cork 12 to beat out the competition. "I was kinda nervous, I tried it in practice and didn't land it, but with the pressure and the good crowd, everything came around and I stomped it perfectly so I was pretty happy!" said a triumphant Max just after receiving his winning cheque and crown. The field of competitors didn't make it easy for him though. The 10-man final was stacked with talent like last year's winner Darcy Sharpe, The Shred Show Slopestyle winner Emil Ulsletten, and a host of perennial jump slayers like Sage Kotsenburg and Eric Willett. Ultimately though it was American Justin Morgan who ended up in third spot with his switch backside double cork 1080 and Kim Rune Hansen from Norway took second with a switch back 12. The level of riding was the best Canada has ever seen and The Monster Energy Shred Show continues to grow in stature in the international contest scene.