From now through the new calendar year, XGames.com along with the “World of X Games” are observing the top seconds of 2017, selected from across various X Games events which went down at 2017. Who won golden? What new tips were thrown down? And what new events occurred? By Aspen to Norway to Minneapolis, XGames.com gifts the Top Moments of 2017.
At X Games Aspen 2017, a new discipline was introduced: Snow BikeCross, that will play a much larger role in 2018. Canadian Brock Hoyer entered X Games Aspen 2017 because the favorite and didn’t disappoint, straight-up schooling a field partly made up of SnoCross and Moto X converts. Hoyer won by 12 seconds despite briefly dumping his snow bike, and helped present this new subject to sports fans.
At X Games Aspen 2017, Snowboard Big Air upstart Hailey Langland acquired the very first Cab double cork 1080 with a woman in contest. The trick had been landed in her final attempt, scored a 49 and jumped her from 7th to gold. Initially 16, Hailey had been the youngest snowboarder competing in XG Aspen 2017. And on top of that, Langland landed the trick for the very first time in training earlier that day, saying she did it “by accident.” It earned the No. 2 place on that night’s SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays.
At X Games Minneapolis 2017, Brazil’s Kelvin Hoefler made gold in his rookie appearance with an X Games. He was the first rookie to acquire Mens Skateboard Street gold, and his best trick was that a frontside kickflip across the road course’s Viking ship. After walking away with the gold trophy, Hoefler ripped off his shirt in celebration.
Norway’s Oystein Braaten won his first gold medal at X Games Aspen 2017 at Ski Slopestyle, then claimed gold before his home-country audience in X Games Norway 2017. He had been one of of two to take 2 X Games gold at 2017 (such as Levi Sherwood), and he became the next person to make several Ski Slopestyle gold, even together with Tanner Hall and Nick Goepper.
At X Games Minneapolis 2017, Levi Sherwood upped the ante if he won three double backflips at 1 run. Nobody ever had landed (or tried) three double backflips at one Freestyle run (in X Games or differently). The Kiwi went on to a double of another kind: He also took Best Trick gold, becoming only the third person to make Freestyle and Best Trick gold in exactly the same X Games (Mike Metzger at 2002, Travis Pastrana at ’06).
Most likely the best trick ever pitched by a woman in a ski competition. Mathilde Gremaud’s swap double lace 1080 security grab wasn’t the very first landed by means of a girl at X Games (Lisa Zimmermann and Kaya Turski both did it in Aspen 2017), however, it was easily the most sought out out. How good was Mathilde’s secret? Along with the 43 she tallied to get a fairly bio 900, the Korean struck gold in her very first X Games. The X Games Norway Women’s Ski Big Air competition has been described as the ideal competition in women’s snowboarding history.
At X Games Aspen 2017, Joe Parsons’ Volt entire body varial, the last trick of his next series, helped propel him to his next successive SMB Freestyle gold. It had been the very first time that the Volt had been landed in snowmobile contest and only the next time Parsons had landed it. Once known to play it safe (relatively) and only try hints he’d on lock, Parsons stepped outside his comfort zone. Sitting in 2nd place at the onset of his final series, the last run of the whole self indulgent, he knew he needed something unique to split gold out of Colten Moore.
In series 1 of Women’s Skateboard Park in X Games Minneapolis 2017, Brighton Zeuner watched her first gold medal streak, becoming the youngest gold medalist in X Games history in age 13, breaking a 14-year-old album — the album was older than she’s She won gold on Saturday, July 15. That is one amazing birthday gift.
At X Games Aspen 2017, Marcus Kleveland acquired the first quadruple cork performed in contest history: a buttocks quad core silk 1800 mute grab. It came in run 3, scored a 45 and helped Marcus to silver. Eventual gold medalist Max Parrot acquired a quad underflip in the conclusion of conduct 3. Mark McMorris tried a quad core silk — his very first attempt ever in a quad — in series 4 however couldnt stick it. The Allied proceeded to take gold at SBD Slopestyle two days later.
At X Games Minneapolis 2017, BMX Big Air rival James Foster acquired a contest first: The Backflip triple tailwhip about the gap to barspin to triple disadvantage tailwhip on the quarterpipe. The trick was done in his fourth and final run. He won his first X Games gold medal with it. And it had been so good that it even made SportsCenter’s Best Plays for the whole month of July. Tune to the Top Minutes of 2017 on ABC’s “World of X Games” on Sunday, Dec. 31 at 2 p.m. ET.