Hometown: Bromont, Quebec
Olympic Outlook: Max just beat Mark McMorris with back-to-back triple corks at the 2014 X Games slopestyle and after an X Games big air win the day before, Max is on fire heading into to Sochi. He’s one of the few riders with a backside 1620 triple cork so between that trick and his rail tricks like a hard-way backside 450 there could be Olympic gold in Max’s future if he puts that all together in Sochi.
Potential Downfall: Max doesn’t have nearly as much contest experience as riders like Mark, Seb, Torstein Horgmo, or Chas Guldemond. The true test of his riding will come when the pressure’s on at Sochi.