US Snowboarding’s Chris Corning, Red Gerard, and Kyle Mack start the 2017-18 FIS Big Air World Cup schedule on a high note by sweeping the podium in Milan, Italy during the Big Air and the City festival. The competition was a best of three run format where the top two scores were combined for the final score. Corning, who was the 2016 Slopestyle World Cup winner, topped the field with a frontside 1440 melon and a backside triple cork 1440 melon. Gerard, who is one of the riders featured in TranWorld’s latest movie, Arcadia, followed Corning with an impressive bag of tricks of his own. Landing a backside triple cork 1440 mute as well as frontside 1260 frontside grab on his first and third run. Kyle Mack was also back in the lineup looking healthy, landing in third with a backside triple cork 1440 japan and a frontside 1080 bloody dracula.
The results have to be seen as a nice start for Team USA as the competitive snowboarding world prepares for Big Air’s debut in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Check out some of our USA predictions for the upcoming Winter Olympics here!