Max Parrot dominates, a quad cork, a new sport and more from Friday X Games

X Games Aspen 2017 is in full swing and things have already been action-packed. On Thursday, Shaun White returned and walked away with his worst finish since 2000 and Women’s Snowboard Big Air returned in a big way.

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Friday’s slate was a big one, with the Mens’ Snowboarding Big Air happening under the lights and the debut of the new sport Snow BikeCross. Here’s what happened on Friday in Aspen, Colorado.

Max Parrot dominates snowboarding

Max Parrot went big during Big Air. Photo: Courtesy of Pete Demos/ESPN Images

Early in the afternoon, Canadian Max Parrot got a monkey off his back and qualified first in Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle, an event he hasn’t placed higher than 9th in since he won an X Games gold medal in 2014.

But Parrot was just getting warmed up. On Friday evening under the lights in a stacked field, Parrot took the blow-for-blow Men’s Big Air with the first quad underflip done in a contest setting.

After taking the win, Parrot had this to say: “It’s insane, the level of riding is just crazy! This is the first time I’ve done a quad in a contest, so it’s just insane to put it down.”

Big air, new tricks

The aforementioned Men’s Big Air on Friday night may have been the event of this year’s X Games. The youngest competitor in the field Marcus Kleveland got the quad party started by landing the first quad cork in X Games competition history. He was then upended by Parrot, but he still took the silver medal.

Mark McMorris returns to X Games

Last February, snowboard phenom Mark McMorris snapped his femur during qualifying for the Air + Style big-air contest in Los Angeles. It has since been a tough road to recovery for the Olympic bronze medalist.

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While he competed (and won) at Dew Tour this past December, this week was the Canadian’s return to X Games and Big Air competition. Placing third, it’s clear McMorris is back in a big way.

A new sport debuts

Brock Hoyer taking the first-ever Snow BikeCross gold medal. Photo courtesy of Chris Tedesco/ESPN Images

Meet Snow BikeCross. A combination of supercross and snow mobiles, it is a new sport that just made its debut on Friday. The favorite to take the first gold medal was Brock Hoyer, who did end up taking the gold. It seemed to be a hit, and we’re sure to expect more from the sport in the years to come at X Games.

Ski superpipe

Also happening on Friday was the Men and Women’s Ski Superpipe. Aaron Blunck and Marie Martinod fought through the cold, icy conditions to take gold medals.

X Games Aspen continues this weekend and wraps up on Sunday. Stay tuned to GrindTV for a full wrap-up and head over to the X Games website for a full schedule and to watch everything go down in Aspen.