The Moore Brothers succeed at Winter X Games
No Gold necessary.
This was the second year at Winter X Games for the brothers and Osiris riders, Caleb and Colten Moore. After another year of ATV freestyle shows, they, once again, traded dirt for snow, and switched back to their Polaris snowmobiles for another shot for the glory at Winter X Games 15.
In Snowmobile Freestyle, the older brother, Caleb, took the Bronze medal with a great run including Tsunami Backflips, and his signature, "Flying Squirrel." The younger brother, Colten, just missed the podium but had a flawless attempt.
Best Trick was a whole new beast this year. All riders entered had brought their "A" game and Caleb came back to finish what he started last year, "The Carolla." This is a trick never before done on a snowmobile and is thought of as one of the hardest tricks in freestyle, period. He pulled it off but as the judges would have it, it was underscored to Daniel Bodin's single grab back flip.
Colten went out and threw a no handed back flip, lying so far back on his seat, his helmet was almost getting pelted by snow coming off the tracks.. But, his score wouldn't be high enough for the podium. So, now the wheels started turning for the brothers...
Caleb then went back out and performed the "Carolla" again, but this time, with a no handed landing. Again, the judges scored this .33 below Daniel Bodin's single grab back flip. Knowing Colten's last option wasn't going to score quite as high as his older brother's "Carolla", the boys decided to go for the "gold" in a completely different direction... The Tandem Backflip / Indian Air. With Caleb at the controls and Colten hanging on to his older brother with everything he had, they succeeded at something nobody has ever done on a snowmobile, a tandem back flip at 75 feet, with Colten busting out a huge Indian Air.
Unfortunately, they got disqualified for this but in the end, a different kind of Gold was achieved. What an unbelievable ending to an incredible story.