etnies pro and Metal Mulisha frontman Brian Deegan set a Winter X Games record by winning Moto-X for the second time (he also won in 2003) with a mid-blizzard no-footed flip. This Best Trick gold is also Deegan’s 10th career X Games medal.
Deegan slammed hard during practice attempting a no-footed backflip/whip combo. As a result his crew was still trying to change his handlebars and straighten the front end on his bike only moments before the finals. However, neither the slam nor the snowfall fazed Deegs, and he came out on top again.
Deegan broke his left femur and both wrists when he bailed a 360 attempt and fell 40 onto ice during prelims at the 2004 Winter X Games and called this return one of the biggest thrills of his life. "I don't think many people have come from a broken femur to win again," he said.