Check out all the action from Parks Bonifay’s 2010 Double Or Nothing contest in Clermont, Florida. Fifteen of the world’s best riders joined Bonifay for the return of his annual double-up event, which was held on Sept. 5 at the Blue Lake, a secret spot that resembles the Caribbean.
MasterCraft Boats unveiled Parks’ signature 2011 MasterCraft X-Star, which features a supercharged, 540-horsepower engine. The riders weighted it down like never before, creating mind-blowing double-ups bigger than anyone had ever seen.
Each rider received seven double-up attempts behind the MasterCraft X-Star to land the best trick of the event. Parks set the pace early, landing his signature double half-cab roll. Later, he went for a double half-cab mobe — a trick only he has landed. Parks rotated fully, but just popped the handle.
Adam Errington almost landed a 1260, Jimmy LaRiche came close on a switch heelside 1080, and Chad Sharpe was close to getting a toeside double roll to revert. Daniel Watkins was a crowd favorite and set out to stomp a double back roll to blind. After coming super-close to landing it, he was bummed to leave it on the table, but also so psyched to be a part of the event.
“Out of all the events I’ve ever been in, this was by far the best,” Watkins said. “The support from my friends on shore was awesome, and I’ve never been in an environment that pumped me up this much.”
Young gun Harley Clifford took to the water with all eyes were on him. It only took a couple tries to stomp a clean heelside nose grab mobe 720, a move that only he has landed once at home. Rusty Malinoski pulled the smoothest switch toeside 1080 on his first try, and Randall Harris stomped a sick toeside wrapped nose backside 720.
The Double Or Nothing awards ceremony will be held Thursday, Sept. 9, on the greens of one of Central Florida’s most legendary golf courses. After a full round of 18 holes, the riders will converge on the clubhouse for a catered lunch to judge the best trick. Later that night, the votes will be tallied up and the winner will be awarded $10,000 at Sky60 in downtown Orlando.
Special thanks to Mike Padgett and the crew at SMP ranch for hosting this event as well as Kyle Rattray for driving perfect double-ups for eight hours straight.
Parks would like to thank Fox Riders Co., MasterCraft Boats and Red Bull for making this event possible in its fifth year.