Miller has struck up a friendship with the two-time Olympic gold medalist, and has had the chance to learn lessons from the greatest — about everything from playing video games to working on Yolo Flips and Double McTwists on the training halfpipes they share.
At a training session in front of a big crowd Saturday night, Miller landed the Yolo Flip — the 1440-degree spin that helped Swiss rider Iouri Podladtchikov win the 2014 Sochi Games and stands out as the toughest trick on the halfpipe.
Since then, Miller has steadily progressed, winning halfpipe contests at pretty much every level and eventually catching the eye of Red Bull, one of a handful of sponsors with a knack for identifying The Next Big Thing in snowboarding.
Through all this time together, White has seen something special in Miller's audacity — he's unafraid, and seemingly always a step ahead of riders his age when it comes to progressing his tricks.
Miller's next stage will be taking the big tricks and linking them with the smaller ones to put together winning runs at the highest level.
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