Danny Davis wins Colorado stop of the Dew Tour in Snowboard Halfpipe
12.21.09 Danny Davis returns to the top of the podium in the opening Snowboarding Halfpipe final of the 2010 Winter Dew Tour Totino's Open. In Breckenridge, CO this weekend, Davis repeated his Dew Tour win with a laid back, highly technical first run, which kept him at the top of the leaders board throughout the finals.
"Between it being an Olympic year and the caliber of tricks going way up with so many of the guys pulling doubles in their runs, the heat's on this year," says Davis. "I'm stoked that I managed to stick a solid first run, which gave me the freedom to take some risk, and try three doubles in my second run."
Davis pulled off a dominant win over second and third place finishers Iouri Podlachikov and JJ Thomas with his combination of amplitude and the most technical tricks in Halfpipe Snowboarding today. He cleanly linked together a cab double cork 1080, a frontside 720, a cab 720, a double cork frontside 1080, and carried enough speed to finish it off with a switch backside rodeo. This run found Davis inverted five times in one run with a 96.5, a record high score for the Dew Tour Snowboarding Halfpipe.
"Doubles are now equivalent to flips in motocross, you have to have one to win," explains Davis of the new high bar trick in Snowboarding Halfpipe.
At the next Dew Tour Wendy's Invitational stop in Snowbasin, UT, Danny will be packing 100 points toward an overall win. Similar to the Dew Tour's summer competition structure, the Winter Dew Tour is based on a cumulative points system as the top snow athletes battle it out for a piece of the $1.5 million prize purse and the chance to take home the Dew Cup at the conclusion of the season in February.
Look for Davis to compete in the 2010 Winter X Games, and the U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix events in hopes of qualifying for the 2010 Olympic Snowboard Halfpipe team.