Bode Merrill’s Mini Pipe Invitational is a summer fixture in Mount Hood, and this year was no different. Dragon’s Danny Davis headed up there to partake in all of the action and absolutely dismantled the perfect mini stunt ditch. Watch and enjoy.
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When Tom Sims threw the first halfpipe contest way back when at Soda Springs, California it was an overt rejection of the conformity and confines of racing. Three decades later, what was at one time the ultimate platform for creativity, the halfpipe arena had been subjugated by rule books, judges’ guidelines and a stifling track of linear progression to become mundane and predictable. Then Danny Davis re-emerged in 2014 to bitch slap the “dude tube” status quo by combining ample amounts of style with amplitude. Despite an untimely indiscretion curtailing his trip to Vancouver in 2010 and another accident sending him to the sidelines a few seasons back, Danny dug deep and surprised all by putting his underdog determination and steadfast resolve to return on his own terms on full display for all to see during the Sochi Olympic qualifiers. Rather than taking the obvious route of back-to-back (i.e. boring-to-boring) double corks, Danny brought the halfpipe world forward by going backwards. “Last season, Danny showed the world that he’s the master of the halfpipe,” states 7-time X Games medalist Andreas Wiig. “Danny’s switch methods in the Olympic qualifiers were legendary.”
Salt Lake Olympic gold medalist Ross Powers agrees. “What a comeback. Danny put down some of the sickest pipe runs ever done and made the Olympic team because of it!” As this accolade goes to pixel, Danny’s iconoclastic approach to transition has again been justified with a repeat gold medal performance at the 2015 X Games, yet this result isn’t the product of a single trick like the switch method. If it were, Danny’s regimen would be as predictable as those whose spin to win, style-less routines he was rebelling against. Rather, Danny’s take on trickery continues to change from hit to hit and run to run, bringing spontaneity back to big time contests and ensuring that the only thing you can count on is Danny continuing to keep it fresh and continuing to keep it real!
Carlsbad, CA (January 23, 2015) – Danny Davis took his 2nd consecutive X Games Gold medal last night in Superpipe at X Games 15. In a gripping display of style and last minute heroics, Danny beat the world’s best pipe riders by delivering a flawless final run, which was also the final run of the entire competition. In this nail-biter of a final, Danny turned the last-run pressure into a flawless combination of tricks and style, coming from behind once again to take home the prestigious X Games Gold.
Danny had his work cut out for him against a who’s who line up of world class pipe riders including Olympic gold medalist Iouri Podladtchikov, young Japanese superstar Ayumu Hirano, and Shaun White. But with his powerful combos & loose, laidback approach he topped the field and proved once again that’s undoubtedly one of snowboarding’s most stylish riders & capable pipe riders.
During his winning run at the X Games 15, Danny was riding in his new signature model Dragon NFX2 snow goggle which debuts this Fall 2015. The NFX2 features a distinctive cylindrical lens design available in a variety of colorways and features game-changing Swiftlock Lens Technology that makes swapping lenses faster, easier, and more secure than ever before. The key to Swiftlock Technology’s groundbreaking design is a pair of integrated levers in the goggle frame that allow for instant on-and-off lens deployment.
They say goodbye is the hardest part. They say that all good things must come to end. We say that the best is yet to come! From Austria to Oregon, this has been one adventure we won’t soon forget. So sit back and enjoy as this final installment of the #WeAreFrameless World Tour gets you stoked for the boarding ahead. Winter’s greatest hits are yet to come!
Over the course of this past month the #WeAreFrameless Tour traveled from Austria to Oregon with four stops and five edits along the way. Be sure to follow @dragonalliance to stay up to date on the latest Dragon happenings and to follow us all winter long!
Riders: Forest Bailey, Danny Davis, Gig Ruf, Blake Paul, Spencer Schubert, Tommy Gesme, Alex Yoder, Mark Wilson, Dillon Ojo, Jordan Small, Will Smith
With the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, just around the corner, Dragon snowboarder Danny Davis and Jack Mitrani hit the Mt Hutt pipe in New Zealand to for some spring training. But of course it wasn’t all serious.
No rider is bound to follow the crowd. No longer must we be defined by lift lines, overpriced tickets and $15 lodge hamburgers. We skin into the backcountry, roam the streets with halogens and generators, and approach the mountains with an eye for creativity. Dragon’s infinity lens technology cuts through the propaganda and allows us to see what really matters; that we are not bound by traditional frames of mind. We are frameless.