Lift-off: The Story of the Superpipe – Part 4 The Modern Era

Part 4 of 4. Uploaded by DewTourLive. Shaun White, Iouri Pod, Scotty James, Ayumu Hirano and Chloe Kim are now household names. The modern age of halfpipe riding has fully arrived. Meanwhile, Danny Davis decides to take a more creative line, leading to the creation of the Peace Park – a transition-based, low-pressure environment for… Continue reading Lift-off: The Story of the Superpipe – Part 4 The Modern Era

Lift-off: The Story of the Superpipe – Part 3 A Whole New Game

Part 3 of 4. Uploaded by DewTourLive. Snowboarding, at this point, has officially entered the mainstream. Networks are interested, contracts are being signed, and sponsor obligations are growing. In 2008, the Dew Tour officially entered the contest space, ushering in a new era of competition. In 2009, the double-cork entered the scene, causing the pipe… Continue reading Lift-off: The Story of the Superpipe – Part 3 A Whole New Game

Lift-off: The Story of the Superpipe – Part 2 The Evolution

Part 2 of 4. Uploaded by DewTourLive. Around this time, the perfect storm of halfpipe progression began to form. Pipes got bigger and better thanks to dedicated park builders and the invention of the pipe dragon, a machine designed to cut a perfect wall instead of shaping them by hand. Events such as the Arctic… Continue reading Lift-off: The Story of the Superpipe – Part 2 The Evolution

Lift-off: The Story of the Superpipe – Part 1 The Essence of Freestyle

Part 1 of 4. Uploaded by DewTourLive. In the early days, snowboarders were banned from most ski resorts. Because of this, a few riders began to venture out on their own and started shaping transition by hand, paving the way for what is largely considered the first halfpipe. Soon, skate-style influence began to dictate more… Continue reading Lift-off: The Story of the Superpipe – Part 1 The Essence of Freestyle