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
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
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
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
Season 1, Episode 3. Uploaded by TWsnowFILMS. This season we follow Sage Kotsenburg’s Road To Sochi and beyond in his new series, Holy Crail. Qualification for the US Olympic Snowboarding team is based on a series of five events through December and January. In Episode 1 at the first qualifying event, the Dew Tour, Sage… Continue reading Sage Kotsenburg’s ‘Holy Crail’ – Breckenridge Grand Prix
Season 1, Episode 1. Uploaded by TWsnowFILMS. Following Sage Kotsenburgon his quest to make the US Olympic team for the first Olympic Snowboarding event. Follow Sage on his “Road to Sochi” via Air & Style and Dew Tour.