For the first time in superpipe history, the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships at Breckenridge offered a new cable camera angle to best display the height and technicality of the tricks on display!
The Men's Freeski Superpipe Final brought great skiing, crowd energy and progression of riding, but also progression of video treatment to best showcase the action to fans everywhere with a cable camera strung down the center of the pipe.
Coming into the finals were the top ten of 21 skiers from the semi-final, and, just like the semi-final, those riders competing in the finals were given two chances to take to the pipe and put it all on the line in a last ditch effort to take home the 2012 Dew Cup.
Mike Riddle was the number one qualifier coming into finals, however the lineup of skiers included a number of riders that could easily come in hot and create an upset.
Justin Dorey showed up to do just that, and on his first run Dorey exploded out of the pipe and picked up a high score of 93.50 that put him on the top of the list for the rest of the event. Dorey's run included a right double 1260 safety, left 900 tail, air-to-fakie, switch 720 Japan, alley-oop left flat 540 critical and a left double 1260 Japan.
"Riddle has been on point this year, stomping runs better than anyone I have ever seen this year," said Dorey with regard to his competition. "The fact that [Dew Tour] is doing this stop bigger than any other is pretty cool. Breckenridge is sick, this is one of the best pipes in the world and the weather always seems to cooperate with us – Breck has been good to me over the years."
In the end, Dorey rode out the overall winner and Dew Cup champ, Byron Wells took home the second place position and the top qualifier coming into the event, Riddle, rode out with a respected third place.
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1st Place – Justin Dorey 93.50
2nd Place – Byron Wells 90.25
3rd Place – Mike Riddle 88.50
4th Place – Kevin Rolland 85.50
5th Place – David Wise 85.00
6th Place – Tanner Hall 83.75
7th Place – Ben Valentin 83.00
8th Place – Taylor Seaton 76.75
9th Place – Matt Margetts 74.25
10th Place – Thomas Krief 38.75