With the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships fast approaching, the hype is growing for this year's roster of world-class competitors to unveil their most impressive pipe performances to date. But before we feast on another action-packed winter Dew Tour, we would be remiss to not pay tribute to the sport-progressing contributions from years past. So before Breckenridge kicks off, let's take a walk down memory lane to relive the 6 most unforgettable pipe runs in Dew Tour history:
Danny Davis Digs Deep - Breckenridge, Dec 2008
The year was 2008, the place, Breckenridge, Colorado. Danny Davis threw down an incredibly creative run--which included a massive backside 900--to upset Shaun White and win the first-ever Dew Tour superpipe contest.
Steve Fisher Beats His Fear - Snowbasin, Feb 2011
After being denied an invite to X Games and then cutting ties with his board sponsor, 28-year-old Steve Fisher came into Dew Tour motivated to prove his worth as a top tier competitor. Conquering his fear of the trick, Fisher earns a spot on the podium by landing his first-ever double cork.
Mitrani Mayhem - Snowbasin, Feb 2011
Luke Mitrani was all business when he dropped into the Snowbasin pipe in 2011 and threw down an insane run--with a huge double Michalchuk on the first hit--that not only won the contest, but also knocked his older brother, Jack, off the podium.
Trevor Jacob, For the Thrill of It - Breckenridge, Dec 2011
In snowy conditions, Trevor Jacob dropped into the pipe from the top of the scaffolding. No matter why he did it--whether it was to increase his speed, or just simply for the thrill of it--Jacob's run definitely earns a spot in Dew Tour history.
Louie Vito, Double Cork Delirium - Snowbasin, Feb 2012
Louie Vito deservedly chiseled his name into history as the first rider to land four double corks in a row--do your best to not get dizzy watching this one.
Ayumu Hirano, Age is Just a Number - Breckenridge, Dec 2012
14-year-old Ayumu Hirano shows off a glimpse of his future potential with massive amplitude, technical tricks and huge spins, earning a very respectable 5th-place finish.