The final day of the Dew Tour in Breckenridge, Colorado must at least be said to be doozie, with the attention-grabbing activities being women’s modified superlatives and men’s sloppy style. Both events have been adapted to accommodate the new format of the competition, creating an exciting, action-packed day. The women who went to the pipe were modified in the morning, with some of the world’s best facing the Giants.
The finalists were Chloe Kim, Queralt Castellet, Maddie Mastro, Jiayu Liu, Haruna Matsumoto, Zoe Kalapos, Arielle Gold and Summer Fenton. However, when it all happened, Chloe Kim once again proved to the world that she’s more than just a tube racer, as she ran away in the ’90s to win including some ridiculous technical combos as well as traditional jumping. trick in the first and final visit helped her score 94.67 on her first run, which ended up holding all day to win. Maddie Mastro also had a big introduction to the scene, finishing in second place with an even 88 and Queralt Castellet topping the top three with 85.33. On a wind-free, sunny day, the fashion style for women emerges and is immediately followed by the sloppy style of men.
Slopestyle is formatted slightly differently this year, as they break down the jumps and tracks and turn it into a two-part event, with a top score of 200. The starting list was stacked with Takeru Otsuka, Sven Thorgren, Mikey Ciccarelli, Darcy Sharpe, Tyler Nicholson, Yuki Kadono, Kyle Mack, Stale Sandbech, Sebastien Toutant, Red Gerard, Mons Roisland and Chris Corning finishing third in the previous jump. Youngster Takeru Otsuka shocked the world with a record of 1620 and two 1440, surpassing a mind-melting 98 to win the jump while compatriot Yuki Kadono sizzled in the heels with 93 and Stale finished in the top three with 91.33. Other contenders for the rail event were local boys Chris Corning, Tyler Nicholson and Mons Roisland, all of whom scored in the ’80s.
Takeru was definitely the favourite when the rail event started, as he was sitting on 98, but he would finish in 4th place, as he couldn’t put down which row brought him victory. Similarly, Yuki Kadono finished in 5th place and was having difficulty standing firmly. However, it was a crazy day for Stale as his combined score of 181.33 was good enough to win dew tour style. In second place was Chris Corning with an even 180 and third place was Mons Roisland of Norway with a score of 178.33.
Dew Tour is held in 2018 but that doesn’t mean we won’t be back next year with some of the world’s best riders battling for tens of thousands of dollars in prize money. Thank you for following and enjoying the collection. Everyone at SNOWBOARDER Magazine had a fun holiday and thanked the entire Dew Tour group for a great week.