Let’s start by telling you that the Dew Tour Pipe contest is definitely not your average halfpipe event. This year, event organizers modified the pipe to include a spine jump entry, a shorter version of the natural super-spin, tombstone transfer jump and hip duel at the end of the track. This urges riders to use their creative abilities. Those who can both think outside the penalty area and take a balanced, clean run will win.
The field has ten of the best things to do it in today’s modern context. Danny Davis, Pat Burgener, Raibu Katayama, Gabe Ferguson, Jake Pates, Scotty James, Ben Ferguson, Chase Josey, Toby Miller and Taylor Gold made this set as a swarm of bats out of hell but in the end it was Australian Scotty James who won with the score in the 90s, followed by Chase Josey for second and Toby Miller for third. Scotty consists of double corks with slow rotation, style and large amplitude. He scored the first score that the rest of the field couldn’t beat.
Another crazy day in Breckenridge is over. Tomorrow is the last day of the modified women’s and men’s super-speed swimming finals, so be sure to check back to see how the 2018 Dew Tour finally ends!