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Winter Dew Tour steps into 22-foot halfpipe wall arena... kind of.

Updated: August 4, 2010, 4:51 PM ET
By Colin Whyte

Last December we covered the controversy regarding the Winter Dew Tour's choice to hold marquee halfpipe contests in 18-foot rather than Olympic-standard 22-foot pipes. The gist of that feature was this: Heading into the Vancouver Olympics, a number of the top pipe riders chose not to attend the Dew Tour, due largely to the mini pipes, in order to save their routines from modification. We're guessing that back-to-back double-cork 1080s lend themselves better to those four extra feet ...

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