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Danny Davis ~ Halfpipe

Photograph By Courtesy of Burton

From 2010 on, Danny Davis' competitive career has been beset by injuries. That didn't stop him from making his comeback this year with arguably one of the most creative halfpipe runs ever done in snowboarding -- including a stylish switch method that has already been emulated by pipe prodigy Chloe Kim, and credited as the inspiration for the old-school grabs thrown into young gun Taylor Gold's 2014 Burton U.S. Open winning halfpipe run.

Davis won X Games Aspen Superpipe gold for the first time ever this year, and is one of the driving forces behind the movement to experiment with new ways to ride a halfpipe itself. If ever there was a legend in the making, this is it.