Tyler Flanagan holding the lead in Dew Tour slopestyle standings

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 18, 2010 2:37 pm

Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California (January 18, 2010) – Double-cork 1080s stole the weekend for Mosaic riders at the second Winter Dew Tour stop. Tyler Flanagan secured his lead in the Dew Tour slopestyle standings with his second place win at the Wendy’s Invitational in Snowbasin, Utah this weekend. The Mammoth-local won the first contest of the tour in Breckenridge, CO giving him a total of 190 points toward the overall Dew Tour Cup.

“Every contest this winter you can see slopestyle progressing. It’s exciting to be a part of this,” says Flanagan. “I knew that it was time to turn up my run with a double-cork. The next few weeks, I’m going to work hard to land a few more tricks and have them ready for Vermont, because everyone will be bringing it large.”

Photo Credit: Peter Morning

Flanagan locked down a second place finish with 93.75 points, at this weekend’s Dew Tour stop by landing his first double-cork 1080 in a contest. His run also built in switch backside 900s and 1080s, along with spins on and off of the rail features. The 16-year-old won the season opening Dew Tour in Breckenridge, then went on to take second at the Mammoth Grand Prix Paul Mitchell Progression Session just a week ago.

Danny Davis earned 96.0, a relatively big 4.25 points over second place, to win the superpipe event at the Dew Tour. In practice Davis decided to dump his first double-cork 1080, but he still kept it later in his run, making his run the most progressive of the day. To start off his winning run, he popped a 180 into the pipe, blasted a cab 720 to a frontside 900, a double-cork 1080 and polished up the run with a switch back rodeo. As the only rider to cleanly throw a double inverted trick in the finals, it was the 21-year-old’s contest to win. Davis’ Frend, Jack Mitrani, earned a third place podium finish wowing the crowd with his cab 1080 switch stale and a flawless alley-oop cross rocket.

Flanagan currently leads for the overall slopestyle title with 190 points accumulated with his the season opening win and a second place finish today. Having won the first two out of three Dew Tour stops, Davis now holds 200 points toward the overall superpipe Dew Cup. The Cup and $1.5 million dollar prize purse will be decided February 4th to the 7th, at the Toyota Championship being held at Mt. Snow, Vermont.