Danny Kass Wins Historic 5th US Open Superpipe Title
Epic weather and an impeccable Superpipe greeted 15,000 fans and many of the world’s top snowboarders at the US Open Snowboarding Championships held at Stratton Mountain Resort. No strangers to the top spot on the US Open Superpipe podium, Danny Kass took home his record-setting fifth US Open Superpipe title.
In the men’s finals, Luke Mitrani was the star of the first runs with his signature switch double back flip. Last year’s Burton Global Open Series champion Peetu Piiroinen’s second run earned him first place for a little while and included a frontside 720, Cab 1080, alley-oop backside rodeo, frontside alley-oop, a frontside 540 ending with a backside 720. But it was the third run when the podium order changed after snowboarding superstar Danny Kass took the first place title with a winning run that included a frontside 1080, Cab 1080, frontside 900, backside 720, ending with a switch alley-oop 540.
Danny had this to say about his record-breaking fifth US Open Superpipe title, “I feel amazing, I am beyond stoked that this is my fifth win,” said Danny Kass. “It feels great to come out again and put together some runs. I was feeling it today for sure.”
Kass ran off four out of five US Open Superpipe titles from 2001 to 2005, breaking the then record for most US Open Superpipe titles held by Terje Haakonsen (Oakley). So, Saturday’s win was DK breaking his already historic record, setting the bar even higher to eclipse his riding at the biggest event in snowboarding.