The year was 2021, and elite superpipe snowboarders Shaun White and Ayumu Hirano gathered at Copper Mountain for Dew Tour to secure seats for the then-upcoming Winter Games in Beijing. This Dew Tour would also be a historic milestone as Ayumu puts down the first ever triple cork in competition, and Shaun announced this as his last Dew Tour competition. So, it’s safe to say both were out for blood, digging deep into their bags of tricks and putting down face-melting runs. We’re here today to look back at their first pipe hits, starting runs off with frontside 1440s with the utmost skill, precision, and style.

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