First Wave of Riders Revealed for Double Pipe Comp

The world’s best snowboarders will descend on Aspen for a contest unlike anything ever seen before.
Ben Ferguson trains in the half-pipe at Buttermilk Mountain, in Aspen, CO, USA on 2 January, 2014.
Ben Ferguson in Aspen © Zach Hooper/Red Bull Content Pool
By Nate Hoppes

As of today, 11 current and former Olympians led by Danny Davis, Greg Bretz, Louie Vito, Scotty Lago and Taylor Gold are among those confirmed to compete in Red Bull Double Pipe March 19-23 at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colorado.

The select group of riders will shred dual pipes that are designed for transfers from pipe to pipe utilizing all obstacles available, including rails, wallrides, channels and other unique features.

Not only will the riders be encouraged to use both pipes, they will also be judged on their style, creativity and overall use of the course.

The invited riders list is stacked with guys who have the style and creativity to potentially win Double Pipe. We know Scotty Lago will go huge, Danny Davis will make us laugh, Taylor Gold's first-hit method will be insane, and Ben Ferguson will wow us with his versatility.

To win Double Pipe, it's going to take more than a one-trick pony or a bag of spins.

Preliminary Rider List

Greg Bretz
Kent Callister
Danny Davis
Benji Farrow
Ben Ferguson
Gabe Ferguson
Taylor Gold
Christian Haller
Scotty James
Nathan Johnstone
Markus Keller
Scotty Lago
Arthur Longo
Alek Oestreng
Jake Pates
Louie Vito

Additional names will be announced prior to the event, so check the official event page for the most up-to-date athlete list and event updates.

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