Peace Park may be celebrating its 5th birthday, but the goals remain the same as they were in year one: sack off the boring halfpipes of the contest circuit, and have some fun on a progressive course that aims to shake things up.
Danny Davis is the mastermind behind this offbeat anti-comp, with legendary shaper Frank Wells on hand to help him realise his vision. Scotty James, Sebbe De Buck, Greg Bretz and last year’s MVP Ben Ferguson were among the invited riders, and the standard was predictably stratospheric.
“You can see how amped everyone is to leave behind the standard stunt ditch and get loose on this Frankenstein’s Monster of a park”
You can see how amped everyone is to leave behind the standard stunt ditch and get loose on this Frankenstein’s Monster of a park, with features including the biggest wallride we’ve ever seen. Even Jeff Brushie made an appearance, rolling back the years and flashing that trademark base graphic with his methods.
It’s clearly had an influence on this year’s Dew Tour – given that they’re both backed by Mountain Dew, that’s not massively surprising. However, it’s the first time that an event that is traditionally a ‘serious’ competition (unlike Peace Park, Red Bull Double Pipe or the Arctic Challenge) will take this approach.
It remains to be seen whether or not such a format will catch on in the big comps, but for now we’re just happy to see Danny and his crew put this together every year. Awesome.