Danny Davis wins X Games halfpipe gold

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 26, 2014 at 11:49 pm •  Published: January 26, 2014
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Lock him away, but there's no holding back his creative spirit.

All week, Davis has been featured in a set of side-splitting reenactments of scenes from "Dumb and Dumber" — hair slicked down, some fake teeth in place so he can do a moderately good rendition of Jim Carrey's character, Lloyd. "I'm talking about a little place called Aspen," Davis says in one of the skits, riffing off a line from the movie.

His real hair is long and shaggy, his moustache is getting bushy and his style is a mix of 1990's snowboard flair and 2010's athletic prowess.

The first two tricks in his winning run simply aren't seen much anymore — a backside 360-degree jump that leaves him flying blind until he's practically hitting the bottom of the pipe; and then an old-school and rather difficult backward, straight air jump with a grab of the board in which he tweaks his legs the way they did back in the day.

"That's snowboarding," Davis said. "I'm going to keep snowboarding the way I want to snowboard. Right now, the judges are rewarding me for it and I couldn't be happier about that."

He stomped the landings on those tricks, and all the rest on his winning run, and was rewarded with a gold medal.

Could another one be in store?

"It's not impossible," Davis said. "I'll have to be at my very best but Shaun will have to be at his very best, too."

NOTES: Nick Goepper heads into the Olympics on a high note after landing a triple cork jump during his final run to defend his ski slopestyle title. ... Kaya Turski of Canada is rounding back into form five months after tearing her left ACL. She won the women's ski slopestyle — her eighth X Games medal — and will be a favorite in Sochi. ... Snowmobiler Tucker Hibbert won his seventh straight gold medal in the snocross event.