Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Dave Downing Appreciation Thread
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    powderjunkie
    1665 Posts

    I’m kinda stealing this appreciation thread idea from the Supertopo folks.

    There are so many good riders and many should get more props than they get, but I thought I’d start off with Dave.

    I just saw his profile on the Standard Snowboard Show last night and the guy has still got it.

    Seems super cool and down to earth. He rips any kind of terrain and he was instrumental in the progression of splitboards. :thumpsup:

    …and I bet he lurks on the forum.

    http://www.fuel.tv/Firsthand/videos/view/1506

    #625307
    TEX
    2486 Posts

    as a new old schooler I would have to agree. I think Dave laid the skin track for Mr. Jones

    #625308
    UTAH
    830 Posts

    Yep I remember building a kicker on Sunset 1/4 way back in the day and here comes Dave shredding the main line off Sunset. First line down, poles on his pack, beacon, solo and put down the most beautiful art. Planted a seed for sure. He used to work-out at the SCRC where I worked for my bird pass, super nice guy to talk with and good example in terms of the work it takes to go to the next level. Like his surf style as well.

    #625309
    mtnrider
    740 Posts

    Great post PJ. Nice slashes in the video, Dave is still one of my favorites.

    #625310
    Rico in AZ
    559 Posts

    Agreed! My favorite video part ever was Downing in TB5. Such a soulful, stoke inducing segment.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkAKZe5xlAs

    And his surfing footage is sweet too!

    #625311
    NoKnees
    336 Posts

    Loved when he rocked the splitty in the TB movie.. I still pop that tape in every once in a while when people ask me if a splitboard can actually hold up to any “fun” riding..

    Greg - NoKnees

    #625312
    jolson05
    22 Posts

    Not sure if this is a repost, if it is – my apologies. Either way, enjoy…

    New York Times did an article featuring Splitboarding with words on the subject by Mr. Downing.
    http://travel.nytimes.com/2009/12/25/travel/escapes/25split.html

    #625313
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    Always been a fan of double d’s surf influenced style. His early involvement with splits was definitely influential in my splitting too. :thatrocks:

    #625314
    spruce cabin
    263 Posts

    Top 5’er for me.

    NoKnees wrote:

    Loved when he rocked the splitty in the TB movie.. I still pop that tape in every once in a while when people ask me if a splitboard can actually hold up to any “fun” riding..

    Which flick was it? I remember the surfboards… Will have to revisit!

    #625315
    IrishGav
    254 Posts

    Thanks for the post,love his style and he sure can surf too

    #625316
    holbyco
    190 Posts

    didn’t he slay pow ON a surfboard in TB4? no doubt a noboard pioneer too.

    :thatrocks:

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