Last week, Simon Dumont was filming on a custom, re-shaped version of the private halfpipe at Squaw Valley that Red Bull built for an athlete training camp in April. This edit from the shoot dropped today. The 22-foot competition-height superpipe, which was sculpted by Snow Park Technology's Frank Wells, was open to the public for a week between film shoots.
The pipe was then cut to give it a cubed, quarterpipe-like effect for Dumont's shoot, a vision Dumont says he's been dreaming of for six years. "In the past we did not have the budget or a way to make the idea into a reality. It was beyond my wildest dreams standing at the top of the pipe seeing everything unfold," Dumont told Empire Attire. When asked if he was nervous dropping in, Dumont said, "Usually when I compete or do a shoot I get several practice runs. Once they took away sections of the walls there was no way to warm up. I had to fully commit. Usually on my first practice run I go about 8 feet out of the pipe. I realized that my first hit for this shoot was going to have to be between 15 and 18 feet in the air."