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DOB: 09.21.82

Board: Gnu DK Dirty Habits

Home Mountain: Mammoth Mountain, CA

Stance: Regular

Sponsors: Gnu, Oakley, Grenade, Nike, Monster, Vestal, Mammoth Mountain, Totino’s Pizza Rolls

Top Results: 1st, 2009 US Open Superpipe; 1st, 2008 US Open Superpipe; 1st, 2007 Vans Cup Superpipe

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With 7 pieces of X Games hardware, two Olympic Silver medals and more US Open Halfpipe titles than Shaun White, Terry Kidwell, Jeff Brushie, Jamie Lynn and Shaun Palmer combined, Danny Kass is snowboarding’s favorite sonafabitch. Yet the Jersey-born badass won’t be self-fulfilled until he earns an America’s Next Top Pro Model win. Many have speculated that Danny’s own 420 Grenade Games have prepared him to take on all comers at Hood, but then again these same people are obviously misunderstanding what the “highest” halfpipe air and “highest” ollie events actually entail. Too bad for Danny our Chinese downhill won’t be happening in “Zig Zag” Canyon.

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Danny Kass at his Grenade Games in Whistler BC. Photo: Daniel Blom