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“Nobody loves snowboarding more than Danny Davis,” according to lifelong friend Jack Mitrani. So it follows that the bearded man from Michigan currently residing in Truckee, California would do everything in his power to do it for as long as humanly possible.

Like great artists whose creative lives go through defined periods, Davis’ career has changed trajectory over the years, but one thing’s clear. The man is always moving forward.

When Davis first burst on the competitive snowboarding circuit, he made a name for himself for bringing a jolt of energy to the halfpipe, having one of the biggest smiles in the sport, and for a level of talent capable of unseating the likes of Shaun White.

Davis still competes in halfpipe events periodically, but together with his roommate Nick Russell and often with Tahoe-area native Jeremy Jones, Davis has begun to venture more and more into the backcountry, including historic ascents and descents in Bolivia, and, more recently, Denali.

Through interviews with family and friends, the above mini-doc dives into Davis’ youth, showing how he was destined to raise to prominence in snowboarding, and proves that he’s one of the sport’s foremost ambassadors.

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