In 2002, Danny Kass was part of the snowboarding team that helped the US sweep its first Olympic podium in 56 years. In 2006 he returned to the Games and took home his second silver medal. On top of his accomplishments in the halfpipe he was pushing physical boundaries in his video parts for Grenade Gloves, and pushing the culture too. But there came a time in his career where he felt like he’d be better off with a break from the competition circuit. Danny needed some time to rediscover his love for snowboarding.
“There’s nothing better than the rush you get from a competition,” Danny says. “but there’s also nothing worse than feeling like you didn’t really meet your own expectations within riding in a competition. I really took a step back from competition and really focused on my riding. It took filming with different crews and different people at the time–and younger peers–to really find this love within snowboarding again.”