Olympic snowboarder Danny Davis loves to ride his snowboard. At a press conference just prior the the Olympics, Davis mentioned he had just been riding powder.
"We rode some sweet pow today," he said. "I just love to ride."
Davis's career has been full of ups and downs. He was rookie of the year in 2006, but has had his share of injuries. He was in contention for the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, but he was injured in an ATV accident while intoxicated and shattered his lumbar vertebrae and his pelvis.
This year has seen him return to the top form once again. Here at the Olympics, he fell in the finals of the halfpipe competition. Davis has been vocal about teammate Shaun White's fourth place showing in the same competition.
"They gave White a gift, after he too fell during his run," Davis said.
I caught up with Davis on the gondola on a ride down to town from the Rosa Khutor Resort. Here is what he had to say about the shape of the Olympic halfpipe, his comments about White and his plans after the Olympics.