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03-28-2014 01:19 PM
madmax Then this happened: Shaun White Announces a ‘Career Change’ from Snowboarding, Plus: 5 Riders Who Have Quit Snowboarding to Follow Other Pursuits | Onboard Magazine
03-28-2014 01:17 AM
HuskyBlue Shaun White is easily still in the top 20 in the world. However, as others have said, he is aging. Taylor Gold is really catching fire and is only like 20. Personally, I like Danny Davis a lot, but Shaun definitely has my respect. And that one kid from Japan who placed silver at Sochi also placed in the top 10 at Aspen, so he is one to watch out for.
03-27-2014 11:50 PM
jliu been a lot of sw posts lately...

I think you need to also define "best". Best is very relative when it comes to something like snowboarding. Is he the best contest pipe rider? Probably, but the comp and age are catching up quickly to him. I saw some post about the Tiger Woods comparison and that does make sense. Years ago Woods would win major championships by 10 strokes...he was just on a different playing field. White was similar years back...but the playing field caught up.
03-27-2014 11:26 PM
CassMT dumpin on my deck right now, which means its Puking on the mtn. my guess is 12 by morning, it's on, again, woooop!
03-27-2014 11:04 PM
ridinbend
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seriously doubt SW will become any kind of force in the bc/filming world, dude just isn't....rugged. Trice would snap him like a twig (i'd like to see that actually)
He is a diva. Btw.....thanks for sending that pow down my way. Lookin at 60+ Inches before Sunday.
03-27-2014 10:36 PM
CassMT seriously doubt SW will become any kind of force in the bc/filming world, dude just isn't....rugged. Trice would snap him like a twig (i'd like to see that actually)
03-27-2014 10:31 PM
lab49232 This just in: Shaun White gets sex change, dominates women's slope and halfpipe. Now the most hated athlete in both women's and men's snowboarding.
03-27-2014 10:28 PM
ListenUp
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Originally Posted by Hank Scorpio View Post
LOL no. She's been doing virtually the exact same run for 5+ years, it's just that women's snowboarding is so lame that no one else seems to be able to link a 540 and a 720 together as Jamie can.

But make no mistake, there has been virtually ZERO progression in women's slopestyle for years.
FINALLY SOMEONE SPEAKS THE TRUTH! I saw Jamie Anderson throw down like a 720 or 900 and win the freaking Olympics? Women's snowboarding could go so far but it's like everyone is scared to go bigger! Same with pipe, Kelly Clark is doing well but I'm just surprised that women's snowboarding isn't a progressed as men's. I thought that because women are lighter they can go higher and do more spins? It's physics, man. Pure physics. Ok probably not, I've never been good at physics
03-27-2014 10:23 PM
ListenUp
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i believe that without SW, the sport of superpipe would not have progressed as fast as it did

The same could be said with slopestyle with McMorris

Womens snowboarding need a female SW to make them progress as much as the men did
Yes what's up with that? I'm really suprised at how big a difference women's and men's tricks are. The thing women are doing to win the Olympics were things Shaun white was doing to win x games back in 2002! It irks me how no one is truly driving women's snowboarding. I have high hopes for Chloe Kim, I'll be watching her for the next couple of years because she is amazing and will ultimately become a big name for women's snowboarding, if she isn't already
03-27-2014 08:10 PM
ThredJack
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Kelly Clark has dominated the women's pipe for quite awhile - at least in the X Games.
To be honest, I didn't even think of her. Don't know why, but she slipped my mind. She is getting up there now though, so her career is probably closer to the end, but she does dominate.

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Originally Posted by Hank Scorpio View Post
LOL no. She's been doing virtually the exact same run for 5+ years, it's just that women's snowboarding is so lame that no one else seems to be able to link a 540 and a 720 together as Jamie can.

But make no mistake, there has been virtually ZERO progression in women's slopestyle for years.
Well, I admittedly don't follow Women's snowboarding much, so.... she has looked good this year. Didn't realize it was the same run she was doing, that's lame.
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