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Old 12-30-2013, 08:11 PM   #201 (permalink)
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Shaun White is not entered in the halfpipe but still plans on competing in slopestyle at the second Olympic selection event in Copper Mountain, Colo., as he returns from an ankle injury.

The two-time reigning Olympic champion was not on the halfpipe start lists released Tuesday for Wednesday’s qualification heats. The public relations director for Shaun White Enterprises confirmed White’s absence from halfpipe Tuesday night.

White, 27, was questionable for Copper Mountain after suffering an ankle injury in a crash in the Dew Tour halfpipe final in Breckenridge on Saturday. He pulled out of the slopestyle final Sunday.

U.S. Snowboarding and the public relations director for Shaun White Enterprises previously said White planned on competing in both halfpipe and slopestyle in Copper Mountain this week.

White’s absence in the halfpipe will not have much impact on his Olympic qualification given he already has a second-place finish from Breckenridge, there are three more selection events after this week and he could be placed on the U.S. Olympic Team as a discretionary selection.

The Olympic selection standings are based on an athlete’s two best results over the five-event series.

White’s entry in his second event, slopestyle, is more important. Those entry lists should come out late Wednesday for Thursday qualifying.


..... for realz??? I was standing right next to him at the top of the slope style start during open practice an hour or so before the finals after he had finished a practice run for Dew Tour when I heard him saying he had "something floating in his knee" said he had a messed up knee... this is the day after his face plant on half pipe his first run. Now his PR guy says he has a messed up ankle? Yeahhhh Ooooooookay.

anyway.. this thread is just a dead beat horse anyway. Should change it to the I fuckin love Texas thread.... I'm from New Hampshire for Damn sure.. so suck it. Peace.
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Old 12-31-2013, 04:39 AM   #202 (permalink)
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Well, to be fair, since freestyle snowboarding is 100% up to the opinions of the judges, the judges picked him. There's been more than a couple of controversial judging calls in his favor.
And the event results which this thread is about (where White got second) is suspect at best. Any non-biased viewer could see that Shaun's run was better than Bretz's, not just in terms of difficulty, but amplitude as well.

The coin flips both ways in terms of bad judging.
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Old 01-03-2014, 01:35 PM   #203 (permalink)
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I like a rider who is creative and expressive in the pipe and paints a cool picture, much like a great song that has vibe and groove. The stuff I see Sean White doing is just gymnastics much like a heavy metal guitarist playing the fastest hammer-ons or scales, meh...

Little does Sean realize that his riding leaves him the farthest thing from a rock star and artist. He's Spinal Tap.
This is one of the dumbest things I've ever read. If you don't like watching that then stop watching pipe contests... who the fk is going to enter a contest and just do methods? Go watch any pipe riding that isn't in a contest or practicing to win a contest and you will see every rider in the draw doing exactly what you mentioned.
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Old 01-03-2014, 01:40 PM   #204 (permalink)
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Looks like we have some SW nuthuggers who created some accounts just to hug his sweaty sack.
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No kidding. Some people like sweaty balls I guess.
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Old 01-03-2014, 02:01 PM   #206 (permalink)
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I have a feeling that this thread will never end.
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I have a feeling that this thread will never end.
I think it's a forum requirement to have one current ongoing SW thread at all times.
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Old 01-03-2014, 02:17 PM   #208 (permalink)
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Oh well, dead horses abound. Fucking dead horses.
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Hey, it's the polarizing subjects that spur conversation. Used to be the Burton hate, then there was the Never Summer fiasco, still the ongoing NS fandom/hatred, and then there's the king of them all - Shaun White.
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This is one of the dumbest things I've ever read. If you don't like watching that then stop watching pipe contests... who the fk is going to enter a contest and just do methods? Go watch any pipe riding that isn't in a contest or practicing to win a contest and you will see every rider in the draw doing exactly what you mentioned.
It sounds "stupid" to you because you are clearly very young and the only thing you know about pipe contests is what you've watched in the last five years. My comment was more philosophical and a lament as I watched the very first Burton Open and last years. So as an older dude I've watched pipe contests evolve and change. It's not as interesting to me now. It was my two cents. If you don't like hearing it don't read the thread. But check the dick attitude.
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