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Old 01-25-2014, 01:05 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I don't get why hater-haters claim people hate Shaun for being successful. Is it really hard to accept that they hate him simply because he's a dick?

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In case the fanboys are interested, he also has an interview in Vogue magazine this month. Not even kidding.
BFD. So he's into fashion, which anyone could already tell by the style of clothes he chooses to wear. So what?

I'm sure you have other interests other than snowboarding that other people think are completely ridiculous.
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Old 01-25-2014, 01:25 PM   #22 (permalink)
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that was good, probably the longest thing i've read in 6 years
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Old 01-25-2014, 01:57 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I don't get why hater-haters claim people hate Shaun for being successful. Is it really hard to accept that they hate him simply because he's a dick?

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In case the fanboys are interested, he also has an interview in Vogue magazine this month. Not even kidding.
I'm with you. What guy in his right mind would want to add a fashion show to an action sports event. That would put way too many hot chick in the mix. These contests need to be massive sausage fests.
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Old 01-25-2014, 01:59 PM   #24 (permalink)
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More like a parade of androgynous dudes wearing skinny jeans.
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Does anyone even remember the MTV Sports and Music Festival? While being too young to convince my parents to let me go on my own, it was actually a pretty stellar event that drew the right kind of attention to the right people and presented it in the right light. It wasn't some over the top spin to win, chuck your carcass, judged bullshit. It was genuinely entertaining to watch. Hell X-games in the late 90's wasn't bad to watch either, then something changed.

Having Perry Farrel as one of the hosts walking around getting weird with people as well as skateboarding going on, Morgan LaFonte doing topless backflips, and music that didn't suck were all good things.

It's a lot like Snowboard On The Block in Denver. Sure I personally think the event sucked because it wasn't done right, but it did introduce a lot of people to snowboard companies, a down town rail jam, and a lot of metal music. If that gets some people that were metal heads there for the music saying "I'd try snowboarding" then good it worked. If it got snowboarders interested in metal great. And if it drives up peoples interest in snowboarding then it did a damn good job.

If he markets Air & Style the right way you can have people from many different interests mingling and exchanging ideas as well as body fluids.

Reading that interview if that's what you hang up on I think you missed some of the finer points in there and should probably re-read it. That is probably the first interview that actually personalized Shaun in the last 10 years.
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Why does he where leather jackets in competitions?
same reason you asked that question.
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i would go to an A&S event. sounds great

and dissing fashion is ign...not good, we are all following some fashion whether you admit to it or not
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Old 01-25-2014, 08:22 PM   #28 (permalink)
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That is a superb interview (and the second in a row from Snowboarder - they'd an excellent piece with Terje last month EDIT: Woops, that wasn't Snowboarder, it was Snowboard).

Most people seem to either love or loath Shaun White - I'll be honest, I'm completely neutral about the guy. I don't "like" him because he's not what snowboarding is about to me (all about the competition, not the love of the activity) but at the same time I don't hate him for that either. It's just different and not relevant, for the most part, to what I love about snowboarding. I don't like how he has foregone the opportunity he has to do something with the "sport", but that's not his focus and not what he's about. It's the difference between loving snowboarding and loving being great at snowboarding. Lost opportunity but he's under no obligation if that's his thing.

With that in mind, I loved that interview because it's the first time I've seen someone go in depth with him, really ask him revealing questions and him give good answers. I don't have to like or agree with all he says (I don't buy his stance on the TTR/FIS stuff for example) but it is fantastic to actually hear his opinions on these things, his take.

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As cliché as it is "with great power comes great responsibility" is the best way to sum up Shaun. He has the potential to do things that no other snowboarder can and yet he makes fucking scooters. I'm more curious to see what he does with Air&Style because if it becomes the contest that is anti-X games/Dewsh Tour/Olympics that is something that benefits snowboarding.
This - as I said above it's a missed chance up to now but actually he talks a lot about "giving back", contributing. That's to be applauded.

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Reading that interview if that's what you hang up on I think you missed some of the finer points in there and should probably re-read it. That is probably the first interview that actually personalized Shaun in the last 10 years.
Exactly.

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More like a parade of androgynous dudes wearing skinny jeans.
So a fashion show is mentioned and you instantly think of dudes in tight pants instead of hot chicks and hot chicks interested in fashion. I think we know where your interests lay.
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that article/intreview is really a estament to how awesome Pat Bridges is. he single handedly made me feel retarded for hating on Shaun White, which is something probably no other human being is capable of. very, very interesting stuff in there....specifically the Frends crew piece. it really gives you a sense of how much drama and bullshit pro snowboarders have to deal with and how many people demonize SW for being the best
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