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Is Shaun White still the best?

I mean in halfpipe. He did get 4th in Sochi, but that's still pretty good. He'll prefect the YOLO by next year definitely, and can land a triple cork in halfpipe. I'm wondering if he's still on top. Iouri won this, but does that truly mean that Shaun's 14 year career has been knocked down in one single comp? And I'm not even the biggest Shaun White fan, but you can't deny he is the face of the sport. But is he still the best? Back in 2010, his tricks were like 3 years in advance for other rider, but now some have caught up!
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He's not the best.


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He's in my top 100 easy.
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he's okay. depending on what your standard is.
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Dude seems burnt out and the world has caught up. In the pipe he is still capable of winning. He won't dominate or be feared any longer...kinda like Tiger Woods has experienced the last few years. But based on his track record...he's still the best in the pipe. Next season will be all about some lame "comeback" angle. But with all that said...I'd rather watch Danny Davis.

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pipe GOAT so far.
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It's just sad because one loss at Sochi completely undermined 14 years of consecutive winning. It seeriously not fair on this dude and he knows that the Sochi loss will be all anyone remembers for a while.
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He's over the hill. Fact of the matter is that he is known as a cookie cutter pipe and park rat. Out of all the legends who were just specialists like that? I can only think of guys who took their skills to natural or urban terrain and showed us what could be done with what was there. I am sure his musical career will take off.

Dude has the money to do whatever the fuck he wants in style and not do another thing for a check. So in the end he wins.

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He's over the hill. Fact of the matter is that he is known as a cookie cutter pipe and park rat. Out of all the legends who were just specialists like that? I can only think of guys who took their skills to natural or urban terrain and showed us what could be done with what was there. I am sure his musical career will take off.

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if he focused on bc he could do just what craig or terje did in the twilight of their competition days... he might be a little burnt, and may rather do music at this point... but i think we see him kill the bc before this is all over.
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It's just sad because one loss at Sochi completely undermined 14 years of consecutive winning. It seeriously not fair on this dude and he knows that the Sochi loss will be all anyone remembers for a while.
When you create the hype to brand yourself and gain rewards, then you also must suffer the consequences when you don't live up the hype.
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