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Old 02-19-2013, 05:26 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:43 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Variety of factors:

One: he's ubiquitous with the sport. Which makes his target the biggest. Which is annoying because personally he's a douche. I'd say Travis Rice is probably number two popularity wise (correct me if I'm wrong) but people still love him (see below as why).
Two: He's a whore, massively so. Shaun White scooters? Get the fuck out. Shaun White gum? Target collection? Fucking really dude?
Three: He's anti social.
Four: He's a bitch, he declined SuperNatural last year. Fucking why? It's the biggest and best riders on a huge one of a kind course. Why would you decline that?
Five: Just jealousy, for 1-4 above..he's still rich and to some people that means he's a sellout.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:44 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Funny thing is I only hear about Shaun White on this forum or at the x games. Other than that, he's hardly even part of snowboarding.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:03 PM   #14 (permalink)
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From other top pro riders, I think there's a lot of jealousy toward SW. He's making SOOOOO much more money than everyone else. I also think SW makes his own bed a lot because he does have an attitude that he's far superior to everyone else.

From riders' perspectives, I think there's just a lot of backlash because SW is just a superpipe rider. He doesn't really do anything else. The vast majority of snowboarders don't care about superpipe. They don't ride half pipe and don't really care all that much about it. All the publicity and hype in snowboarding outside of the sport comes from superpipe. The .01% of snowboarding gets 99.9% of the hype and publicity when it comes to mass media. SW is the best superpipe rider in the world, hands down. But, he's not even close to being the best overall snowboarder in the world and I think that's why there's a lot of "hate" toward SW from a lot of riders.

Just my thoughts.
Well I believe you're right on the idea super pipe gets the most attention. Because when I go to the resort, I don't really see anyone in the half pipe. Probably because it's alot harder and not as much fun as the park. So it's becomes more of a discipline and those who excel get the fame.

SW is amazing at pipe, but when I watched him do Slopestyle it just was not up to par with his pipe riding. McMorris must be stoked to beat an icon of snowboarding though. I'm glad they added slopestyle to the Olympics so I think he'll get even more recognition since that's where you really become famous.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:10 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:13 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Well I believe you're right on the idea super pipe gets the most attention. Because when I go to the resort, I don't really see anyone in the half pipe. Probably because it's alot harder and not as much fun as the park. So it's becomes more of a discipline and those who excel get the fame.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:13 PM   #17 (permalink)
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People forget he used to own both halfpipe AND slopestyle competitions until he stopped competing in slopestyle.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:42 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I must congratulate you on somehow being just enough of a troll to piss everyone off, but not enough to get banned!
Well if you don't like my posts why do you read them?
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:17 PM   #19 (permalink)
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He competed in slopestyle this year in Xgames bro
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:34 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Funny thing is I only hear about Shaun White on this forum or at the x games.
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Its also because he's a ranga, and we all like to see them succeed.

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