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    Shaun White

    Dude just scored a 100. I think when we are talking about being the most dominant in their sport this guys name needs to come up and I don't care if it is snowboarding. The guy is amazing plus he seems like a pretty decent person.


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    Not sure if serious.......



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    Re: Shaun White

    I could do that....



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    Re: Shaun White

    Absolutely insane. He killed it.



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    Re: Shaun White

    I agree, he's awesome. I thought he was media hype until seeing him in the last Olympics. It's ridiculous how much better he is than everyone else.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    Not sure if serious.......
    Really?



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    Re: Shaun White

    I just posted about that on fb...the guy is unreal. To watch his runs is incredible...but watch it after you've watched the other guys run...White's jumps dwarf all of the others... he gets so much air... Gotta give the guy his due even if you could care less about snowboarding. Awesome athlete.



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    Re: Shaun White

    Reminds me of the last Olympics. He is just on a completely different level than the next closest guy.

    edit: and that level is like 4 notches above anyone else.




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    Re: Shaun White

    Not only snowboarding but he is a pro skateborder. I think he is probably the most dominate athlete in any sport in the world.


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    Re: Shaun White

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
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    Why? Shaun White is a boss and what he does is simply amazing.



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    Re: Shaun White

    Haha. YouTube comment: "Shaun White died later that night. He drowned in *****."



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    Re: Shaun White

    He really is the Michael Jordan of snowboarding.

    Hell, Michael Jordan might be the Shaun White of basketball.

    IMO, he belongs along side Jordan and Gretzky in terms of just being that much better at his sport than any other human being alive. The tricks that Shaun White can pull off are stuff that video games weren't even programmed to re-create 10 years ago.


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    Re: Shaun White

    He's much better than the other halfpipe competition out there, but halfpipe is a very small portion of snowboarding. It gets the most mainstream attention because it is the only event for freestyle snowboarding in the Olympics, and because ESPN/XGames hype it up to be the biggest, but there is so much more to snowboarding than Superpipe.

    When it comes to pipe, White is a beast, and way ahead of the competition in terms of what tricks he pulls, and the height he gets along with them, but I wouldn't go crowning him the Michael Jordan of snowboarding, mostly because he's only mastered a small part of snowboarding as a whole. He chooses to concentrate on that, and that's what he dominates. Let's not forget he didn't even enter Big Air, and couldn't even qualify for slopestyle.

    Also most snowboarders have been agreeing that he didn't really deserve that perfect score. I feel like it's just a giant media stunt by ESPN to hype halfpipe up even more. He deserved to win by far, and it wasn't even close, but there were a couple of technical flaws in that run, meaning he shouldn't have been given a perfect score(hand drag on his final trick, using a setup wall, straight airing on the first wall, little lack of arm control on a couple of tricks). It's nitpicky, but it's things like that that take a perfect run, down to just a great run. Based on the scores they were giving all night he deserved a 96-98, something like that, but not a perfect 100.



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