Pro Snowboarding History Mag.
About Shaun White, History and the Future. By, Chad McNeal
Shaun White, Growing up.. In San Diego, California Shaun Roger White was born on September 3rd, 1986. Shaun was born with a congenital heart defect that later caused him to have two cardiac surgeries before reaching the age of five. At the age of five he picked up his first skateboard and was very interested in the sport. He got really into it when he fallowed his older brother Jessey White to the town YMCA skate park. Then at the age of six he got his first snowboard and "that's when it all started" said his mom.
Shaun White, the start of his career
When Jessey went to the skate park or hit up the slopes Shaun was right there with him. He would fallow him everywhere and did whatever he did, the 2 brothers where inseparable. Shaun then started getting recognized because he was the smallest kid on the mountain doing the biggest tricks attracting attention.
He also was a very fast learner with a skateboard. This is a clip of shaun white at a young age shredding it up on the slops.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SVq0ZhPmys most people wernt supprised when they saw him entering competitions at such a young age. At just 14 he entered his first comp and then 2 years later in 2002 at the age of 16 he won his first X-games medle. He has managed to win one every year scince 2002 and here it is 2010. These are all the medles he has won, 3 gold and 2 silver medals in the X Games snowboard superpipe, 4 gold and 2 bronze medals in the X Games snowboard slopestyle, 1 gold medal in the X Games for overall snowboarding, 1 gold, 1 silver, and 1 bronze medala in the X Games skateboard vert, and 1 Olympic Gold in the halfpipe. His 7 winter X Games gold medals ties him for the most ever. Shaun has won other snowboarding competitions like the 2007 Burton Global Open Championship and the TTR Tour Championship.
About Shaun White info and cool facts
Shaun was the first to land a Cab 7 Melon Grab in a vert skateboarding competition. He was also the first to land a body varial frontside 540 called the Armadillo. he got the name because he has always like armadillos. Shaun White is sometimes known as the Flying Tomato because oh his made up tricks. He has long, thick red hair which, when put together with his flying antics on the snowboard and skateboard, earned him the nickname Flying Tomato.
Shaun snowboards regular (not goofy) on a Burton White Collection 156 snowboard. He uses Burton bindings and boots. His home mountain is Park City, Utah. goofy and regular are just different terms used whyle going frontwors also knows as righty or lefty. Shaun has so many different bards its crazy he has over 100 makes and modles he also has shirts shoes pants and even outer snowboarding ware along with the board bindings and boots made by burton.