Nine years ago Shaun White threw down one of the best superpipe performances of all-time. ‘The Flying Tomato’ laced a perfect 100 at the X Games, and added another gold medal to the trophy cabinet.
I remember watching this live and literally not believing what I just saw. I was really into playing his video game ‘Shaun White Snowboarding’ at the time, and his run looked like something only a video game designer could dream of.
Shaun White, while a controversial figure, is easily the most influential person in skiing and snowboarding history. I know most of you will disagree, but his dominance of the sport for the last 15 years has catapulted winter sports to an entirely new level in mainstream culture.
Gotta give respect where respect is due.