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Snowboarder Shaun White Gets His Own Video Game

Shaun White is living proof that you should never let anybody tell you that you‘re too young to kick some butt.

On Nov 17, White launched his own video game. The game is called Shaun White Snowboarding and it marks another great moment for the kid they call “the Flying Tomato”.

The game took more than two years to make and the release has White stoked.


“It’s really cool,” said White. “With the motion capture you can really see my style [of snowboarding], which is pretty unique. I am definitely good at the game but I only just got to start playing it myself. I am pretty mean at the Wii version, though.”


When White burst on to the world snowboard scene at just 14 years old, professional snowboarding wasn’t at all considered kid stuff. The sport was then dominated by downright scary old dudes such as Shaun Palmer.


However, when White won Silver in the 2002 X-Games it signaled a new era for pro boarding. The rein of The Flying Tomato now includes a whopping 14 X-Game medals and even a Gold in the Olympic Winter Games[/kwlink].


Although that success started early, White’s hard work began even earlier say his friends.


"[Many] years ago, I thought Shaun was one of the most amazing athletes on the planet," said Tony Hawk, the world’s most legendary skateboarder. "I first saw him snowboarding when he was about nine, and he was just this little pixie[/kwlink] with a giant helmet, coming down the halfpipe. Now, he's grown into his own style -- plus he can do tricks five feet higher than everyone else does them."


Despite all the wins and the many millions of dollars, White, now 21-years old, remembers his early days on a snowboard best.


“My first set up was a 2x4 with plastic fins on the bottom,” said White. “My parents would tow me behind a car in the middle of the street. It was sick until they towed me into a pothole and I fell into the sewers. But then rat people adopted me, so it was cool.”

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unicornsrule626
"rainbowpoptart" wrote:I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise).competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionallyDoes cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes.pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too.Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has.It is a form of exercise and entertainment.It is a sport.Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything.Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy. very well said! I was a cheerleader for 2 years until  I aged out, but let ,e tell you, they were 2 of the best,sweaty and most fun years I have ever had
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rainbowpoptart
I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
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angelover4
CHEERLEADING IS LIKE DANCE GYMNASTICS MIXED TOGETHER WITH WORDS. AND DANCE AND GYMNASTICS ARE CONSIDERED SPORTS.
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angelover4
I BELIVE ITS A SPORT JUST LIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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angelover4
I BEL ITS A SPORT JUS TLIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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