Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Shaun White

Shaun White, originally uploaded by Johnny Cakes.

Shaun Roger White (born September 3, 1986 in Carlsbad, California), is an American athlete. He has been a notable competitor in professional snowboarding since he was twelve years old. White stands 5' 8.5" (1.73 m) tall. He rides regular stance, twelve and negative three degrees on his board.[citation needed] He is known for his shock of red hair, for which he has become known as "The Flying Tomato,". Addressing his perception of the nickname, Rolling Stone magazine wrote, "he used to embrace it, even wearing headbands with a flying-tomato logo, but he has grown tired of it."[1] Early in his career he was also known as "The Egg" & "Future Boy" as everyone knew he had promise, but just hadn't grown enough to boost airs as big as the older competitors.

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