The Flying Tomato Would Rather You Not Call Him That Anymore
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In 2006 then teenager Shaun White was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine with his gold medal from the Torino games. White was nicknamed the Flying Tomato because he soared on the half pipe and his wavy red hair would fly around under his helmet. (This annotation contains an image)
Mark McMorris became the first snowboarder to land this trick successfully in competition. Since 2011, other boarders have been trying to mimic his accomplishment, but it is incredibly difficult and dangerous. Follow this link to see what the triple cork 1440 looks like. (This annotation contains a video)
Why might child stars seem mature beyond their years? How might being so successful early in life impact someone's behavior?
Shaun White is working hard to become a better snowboarder, and a successful businessman. (This annotation contains an image)
Follow this link to find out more about rising star Toby Miller. http://onboardmag.com/videos/toby-miller-just-another-13-year-old-supergrom.html (This annotation contains a link)
How could winning a gold medal in both the half pipe and slopestyle make everything easier for Shaun White the businessman?
The fact that White was having a documentary filmed about himself training indicates that he is
In 2010, White won his second gold medal and was once again featured on the cover of Rolling Stone. This time burning up his board. (This annotation contains an image)
What does this description indicate about the rigor of training for snowboarding competition? Why do you think White is so focused?
You can follow this link to hear one of the songs put out by White's band "Bad Things". (This annotation contains a video)
You can follow this link to see a before and after of White, and find out why he cut his hair. (This annotation contains a link)
White modeling the instantly popular Holbrook sunglasses. Oakley and other brands have been after White for the cool he lends their brands. (This annotation contains an image)
This "mini-crisis" reveals that White
A young white riding a half pipe in his back yard. (This annotation contains an image)
If you were in White's position what would you have done with the prize money? Why?
Why might this annoy other boarders even more?
You can follow this link to find out more about how Pearce is doing since the accident. (This annotation contains a link)
White has decided in many aspects of his life to reinvent himself, and yet he still chooses to keep himself isolated from other snowboarders. Why might he do this?
White rocking out last summer on the Lalapalooza tour. (This annotation contains an image)
In addition to being a smart athletic move, how could this be considered a smart business decision?
What does this section reveal about White's level of involvement in his company?
You can follow this link to see some of White's design work. (This annotation contains a link)
Why is important for Shaun White, and for anyone, to show empathy towards others?
You can see Shaun White in action on the slopestyle course at this link, which was filmed at the recent US Olympic trials. (This annotation contains a video)