Snowboarder Shaun White has not shied away from the limelight of late although he may have skipped a few too many practice sessions on the slope.
For the first time since dropping out of the slopestyle contest at the Sochi Olympics, White competed in a slopestyle contest and finished dead last out of 31 riders.
His top score was 6.10 points at the Burton U.S. Open in Vail, Colorado, Friday. He fell on the first rail on both of his runs.
“I don't ever want to look at [that rail] again,” White told NBC Sports. “I was rusty on my rails. It’s been a while since I’ve been in the slope. I know where I need to focus now. …Pretty frustrated right now.”
The day before, the 29-year-old was on fire at the contest where he placed first in the halfpipe semi-finals.
White has said in the past he hopes to compete in the Olympics in South Korea in 2018. If he does, he will be the oldest snowboarder ever to compete.
White has tried to transcend snowboarding by launching his Air + Style series, which drew big crowds in LA. It had big music acts like J. Cole and Incubus, art installations and of course, snowboarding.
Whether or not he is too distracted to compete in his fourth Olympic games is yet to be seen.
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