Zitat des Tages von Shaun White:
I don't know, I think, in times where I'm really nervous, and I'm really under the pressure the worst possible outcome is for me to start thinking about it. I just do.
There's always room for improvement, but the judges are looking for big airs and stylish tricks.
You show up at the Olympics, and you're no longer you; you're an American Olympian. You're part of this greater whole, and the individual doesn't matter.
I didn't want to make a game unless I felt in the position to make something new and different.
What drives me now is the fact that I feel like I still have so many tricks that I want to learn and so many things that I can still do. And so many cool things outside of sports that I have been doing.
I think guitar is the best thing in the world.
When you think about it, we're strapping strange planks of wood to our feet and launching off of giant snow walls. It's pretty intense.
Meeting actors and TV personalities is one thing, but I just feel like meeting musicians is the coolest.
When I came back to skating, everyone was like 'Oh you're the snowboard guy.'
If you do a trick and it doesn't work out, that can stick with you. I like to go back, nail the trick, and, 'OK, I'm cool, it's all good.'
If skating got into the Olympics, I would be tempted to hold off on shredding for a year and just skate, to make that my new goal. In that sport, I'm still the underdog.
I've always been under the impression that it would be such a bummer to be in a peaceful place like Hawaii or the tropics and be stressed about catching waves.
It's a pretty heavy thing that happens to me when I'm at competitions. I get so sucked in, I can't really turn it off.
You know the best thing about competition? There's this whole strategy game, and when it all works out its like solving that hard math equation. You finally get the answer and you're so happy.
Usually the thing that signifies that I'm done with the winter and all that is that I start skateboarding.
I love acting.
I think everybody can agree that you can hear a certain song and it will put you in a certain mood, and that's just the beauty of music and I am so inspired by that.
I can't really describe a trick as much as I just feel it.
It was hard to find a board my size. I was tiny.
Surfers have the most attitude.
There's not really anywhere I can go without being recognized, but if I put my hair up, that cuts the crowd in half.
I know my family and I would always go up to the mountains just for fun. We always skied. Then, all of a sudden, my brother started snow boarding. Older brother thing, I had to do what he was doing. So I started snow boarding.
I'm not too big on moisturisers and fancy skin products. I keep my grooming regime nice and simple.
I am a pretty recognizable, like, I walk through the airport or something, you are going to spot me right away.
I play games.
I personally think skateboarding is harder because it has so many moving parts. With snowboarding, your feet are strapped to your board.
Generally, I'm a pretty mellow guy.
I remember thinking that I'd way rather give my parents my money, and not have to like have them go to work anymore, you know what I mean. Because I'd way rather spend more time with them.
I was knocked out by a skateboarder when I was 11.
I totally forget about snowboarding in the summertime.
You have to be prepared to take a spill.
I can't stay away from Chinese food. I really love that stuff.
I'm proud of the U.S.A. We've done some amazing things. To wear our flag in the Olympics is an honor.
I don't know where my first gold medal is.
Snowboarding's tough, because you've got to go to the mountains. For me, I love the skateboard season because I get to hangout at home and still be skating. I don't have to travel to Norway or Japan or these crazy places to be snowboarding.
If you eat the same cereal every day it's gonna get old. And if I had thought about snowboarding every day, I would have quit a long time ago.