Shaun White Dropping

Shaun White Dropping
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Everybody is making a big deal about double corks and who invented this or that. SNOWBOARDER Magazine doesn't see what the big deal is. What people should be focusing on is giving credit where credit's due. And that credit is due to Jeff Davis, Terry Kidwell, George Pappas and Mike Jacoby, the riders who pioneered single corks in the late 80's. Without a single cork, there would be no double cork. Photo: Ned Cremin

Aspen is in full swing as of tonight. The Winter X Games 14 Halfpipe was the place to be this evening as Shaun White, Louie Vito, Kazu, Ipod, Greg Bretz, Lago, Aono, Steve Fisher, JJ Thomas and others went at it under the lights. In the end, it was a diverse podium, unlike most of the Grand Prix stops that favored the American riders, which left us wondering if the tide has turned. Could this be a precursor to the emergence of the European/Canadian/Japanese (we’re not quite sure why we included the Canadians) presence in Vancouver? We’ll know the answer to that in a few short weeks, but tonight, we’re betting that Shaun White, Iouri Podlatchikov and Kazuhiro Kokubo are blacked out and face deep in some cougar cleavage right now.

Photos: Ryan Hughes

Winter X Games 14 Men’s Halfpipe Results
January 29, 2010 Aspen, CO

  1. Shaun White
  2. Iouri Podladchikov
  3. Kazuhiro Kokubo
  4. Greg Bretz
  5. JJ Thomas
  6. Steve Fisher
  7. Luke Mitrani
  8. Louie Vito