Anyone else remember when Shaun White was the freakishly talented 15-year-old snowboarder who stunned everyone at the Winter X Games 11 years ago? It's still hard to think of him as anything but that young red-headed kid, but this is how short the shelf life is for most action sports athletes: White was the oldest competitor in the field at the Snowboard SuperPipe finals last night in Aspen. And compared to 14-year-old eighth-grader Ayumu Hirano, the Flying Tomato is like friggin' Kurt Thomas—if Thomas said "stoked" and shortened words like "appreciate" to "prec" in interviews.
Not that his "advanced age" matters. White still took the SuperPipe gold last night after the amazing 98-point run above. (That young whippersnapper Hirano came in second.)