Monday, January 16, 2012

Ultimate Ride: Shaun White



(You may wonder why I'm reviewing another Shaun White snowboarding movie -- simple, it's what our library system owns!)

Ultimate Ride is a series from Red Bull featuring their sponsored athletes. More a biopic than an actual snowboarding movie, this is Red Bull attempting to put a human face on superstar snowboarder Shaun White. This video follows White from the United States to Japan, where he rides mountains in order to become a more balanced snowboarder - winning has become too easy and he needs a new challenge. Much of the movie focuses on White as an individual, dealing with such a public life at a very young age. Kind of hard to feel too much for him, as he clearly enjoys his life and is paid handsomely for giving up most of his privacy. Kid-friendly, this is actually a pretty balanced movie, with snowboarding being only one aspect.


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5 comments:

  1. I was rivited by his performances in the last Winter Olympics. Absolutely amazing what he can make his board and body do.

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  2. This weekend at Big Bear when I was doing a double flip no hands vertical 1800 degree super mctwist for like the 10th time, some kid with long red hair gave me the nod of respect. I think it was Shawn White.

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  3. Yep, Shaun is nothing short of amazing. Pretty cool he built his own super pipe too. Who doesn't need their own super pipe?

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  4. Since I know nothing about any of this, it would be most educational. I think I need to see this movie.

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