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October 29, 2013
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Shaun White soaring high 'Down Under' training in private halfpipe again

It worked last time.

Shaun White, the perennial king of snowboard halfpipe, has again enlisted his sponsor GoPro to sculpt a private halfpipe in Australia as the 27-year-old aims for this third Olympic pipe gold in the Sochi Winter Games next February.

“GoPro worked with Snow Park Technologies to build a custom halfpipe and slopestyle features for Shaun’s Olympic training. GoPro and SPT scouted many locations across the globe, the spot in Australia was chosen based upon conditions and timing,” said GoPro spokeswoman Katie Kilbride.

California’s Snow Park Technologies is the same outfit that builds the 22-foot X Games superpipe at Aspen’s Buttermilk ski area, where the greatest competitive snowboarder has won a record six consecutive gold medals.

Before the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, White’s former sponsor Red Bull built a private pipe in Silverton Mountain’s Velocity Basin. The million-dollar private training ground allowed White to hone the daunting double-cork McTwist 1260 that has earned him nothing but gold for the past three years.

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“GoPro worked with Snow Park Technologies to build a custom halfpipe and slopestyle features for Shaun’s Olympic training. GoPro and SPT scouted many locations across the globe, the spot in Australia was chosen based upon conditions and timing,” said GoPro spokeswoman Katie Kilbride.


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