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Just My Type
Dan Patrick
November 01, 2010
The Interview
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November 01, 2010

Just My Type

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The Interview

Shaun White

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARDS

The 24-year-old has won two Olympic gold and 15 X Games medals in snowboarding and four X Games medals in skateboarding

Dan Patrick: Who's a better athlete, you or surfer Kelly Slater?

Shaun White: To be honest, I'm not sure. The sports are so different. He tans a lot better than I do. The freckles don't do so well. But I was lucky that I grew up in California, so I surf pretty well.

DP: If I gave you a year just to work on surfing, could you compete?

SW: I think so. I could probably figure out how to do some stuff. Boards and myself get along somehow. 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.

DP: But you don't stress when you're snowboarding?

SW: A little bit. The weather can roll in. All of a sudden your buddies have dropped in and their runs are in the sunshine, and you're dropping in and it's just puking snow.

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