I'm just going to keep dialing it in and keep practicing.

Shaun White

Shaun White

Profession: Athlete
Nationality: American

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If skating got into the Olympics, I would be tempted to hold off on shredding for a year and just skate, to make that my new goal. In that sport, I'm still the underdog.

I couldn't do my homework if my room wasn't clean. And it has carried on now that I am older, in a very freakish way.

I think everybody can agree that you can hear a certain song and it will put you in a certain mood, and that's just the beauty of music and I am so inspired by that.

When I was 12 years old, I was hanging out with 23-year-olds. I was into cartoons and Pokemon, and they're all talking about girls. It was a strange way to grow up.

You have to be prepared to take a spill.

I know my family and I would always go up to the mountains just for fun. We always skied. Then, all of a sudden, my brother started snow boarding. Older brother thing, I had to do what he was doing. So I started snow boarding.

Usually the thing that signifies that I'm done with the winter and all that is that I start skateboarding.

I usually eat a pretty big steak the night before I compete.

Cement doesn't give as much as snow.

I wear black skinny-fit jeans - I can't get away from them. It's funny because I wore baggy jeans for ages, then one day my friend convinced me to try on a skinny pair and I thought they were great.

If you go to a building to skate, or if you go to these places to skate, you're told it's against the law in some cities. It's definitely a bummer. It's unfortunate.

I always tell people that our sports aren't that dangerous.

I think guitar is the best thing in the world.

If you eat the same cereal every day it's gonna get old. And if I had thought about snowboarding every day, I would have quit a long time ago.