Snowboard, used by Shaun White

Description (Brief)
Despite being born with a congenital heart defect, Shaun White (b. 1986) began snowboarding at age seven and has gone on to win two Olympic gold medals, and is the most decorated athlete in X Games history, with seventeen medals, twelve of them gold. In 2003 White became the first athlete to medal in both the summer and winter X-Games in two different sports; snowboarding and skateboarding. At the 2012 Winter X Games, he earned the only perfect score ever achieved in the Superpipe event, winning gold for a fifth consecutive time. White used this Burton board at the 2010 Winter X Games, landing two back-to-back double corks and ending with a Double McTwist 1260.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
snowboard
user
White, Shaun
maker
Burton Snowboards
Physical Description
fiberglass (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 62 in x 9 1/2 in; 157.48 cm x 24.13 cm
ID Number
2010.0244.03
accession number
2010.0244
catalog number
2010.0244.03
subject
Sports
Snowboarding
Professional
X-Games
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Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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