Shaun White’s Olympic Training GoPro Footage

Shaun White doesn’t mess around when he trains for the Olympics. In 2010 he van­ished from snowboarding’s lime­light to ride a per­fect half­pipe cus­tom-built for him in the Col­orado back­coun­try. He emerged from that mil­lion-dol­lar train­ing ground with his sig­na­ture dou­ble cork McTwist 1260. The trick won him the Gold Medal in Van­cou­ver, and first place in near­ly every half­pipe com­pe­ti­tion for the past three years. 

Now, with Sochi just a month away, GoPro is shar­ing how they helped White train for the 2014 Olympics. This footage shows White work­ing on his lat­est trick, a frontside dou­ble 1440, on a 22-foot Olympic-cal­iber super­pipe the com­pa­ny built for him in Aus­tralia this past October. 

Out­fit­ted with a GoPro chest har­ness and hel­met cam, White stud­ied the film to improve his tech­nique in order to land the high­ly tech­ni­cal trick. This footage gives nev­er-seen-before access to the undis­put­ed mas­ter of the halfpipe.