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Shaun White's private halfpipe in Colorado backwoods revealed in video

November 3, 2009 |  8:22 am

Olympic gold medalist Shaun White never required a special edge other than what the snowboarder already possesses, but he was provided one by Red Bull, which is as devoted to White's success and happiness as the sponsored athlete himself.

Yes, those long-whispered rumors of White's private halfpipe turned out to be true. It was sculpted last winter on a slope in the Colorado backwoods behind Silverton Mountain. It's where White escaped the "distractions" that shadow him in public pipes throughout the course of a training year.

And thanks to "Red Bull Project X," White now boasts an array of new tricks he'll reportedly unleash during the 2009-10 season as he aspires to claim a second Olympic gold during the Vancouver Games.

The "first-look" video has begun to circulate in cyberspace. It reveals an impressive endeavor. Whether White will garner another Olympic gold, though, remains to be seen. But few would bet against him.

-- Pete Thomas

Video courtesy of YouTube

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