In the eyes of the general public, there is none. Im pretty sure 90 percent of America knows who Shaun White is. The most well known skier is probably Wallisch or Brown. I bet 10 percent of the country knows who they are. It's what happens when you have long red hair and win like 10 gold medals in a row.
Tom wallisch is definitely becoming more commercial than before but I would never compare him to Shawn White. He still makes really good urban edits where White is too pussy to do that. And he will actually hit a back country jump from time to time. Although White can do this he choses not to.
I would probably go with Dumont or Brown, people that strictly do comps.
boom. thank god we dont. The whole premise is that Shaun White doesnt really give back to snowboarding.. he just aspires to be a celebrity - he's almost not really part of snowboarding. It would be Tanner, but luckily he is with Inspired & rides armada, not Salomon or some shit
I actually rode the t-bar with him today and I was really surprised by how nice he was. Like most people who never met him I was expecting him to be a douche, but he was really easy to talk to. That of course doesn't change anything about his way of presenting himself as some kind of super rockstar, who doesn't want to give back to the snowboard community, or his fucking goofy looking style...