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Both Danny Davis and Kevin Pearce have beaten Shaun in head to head competition, but both were injured for the Olympics. Shaun is called a douchebag because he is a fucking douchebag. He kills it in pipe no doubt, but having met him in person I can comfortably say that Shaun is one of the biggest tools I have ever met.
He may be a douche, but I give Shaun White my respect because of where he has taken the sport of snowboarding. He is still pushing boundaries, and is able to take out most competition with little training. He's that talented.
Dumont, on the other hand... what has he done. He may have gone bigger than anyone in the pipe previously, but seriously - for the last like what, 5 years, he has laid down more or less the same pipe run. When he gets beaten he bitches about it, instead of taking it like a man and seeing how he can improve. After watching his douchebaggery for so long I have had enough.
It really sucks that something like has to happen in the sport of freeskiing, which, unlike a lot of sports, has more or less been entirely unified under one roof - Newschoolers. That's what makes Newschoolers what it is. Pros and noobs alike can discuss the sport as (almost) equals. The last thing Newschoolers needs is a Simon/Wallisch gang and Jon gang who bitch about who is better in every thread that contains either of the three names.
Jon has already been the bigger man in moving on, all it will take is a sincere apology from Team America, not a half-assed cocky apology/attack like the one posted on Wallisch's FB.