Stride and 7-11 teamed up to release the official gum flavor of Shaun White called Mintacular. We got to talkin with Mr. White about his passion for The Black Keys, some other tunes he listens to while on the slopes and how big of a jerk he was in Friends with Benefits. For being a sponsored pro snowboarded for more than half of his life, the brah was a pretty down to Earth brah. The kid’s got charisma and a seasoned vet at making the camera his best friend.
Travis Pastrana is safe as the world’s Swiss Army knife of extreme sport athletes for now, because White is too busy with the two sports he already dominates. Although the idea of space travel did tickle his mustache, he’s content with being on a board with gravity holding him down just enough so he can pull off some serious air on the pipe. On the topic of medals and competing, he went into a zone and for a minute, you saw the focus in him. That determination you’d expect from the best snowboarder in the world and not the guy who looks like the kid you bought purple haze from on the quad in college. End of the day that’s Shaun White. A lovable combination of both. King of the hill. **His hair is also naturally black.