'Flying Tomato' hard to miss at Winter X Games

Jan 29 2011 - 6:17pm

ASPEN, Colo. -- Shaun White soared in and out of a 22-foot halfpipe, performing every trick in the book at top amplitude. Another jaw-dropping practice session he made look routine.

"Who is that chick?" he heard someone ask during his workout with women's snowboarders.

When White disclosed the case of mistaken identity, Gretchen Bleiler didn't hesitate for a joke at his expense. "Her hair is so flowing!" she exclaimed. "Her pants are so tight!"

The "Flying Tomato" isn't hard to miss at the Winter X Games, which continued Friday and run through Sunday on Buttermilk Mountain, where White remains a larger-than-life figure, indisputably the crown jewel of an action-sports empire he has helped construct.Story:


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