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The Shaun White Story

Episode 17



Show Notes

Seeing as we’re the exclusive retailer of Shaun White’s snowboarding brand, WHITESPACE, it’s no surprise that we’re big fans of the guy. We figured it was about time to invite him on the podcast to talk about snowboarding’s history and the story of WHITESPACE.


Nils probes Shaun about his relationship with skateboarding and his early start on a professional snowboarding career. Shaun touches on pivotal moments in his career, like inventing new tricks and leaving Burton Snowboards. Check out the chapter timestamps below to jump around the conversation.

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Chapter Timestamps:


0:00 – Intro

1:34 – Snowboarding vs. Skating

12:18 – Bike Life

14:43 – The White Album

26:40 – The Shaun White Era

37:36 – Overcoming Adversity

44:52 – Formative Influences

55:19 – Forming WHITESPACE

1:05:47 – The WHITESPACE Line

1:11:07 – Final Thoughts

The Backcountry Podcast (Backcountry.com) is a collection of conversations with influential members of the outdoor community, including our athletes and ambassadors. We dive deep into widespread topics from guests’ perspectives, ranging from film projects to personal pursuits and outdoor industry news. The Backcountry Podcast is hosted by Backcountry athlete, professional snowboarder, University of Utah Mechanical Engineering graduate, and all-around mountain guy, Nils Mindnich.


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