Director of Popular Culture
The GOATS / SHAUN WHITE A SHAUN WHITE BURTON SNOWBOARD, WITH BURTON BINDINGS, USED DURING HIS 2006 OLYMPIC QUALIFYING RUN IN BEND, OREGON, JANUARY 6, 2006
US$10,000 - US$15,000
Shaun White aka The Flying Tomato, is not only the Snowboarding GOAT, he's also synonymous with the rise of the sport. His remarkable career not only helped propel snowboarding into the winter sports upper echelon, it also made the Halfpipe a must-see Olympic event. With his youthful exuberance and mastery of the sport, Shaun White became a cultural icon and an American hero.
The snowboard being offered was used during White's qualifying run for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, which would witness White winning the Gold Medal in the Halfpipe event. It was the 19-year-old's first Gold Medal, a feat he would repeat twice more in Vancouver in 2010 and Pyeongchang in 2018.
At 35, White is already a living legend. Along with his 3 Olympic Gold Medals in the Halfpipe Event, White holds the record for the most Winter X Games Gold Medals, was the first person to score a perfect 100 in the Men's Snowboard SuperPipe at the 2012 Winter X Games, and holds the record for the highest score in the Men's Halfpipe at the Winter Olympics in 2018.
But it all started at the 2006 Winter Olympics when The Flying Tomato first took flight, winning Gold in the process.
Provenance: Originally sold to benefit Surf Aid, 2007.