With just three days remaining before the highly anticipated Oakley and Shaun White Air + Style drops into Beijing’s Olympic Stadium, local athletes leading the charge for the sport of snowboarding in China took center stage at the final Rookie Challenge qualifier. That is not all the day had in store however!
Brace Yourself: Oakley & Shaun White Air + Style Beijing to Deliver World-Class Snowboarding Spectacle to the Heart of China
The best Snowboarders on the planet smashed their way into China with style in 2010. But this year, they’re going even bigger…inside the largest steel structure standing on Earth. Oakley & Shaun White Air + Style Beijing is dropping into the heart of the Far East for its second year – spearheading the snowboarding industry’s push into the potential-rich nation with the immense buzz, pageantry, music/entertainment spectacle and truly world class riding expected of an international Oakley sports event.
Second place is never easy. Especially for Shaun White. But Oakley’s Star Snowboarder/Skateboard Vert standout still had one heck of a year on the Dew Tour – ending with the runner-up spot in Las Vegas this past week behind Pierre-Luc Gagnon. By a mere half-point. The two aerial beasts – constantly gunning for each other on the Vert Ramp in Summer X Games and Dew Tour, put on an amazing show, as always – throwing down insane runs.