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To aid in his quest for another Olympic gold medal, White made a coaching change in 2015, parting ways with long-time tutor Bud Keene and instead working with former pro snowboarder JJ Thomas, who won bronze in men's halfpipe at the 2002 Games as part of a U. Upon his return, he was confronted by a new threat in the form of Australian snowboarder Scotty James, who had taken a major leap forward.
White struggled at his first two events, the Copper Grand Prix (18th) and X Games Aspen (11th).
Olympic outlook White is still an elite halfpipe snowboarder and looks like the presumptive favorite for Pyeong Chang, but he hasn't been as dominant in contests as he was leading up to the 2014 Olympics.
He's also found a budding rival in Scotty James, who split wins with him at most of the major contests during the 2016/17 season.
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At the moment, he is tied with a number of other riders who also have two medals.
Vic Wild, Zan Kosir, Benjamin Karl (parallel giant slalom), Stale Sandbech and Mark Mc Morris (slopestyle and big air) are the other leading contenders in this category.
There's also a chance that White could leave Pyeong Chang as the most decorated male Olympic snowboarder ever.
But in his most recent outing, White left Sochi without a medal despite qualifying for two different events.
After pulling out of slopestyle to focus on halfpipe (which he was heavily favored to win), he crashed on Run 1 and committed several errors on Run 2, keeping him off the podium with a fourth-place finish.
His first-hit backside air has become a staple of his runs and is routinely boosted more than 20 feet out of the pipe.
While his first hit is always the biggest, White still maintains strong amplitude throughout the rest of his runs, something that few of his competitors can match.
He returned to form with a win at the Mammoth Grand Prix before finishing second behind James at the Olympic test event in Pyeongchang. Off the snow Many snowboarders participate in skateboarding when they're away from the mountains, but it tends to just be more of a recreational activity.