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Here's how Shaun White gets height in SuperPipe

Updated: January 28, 2011, 9:57 AM ET
By Lynn Hoppes

ASPEN, Colo. -- Maybe three-time defending X Games snowboard superpipe champion Shaun White doesn't need to practice.

In his first return to halfpipe competition since winning the Olympic gold medal last year, the 24-year-old California action king leads the field of eight qualifiers late Thursday heading into Sunday's finals. White used his back-to-back double-cork 1080s on his first of two laps to post the night's top score of 92.00. Fellow 2010 Olympic medalist Scotty Lago qualified ...

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