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Old 05-10-2011, 12:54 PM   #1
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Rally Stuff Shaun White - The Rally Driver?

Thanks to BF Goodrich, Shaun White has had the opportunity to try his hand behind the wheel of a Rally Car.




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The ear-to-ear smile on his face suggested the possibility for something down the road with Shaun and rally car racing. Out of the three different driving experiences, rally is the discipline that felt most natural and exciting."For my future in driving, competing in X Games would be the ultimate, I'm taking it step by step, but I would love to see myself compete in something like that."

DirtFish is beyond proud to be part of this experience, it was fantastic to see what Shaun could do, he's got skills! That's for sure!

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Old 05-10-2011, 01:52 PM   #2
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Just like Dace mirra they are using him for his name not his skill. Publicity stunt.
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Old 05-10-2011, 02:27 PM   #3
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Just like Dace mirra they are using him for his name not his skill. Publicity stunt.
Who cares. If I was a famous athlete I would take any chance I could to drive a fast race prep'd car.
You could also argue this is how things got started for Travis Pastrana, didn't work out too bad for him or Subaru
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Old 05-10-2011, 02:30 PM   #4
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Just like Dace mirra they are using him for his name not his skill. Publicity stunt.
+1. but if i were him id take advantage of it....
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Old 05-10-2011, 02:46 PM   #5
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Who cares. If I was a famous athlete I would take any chance I could to drive a fast race prep'd car.
You could also argue this is how things got started for Travis Pastrana, didn't work out too bad for him or Subaru
+ Ken Block

+ Dave Mirra


More power to the guy, he really seemed to enjoy it!!
Much respect to anyone who brings attention to the sport i LOVE

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Old 05-10-2011, 08:19 PM   #6
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Much respect to anyone who brings attention to the sport i LOVE
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Old 05-10-2011, 09:04 PM   #7
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haha they didn't even let him drive the group-n STi. At least it doesn't look that way from the pictures.
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Old 05-10-2011, 09:44 PM   #8
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Oh course you cant pass up that oppurtunity. It sucks that theres probably better drivers out there that could bring more wins to subaru, Rather than the attention. Instead those guys are struggling to pay out of pocket, busting their balls to make it to the next event and still hanging with factory teams.
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Old 05-10-2011, 10:03 PM   #9
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I wonder if there is a possibility of him racing at X-games this year...
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Old 05-11-2011, 02:16 AM   #10
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...and the American devaluation of a sport continues.
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Old 05-11-2011, 04:36 AM   #11
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...and the American devaluation of a sport continues.
the name Valentino Rossi ring a bell?

the americans arent the only ones.

i also would not call it devaluation, the only value the sport has is from advertising and if he brings in advertising then the value is increased while he is involved.

also a racing line is a racing line whether it is on the slopes or a race track.

snowboarding also teaches a person how to read terrain and that is an essential rally driver skill.
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Old 05-11-2011, 02:59 PM   #12
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snowboarding also teaches a person how to read terrain and that is an essential rally driver skill.
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Old 05-12-2011, 03:43 AM   #13
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and that's funny because?


I tried downhill mt. biking for the first time last summer, my brother who is an instructor got me hooked up with a good bike and all the equipment for a day at Northstar.

I found a lot of similarities to driving a car on the dirt......taking the same lines in the dirt paths as I would on 'on the road'. By the end of the day, I was keeping up with my bro on the faster stuff no problem.

Plus.....going fast isn't all about technical skill...its just about having the balls to take it to the next level. Have you ever been 30 feet high in a half pipe? you know those half pipe walls are 15ft high before you get in the air, right?.....so you're 45 feet in the air AND THEN pulling the **** they pull....the guy has major cajones, give him a chance and he'll be sideways full lock in the corners at 105mph before any of you ever could, given the same training.

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...and the American devaluation of a sport continues.
cause Americans ever valued rally in the first place? right......just like soccer.

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Old 05-12-2011, 06:43 AM   #14
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Old 05-12-2011, 06:44 AM   #15
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:09 AM   #16
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...and the American devaluation of a sport continues.
Yes sir^^ Its not even an opportunity for him, he just has **** loads of cash. If the guy wants to race let him race, i just want to see how far he can get.
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:51 AM   #17
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he'll be sideways full lock in the corners at 105mph before any of you ever could, given the same training.

"You've got to look past the cute cuddly thing.....its all a deceptive facade."

cause Americans ever valued rally in the first place? right......just like soccer.
I dont know about that. Yes he has balls to go big on a snowboard. We could play back n forth all day about who does crazier things. But it cone back to oppurtunity. You probabpy have never jumped out of a plane.... mainly because youve never had a chance to. So being able to go full lock @ 105... give me a road, a car and most important the $$ if I wreck. Yes all these guys earned their money but Id thrash a rally car too if I hadthe money to do so. Travis P's new years eve jump wasnt skill, I garentee you or I could go biggergiven the right equipment.
To me these guys jumping into a rally car is majority money and oppurtunity. The balls to do crazy **** is already there.
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and that's funny because?
That's funny because such a comparison is pushing the limits of logic. It's no more valuable than claiming that hiking offers more insight into the grip levels of various types of terrain. There's no relevant value in snowboarding down a snowy hill, when one wants to know about car control. 150 lb dude on a piece of fiberglass (or whatever) vs. 3000 lb car. But what do I know?

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I tried downhill mt. biking for the first time last summer, my brother who is an instructor got me hooked up with a good bike and all the equipment for a day at Northstar.

I found a lot of similarities to driving a car on the dirt......taking the same lines in the dirt paths as I would on 'on the road'. By the end of the day, I was keeping up with my bro on the faster stuff no problem.
Still pushing it a bit in the direct comparison, but at least we're talking wheels now.

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the guy has major cajones, give him a chance and he'll be sideways full lock in the corners at 105mph before any of you ever could, given the same training.
Yeah, I know nothing about controlling adrenaline or doing dangerous things.
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Remember that the reason these people have money and fame is that they worked their butts off to beat everyone else in sports that have many times the number of competitors that are in US Rallying. They're not just dumb rich kids.
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Remember that the reason these people have money and fame is that they worked their butts off to beat everyone else in sports that have many times the number of competitors that are in US Rallying. They're not just dumb rich kids.
this ^^^^ is the best comment in this thread yet.

That dude works his ass off to be the best at what he does.
If he wants to go rallying and loves it AAAAND brings his well earned celebrity into it.... I say ****ing go for it man!!


And if nothing ever comes of it and it's a publicity stunt... so what!?!
New eyes on the sport, publicity for the sport.
None of this is a bad thing IMO
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I totally agree about having money because he busted his butt.
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+1 about the X games crew bustin their butts.

but....

it takes a lot more than that to become a real live rally driver....like developing a team, like forging a relationship with a codriver (and learning to put trust in somebody else in the car) and learning to trust the service crew and learning to trust the team management etc etc. Developing the patience and racecraft to find the proper pace that's just fast enough to beat the other guys but not quite "too freakin fast" that leads to expensive consequences.

anybody can toss a mega-$ rally car into the scenery, this takes no special talent whatsoever

there IS a teeny bit more to rally than "just apply money" ya know!
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Remember that the reason these people have money and fame is that they worked their butts off to beat everyone else in sports that have many times the number of competitors that are in US Rallying. They're not just dumb rich kids.
..and now the guys who have busted their butt off in rallying won't get a go because <insert company here> wants to make sweet brodawg cash by putting a name (not talent) in a car. See the latest joke, Ken Block, for details.
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