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501 Parts To See Before You Die – #9 Shaun White and Kevin Pearce in Picture This

#9 OF 501

Abu Hamza could count the number of halfpipe parts worthy of this list on one hand, but this collaboration between Shaun White and Kevin Pearce easily makes the cut.

Despite a burgeoning rivalry, the two came together over the course of four nights at Northstar.

This was shot way back when the former was the all-conquering Flying Tomato, and the latter was nipping at his heels for the title of top dog in the pipe. Despite a burgeoning rivalry, the two came together over the course of four nights at Northstar.

With no double corks, YOLO flips, or leaderboards in sight, it’s a very different pipe experience. For once the stunt-ditch looked like a place where you could actually have fun and get creative without the same pressures of the contest circuit. And you’ve got to love those double runs…

The part made another appearance – with different music – at the conclusion of last year’s documentary, The Crash Reel. Well worth checking out if you haven’t already.

Click here for more in our series of ’501 Parts to See Before You Die’.

Video parts are an essential component of the people that love snowboarding. As big as contests are in the moment, these are the artifacts that will survive each generation of rider and be passed down to the next as gospel.

From wearing out favourite sections on VHS, taking great pains to keep treasured DVDs scratch free to counting down the minutes to a new online release, everyone has cherished memories of their favourite era.

In keeping with ethos we present to you 501 video parts that define the length, breadth and depth of snowboarding and its special culture. From park to pipe, urban missions to powder explorations, Betamax to Youtube, Sims to Halldor – these are the parts that form the DNA of shred, miss them at your peril.

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