Shaun White Hits X Games with Fresh New Look After Famed Haircut

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterJanuary 23, 2013

Shaun White descends on the hills of Aspen hoping to dominate the way he always has at the X Games, but this time he'll do so with far less hair. 

A good deed and a fresh haircut will make the Flying Tomato look far less tomatoey this time around. 

There is plenty to be excited about when the X Games begin on Thursday, most of which will be coming from the man who has dominated the annual winter event, blending the extreme with international Olympic sensibilities. 

If you wanted just one reason to tune in, it really has to be White who seems content to bust out some new and exciting maneuvers every year. 

While he shaved off his locks, it doesn't seem to have hurt his game. 

ESPN has video of White practicing what seems to be a triple cork off the Aspen Slopestyle

So we know White is still very much in his prime as far as snowboarding is concerned, but he will have an all new look thanks to a haircut for charity he delivered back in December. 

White decided to give some of his famous red hair to the Locks of Love charity, an organization which, "provides hairpieces for children suffering from long-term medical hair loss," via LA Times

The video provided shows a very nervous White sitting down to cut off one of the shining trademarks of his image. 

We all know athletes can be superstitious, so it makes sense White would tread cautiously to the barber to get a cut and fresh new look. 

Judging by what we have seen from just the practice runs, White has nothing to worry about. 

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