Aussie teen Valentino Guseli breaks Shaun White’s halfpipe record

Valentino Guseli at the LAAX Open 2021. Photo credit: FIS/Ruggli

Aussie snowboard teen legend, Valentino Guseli, sure is having a killer season.

First he takes top score in the qualifiers for the LAAX Open in Switzerland earlier this year, beating Scotty James no less. Did we mention it was Guseli’s first World Cup competition?

Now he’s gone and knocked Shaun White off his eleven year record breaking perch. On March 31, the day before his sixteenth birthday, Guseli took to the halfpipe with the goal of breaking the world record for the highest air out of the pipe.

Needless to say, White’s 7 metre record was broken and Guseli now holds it high with a 7.3 metre boost.

Check out how he did it in the video below.

With Beijing 2022 coming up, watch this space.

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Rachael Oakes-Ash is the name behind @misssnowitall and the founder of SnowsBest.com. A long time travel and lifestyle journalist and ski writer, she's been published in ESPN, TIME, Wallpaper*, Action Asia, Inside Sport, Australian Financial Review, Emirates Open Skies, Conde Nast Traveler and more. She was the Fairfax snow blogger from 2007 to 2017 and the Southern Hemisphere editor for OnTheSnow. Rachael is also a documentary producer, author, radio announcer and humorist.