10 Questions for Shaun White

Snowboard and skateboard champion Shaun White on managing fear, taste testing gum and what he did to his hair

Adam Amengual for TIME

You cut your hair just seven months before the next Olympics. Have you not read the story of Samson and Delilah?

It got to the point where I couldn't sit on a chair and lean my head forward, 'cause my hair would snag. So I gave it to Locks of Love. My helmet fits better. Maybe I'm a little more aerodynamic.

You've won two Olympic gold snowboarding medals. Why not quit while you're ahead?

I was 19 at the first one. I didn't know what that meant, to be an Olympian. Then I really wanted to do...

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