The big buzz on the eve of the Sochi Olympics, aside from the farce of certain housing accommodations, has been Shaun White's decision to pull out of the snowboard slopestyle event.

The slopestyle course in Sochi is considered to be very challenging -- even dangerous -- which influenced White to focus on the halfpipe instead doing double duty.

How challenging? You can check it out for yourself, courtesy of this GoPro video shot from the helmet of Olympic Russian snowboarder Alexey Sobolev:

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