So the O'Neill Evolution 2011 wrapped up this weekend and what an uprise it caused. As most of you know revolution also means rotations. Snowboarding is actually in the middle of a sort of revolution of revolutions right now. The kids competing these days have pushed the levels so high that all the older guys without a double or at least a 1080 completely on lock are not even showing up any more. Plus the judges have gotten picky to the point that only the impeccable runs will make the cut. Nonetheless, the new generation has risen to the occasion and it's not as much of a revolution but an (O'Neill) Evolution at this point. Mad props to all the riders who are pushing the level of snowboarding to an unimaginable degree of technical difficulty and flawless execution. Personally, we might like our snowboarding a little dirtier and less death-defying, but that doesn't take away how amazing these guys and gals are for doing what they do. Peep some shots of the aerial action to see what we mean and get some sideline snaps of people that came out to witness this legendary moment of human (r)evolution...
Here are the highlights from all the events, in case you missed the webcast!
Report by ADT & ADi