10/01/2012 | by Uli Köhler
Sadly the pipe side of this shindig in Davos shortly after New Years has had to be cancelled due to a lack of snow required to construct a superpipe, but the good news is all the attention will be focussed on a banging Big Air contest with a host of the planet’s finest shreds who’ll rock up to throw down hammers. Get the info…
The O’Neill Evolution 2012 is gearing up to welcome the world’s best freestyle snowboarders back to the Jakobshorn in Davos, Switzerland from January 2-7, 2012. Though the pipe’s been scrubbed, the Big Air could get tasty as the riders list is looking pretty darned heavy: Seb Toutant, Germund Bråten and Peetu Piiroinen are but three of the dudes who”ll be doing battle to nab a slice of the 125K US dollar prize pot.
It’s clear O’Neill are looking for something special from the event’s latest incarnation, as the PR honks of “a kicker spanning 24 meters in length – the biggest Davos has ever seen, and one that has been specifically designed to allow riders to attempt triple corks,” followed by a selection of jib features for the riders to show off their versatility.
So if you’re around Davos between January 2 and 7 2012 then swing by and have a gander. And if you’re unable to make it to Davos to watch all the action in person, you can tune into the live webcasts and live TV broadcasts during the business end of the contest by pointing your web browser here: oneill.com/live