Rolling O goes to the freestyle.ch
Last weekend the highlight for all fans of Skateboard, Freeski, Snowboard and FMX in Europe took place – the freestyle.ch in Zürich, Switzerland. It’s the home event for Oakley’s Zürich-based European headquarters, and of course the place to be for the Rolling O Lab as well. Over 47.000 spectators came to Zürich’s Landiwiese to see thrilling battles in each of the four disciplines.
The Rolling O Lab had the best seat in the house, with a perfect view on all the ramps and the stage. Oakley’s very own Swiss German rapper Samurai did a great job as the MC, while HDO experts Franz Greiter and Immo Paulsen continuously educated on the benefits of Oakley’s patented optical technologies. Two computer terminals, placed right in front of the lab, had been set up to configure OCP goggles on the spot. Samurai also played “Good Luck Fairy” for the raffle, drawing the winners who won a OCP goggle.
An incredible crowd gathered around the lab when Oakley’s riders showed up for two signing sessions – Jacob Wester, Jossi Wells, Nicolas Müller, Eero Ettala, Bene Mayr, Petr Pilat, Charles Pagès, Richard Permin, Busty Wolter, Henrik Harlaut, Sammy Carlson…plus, thousands of inflated Oakley gloves were given out to the crowd so they could cheer their heros to victory. The demand was so high that Rolling O driver Jan improvised with the truck’s compressor to inflate them in just 3 seconds!
The superfinals ended with fantastic results for Oakley’s competing athletes. Eero Ettala (FIN) won the Snowboard competition with a flawless performance, Sebastien Toutant (CAN) was second. Sammy Carlson (USA) took the Freeski crown wearing the new Splice® goggle, and Dany Torres (ESP) beat Charles Pagès (FRA) in FMX by just 0.17 points!
A big “thank you” goes to Chrissi for perfectly organizing this event, the O Lab crew, Basti, Manuel, Salla, Annina, Matthias & Mathias for their great work and of course Jan who had to deal with interesting and disgusting challenges this weekend!