Carving's so popular right now that we must be close to the inevitable backlash - how long before we hear "carving's lame, it was way better when people couldn't actually turn all that well"...?

Anyway, for the time being even the most contrarian snowboarder can enjoy this clip of Alex Rodway blitzing the Brighton park in Utah. It's got plenty of edgy goodness, as well as your more conventional kickers-and-rails bangers too. He even gets a few laps in on K2's new stubby wonder, the Cool Beans.

Hats off to filmer/editor/fellow Volcom rider Seth Huot for getting close enough to the action to make the most of those lovely carved-corduroy sounds (1.31) - even when it meant getting thumped (0.38)...