If you watched the whole event, it very clear that Shawn White is extremely better than every one else competing. Its sick. My wife watched the event for the first time last night(she knows nothing about snowboarding) and she could clearly tell that White was just that much better then everyone else.
we also watched the snowmobile trick event before that...those guys are crazy! I cant remember the name of the individual but if i remember correctly he had only seen snow twice before the event because he normally only does dirt bikes...Furthermore, he about killed himself because he grabbed the emergency brake instead of the clutch on one run.