Xavier De La Rue is the best big mountain snowboarder on the planet. Known for cleaning the heaviest lines anyone’s ever seen, he possesses a composure that keeps him at the top of his game. A sharp knife is a safe knife type philosophy, Xavier continues to push the boundaries of what is possible…and doing it with precision. As of now, there isn’t another big mountain snowboarder or skier who can touch what he’s accomplished. Yes, others are close in the big mountain arena, but in my eyes Xavier has taken it to a whole new level. Who will be his successors….its an exiting thing to ponder. Only time will tell.