World’s Top 20 Snowboarders-No.11 Xavier de le Rue

Sykose Extreme Sports News

Freeriding his way into 11th and just missing out on a top ten place is big mountain legend Xavier.

 

Underneath his thick, curly dark hair that looks like a burnt children’s playground is a kind, almost shy smile that’s lit up with big bright eyes.

But his build is anything but gentle, his solid broad shoulders are not the product of hours in the gym, instead they look like they have been stolen from a gorilla and while his nineteen year old frame is just under five foot eight high he must weigh close to ninety kilograms (two hundred lbs). There is no doubt in my mind that he is an immensely powerful man.

This was my first impression of Xavier De La Rue when we shared a room in 1999 for a Boardercross race in Chamrouse. As it turns out it was a pretty accurate appraisal and while…

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