What is it about a black and white snowboard shot that makes them so appealing? Perhaps it's the way that by stripping out all of the distracting colours of a normal scene, you're left to fully appreciate the shapes, textures and dynamics of the shot. Or maybe it's something so artsy and intangible that we can't even put it into words...

What the heck, just sit back and enjoy 20 of our favourite black and white snowboard shots:

All of these beauties have been turned into Whitelines wallpapers and you can find them all for download, in a variety of resolutions, right here.