We all know that actually it doesn't come down to what board you're riding - in fact it's always the rider that counts - but it's nice to see it demonstrated from time to time.

Dylan Thomas is one of the up-and-comers on the TTR circuit, but he's just made a jump out of the snowboard world's peripheral vision with this edit of him shredding Xavier de le Rue's pro model Rossignol 163. In the Breckenridge park.

He's obviously a pretty gifted rider, not finding much trouble in adjusting to the extra length (that's what she said) and sending some damn smooth rail tricks in the process.

Next in this series: Xavier shreds Nepal on a 140 Dinousaurs Will Die noodle?