In scenes resembling a cross between a Lady Gaga concert and a Formula 1 pit stop crew, the world record for fastest speed achieved on a snowboard was set by Frenchman Edmond Plawczyk last week in Vars. He managed to get up to 203.275kph (126.309mph), breaking Darren Powell's record set in 1999.

Whilst peeling yourself into a red rubber suit and attaching special velcro add-ons might sound more like an adventurous Friday night out than a day on the hill, you can't really deny that it's an impressive feat, especially considering the last one stood for so long.

It now stands at just over 50kph faster than the current British speed record.