Not long now until the cream of UK snowboarding heads out to Laax for the Brits. With a stronger field than ever, the competition will be tough. There might be a few folk who are convinced that they'll be the one to have it sewn up this year, although they can't all be right. One thing's for sure - every one of them born will be glad Denis Leontyev doesn't have a British passport....

The beast from the east makes a mockery of the Laax park in this vid, showing that there's no limit to how good you can be if you put in the hours at the snowdome. Back 3 to 50-50 to frontflip?!