It's all strikes and gutters in the career of Xavier De Le Rue. One day you'll be bagging a cover shot for the world's handsomest snowboard magazine, the next you'll be up against it....

Xav's gift for the scope (combined with a handy plane) meant that he had a good idea for a line near Mont Blanc, and a solid rider to buddy up with in Lucas Debari. He clearly thought it was worth the shame of being seen to snowboard with ski poles for a spell, but things didn't work out as planned. If you're feeling this is a bit anticlimactic,worry not. Xavier's spidey-senses are telling him that the snow's on its way, so Episode 3 should be a belter.