Duthie's first taste of snowboarding was on a stormbound Cairngorm Mountain in 1999. Years of punishment at the hands of Bellahouston's Dendix dry slope followed, with seasons in France and New Zealand not far behind. He retains a misplaced affection for drymat, and considers the invention of Snowflex to be right up there with penicillin and the lightbulb. As Whitelines' Gear Editor, you'll find him perpetually lost in a maze of spreadsheet cells - a virtual depiction of the last scene in 'Raiders Of The Lost Ark'. On occasion he's been known to escape to the mountains and actually test stuff, too.