Well, if you still couldn’t quite believe it, here’s the first footage of everyone’s favourite powder hippy riding his new board on his home mountain of Laax. It comes two and a half minutes into this first episode in a new series about the Swiss resort and its formidable army of shred talent.
It would appear that Nico has chosen the 2015/16 Gnu Zoid, a radically asymmetrical new snowboard that we checked out at ISPO this month. It also looks like the change of deck has affected none of his fluid style – check out the trademark powder butter on 2.44, and the tweaked out front three which follows.
The rest of the riders in this edit are also worth a watch, notably Paul Chevalley – who pulls off one of the strangest off-camber, off-the-toes front threes ever on 1.28.