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Video: Xavier de Le Rue Offers Tips for Big Mountain Snowboarding

Xavier de Le Rue is best known as a big-mountain snowboarder, whether in competition on the Freeride World Tour or in ski/snowboard films. He’s won the FWT three times, and has appeared in films by TGR, Sherpas Cinemas, and many others. Clearly, the man knows what he is doing. Instead of keeping his knowledge to himself, de Le Rue is sharing his expertise in the web series “How To XV,” in which he shares tips and tricks learned over 20 years of professional snowboarding.

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Xavier is a living legend, and his commitment to encouraging the next generation of big-mountain snowboarders is awesome to see. Few are better at managing risk while sending big lines, and his ability to balance the serious and playful sides of the sport is second to none. Thanks for the tips, Xavi!

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FWT’s ‘Verbier Xtreme 1996’ is a Vintage Masterpiece
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FWT’s ‘Verbier Xtreme 1996’ is a Vintage Masterpiece

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The year was 1996. Bill Clinton was President, Tupac was alive and well, and Steve and Todd Jones were hard at work on TGR's first film. "Freeriding" as we know it today was the near-exclusive domain of snowboarders, but was rapidly gaining popularity thanks to one-plankers like Matt Goodwill, Mike "Tex" Davenport, and Steve Klassen. Inspired by Alaska's legendary King of the Hill big-mountain-freeride competition, organizers dreamed up a similar event to be held in the iconic Swiss

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The Manboys Release the Manboys Movie For Free on Youtube
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It may come a shocking surprise to anyone who reads TGR regularly, but I’m a skier. With that in mind, I’m a big fan of full-length films these days, especially getting a good hard look at some classics from the snowboard world, like the Manboys re-release of their 2016 classic In all honesty, I’ve probably spent more time watching snowboard films in recent days than anything else. It’s a whole new world! RELATED: Stay STOKED – TGR’s Best Free Content All jokes aside, we’re stoked that the

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Escape To The Icy Steeps of Chamonix With Sam Favret’s Waking Dream
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It’s not new that skiers and snowboarders have been riding the edge in Chamonix for many years, but a few years ago, a film emerged that truly showcased that edge in all its raw, rugged, extreme beauty. Sam Favret and Julien “Pica” Herry’s 2017 masterpiece brought us right into the heart of steep riding in one of the gnarliest places on the planet, into a sort of dream state where things we never thought possible do in fact occur. RELATED: Watch More Full Length Ski and Snowboard Films Right