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HeadSpace: Xavier de Le Rue on Speed

HeadSpace: big mountain freerider Xavier de le Rue talks speed

Updated: May 16, 2011, 2:09 PM ET
By Colin Whyte

France's Xavier de Le Rue likes going fast -- really fast. His "normal" clip would be terminal for most; when he decides to pin it, everyone's left squinting downhill. Jeremy Jones has even called him "the fastest snowboarder in the world." This speedy shredding is going down on some of the heaviest lines in AK or the Alps -- not your 9 a.m. groomers -- and, if you've seen the two-km avalanche he survived in '08, you'd probably pick up the pace, too...

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