Video: Xavier de Le Rue’s Italian Job
Snowboarding freeride champ Xavier de Le Rue spent two days carving some pretty ambitious lines in northern Italy's Le Dolomiti for the latest video dispatch from Timeline on Vimeo. Le Rue has attempted a series of bold descents captured on film over the last year. Timeline recently put out The Italian Job (above) and Slush and Ice.
The 31-year-old French snowboarder has a stacked resume, from competing in snowboard cross in the Olympics to being named Big Mountain Rider of the Year by Snowboarder. In recent video dispatches, he is shown taking plenty of risks. Some have given him kudos for his unique lines. Others have called him out for a lack of caution.