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Welcome the de le Rue´s

Yes, you read it correctly. Xavier and Victor de le Rue are the newest additions to our Blue Tomato Snowboard team! Xavier doesn’t have any boundaries when it comes to shredding in the backcountry and Victor, his younger brother, is trying hard to beat his brother and is especially fond of riding the parks.

We are very proud and happy to have them onboard in our Blue Tomato team.

Xavier de le Rue

You cannot think of Snowboarding scene without Xavier de le Rue. If you are talking about Big Mountain Riding, you cannot help mentioning this 34 year old from France. He started with Giant Slalom in 1993, when he was 17 years old. Thanks to Giant Slalom and later thanks to the boardercross, he not only developed a skill for insane speeds, but also discovered how to ride difficult terrains. In boardercross Xavier is still active and has got two gold and a silver medals from world championships hanging in his home in the Pyrenees. Not to forget are his three wins the Freeride World trip between 2008 and 2010.

In recent years, Xavier concentrated mainly on his second biggest passion (just after his daughter): on big mountain riding. And let´s talk about what kind of mountains. Xavier throws himself down slopes that other people wouldn´t even cal slopes, let alone come up with the idea to spot that kind of mountains. Or have you maybe thought as Antarctica as an ideal destination for snowboarding? Xavier feels most comfortable with unusual places, extremely steep slopes and narrow gullies. He of course still retains the respect of the omnipresent danger of avalanches.

He concentrates mostly on his family and finding untracked backcountry trails, but Xavier has also found time to take part into the TimeLine -project (better to check out the full movie "White Noise"!) And for this season, there is another big goal for him: the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi! In other words, there is great stuff surrounding him at the moment, of which he would have never dared to dream as a little kid.

We feel very honoured to welcome him to our team and we are sure that he will be doing awesome projects and unheard trips in the future that we are more than happy to follow.

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Victor de le Rue

Too bad if you haven´t heard of Victor de le Rue before. You have unfortunately missed something. The youngster of the de le Rue –Family doesn´t have any good reason to be shadowed by his older brother. Just recently he was chosen as the “French Rider of the Year 2013”, although his dream job in the past was to own a grocery store, not to be a snowboarder. His vision as a kid was that “people always need to eat something”, so owning a grocery store wouldn´t be that exciting, hence a secure way to go.

Although his childhood’s dream never saw the daylight, are we and the snowboard community of course more than happy to see him snowboarding than working in a supermarket.

However his begin as snowboarder wasn´t that smooth as you could expect. When he was younger, he wanted to have a monoski for Christmas, since he didn´t actually know what his sibling were riding on the slopes. Although, he is still pretty young, he has already won many contests and starred shredding movies. He has featured in “Dopamine”, produced by Absinthe Films and in TimeLine Film´s second edit; “White Noise”, where you spot his brother as well.

Have you seen this video already? If not, better to check it right now:

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The North Face Winter Jacket and Pant

The North Face Jacket and Pants (22.11.2013 - 28.11.2013)

Stylish combination by The North Face consisting of the Free Thinker Jacket with waterproof, breathable and durable Gore-Tex® Pro 3L Ski Shell and the NFZ Pant with Recco® Technology. Sturdiness, waterproof membrane and breathability are the main focus of this Gore-Tex® Pant. The perfect combination for your next backcountry trip!

Rossignol Splitboard

Rossignol Splitboard (13.12.2013 - 19.12.2013)

No matter if you draw your lines through heavy powder hills or climb mountains where no one ever been before, like Xavier de le Rue does, the brand new XV MAGTEK SPLITBOARD won’t let you down. Build by the instructions of Xavier, this board is the perfect companion on all big mountain adventures. Classic rocker shape meets camber elements for better stability, versatility and a nonpareil floating feeling. The Magne-Traction 7M edge makes sure that the board has grip under all conditions.

GoPro Package

GoPro Package (08.11.2013 - 14.11.2013)

Still the most versatile camera in the world – the GoPro HERO3 Black Edition. Waterproof till 60m, the camera records videos with up to 1440p and 48fps, and shoots pictures with 12MP ath the rate of 30 pictures per second. Includes Wi-Fi, the GoPro App compatibility and the separated Wi-Fi remote control. And that’s not all. Moreover the packages includes a battery pac, sd-card, tripod, chesty, handlebar mount, adhesive holder, headstrap holder, anti-fog input, cap, t-shirt and sticker. The perfect setup for your next freeride adventure like Xavier de le Rue!

Smith Goggle and Helmet

Smith Goggle and Helmet (06.12.2013 - 12.12.2013)

Pure style! The I/OX convinces with a frameless lens, 5-times anti-fog technology, easy helmet integration and fast adjustable headstrap. Matching to the goggle we include the Vantage Helmet with Xaviers design. Earpads, removable Goggle Lock, 21 ventilation holes as well as the newest safety standards are integrated in this awesome designed helmet!


DEELUXE Boot (25.10.2013 - 31.10.2013)

No matter how hard your ride is, your feet won’t get hurt in this boot. Thanks to the leather layer in the inner- as well as in the outer shoe, your feet will get the luxury they need. The Boa System of the Spark XV and the C3-lacing make sure that you get the perfect fitting and the stability you need over the whole day. The Icetrek Vibram® sole gives you continuous footing on ice and other difficult undergrounds.

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Drake Snowboard Set

Drake Snowboard Set (13.12.2013 - 19.12.2013)

Complete snowboard set by Northwave/Drake. Feel yourself like Victor de le Rue on the DF2 board. Triple rocker, 4/10 flex and a twin tip gives you all opportunities to improve your freestyle abilities. In addition Northwave/Drake includes the Reload bindings and the Decade Boot to top the package off and prepares you for your next trips.

Rip Curl Snow Set

Rip Curl Snow Set (29.11.2013 - 05.12.2013)

Never get wet again with the VDLR Gum jacket and the flex gum pants with 15k hydrostatic head and 10k breathability function. The stretchable Gum Fabrics makes sure that you get the perfect freedom of movement and protects you from bursting seams and snags. In addition Rip Curl includes a baselayer set consisting of pant and shirt, and moreover adds the Vaddo Pro Goggle and a beanie!

Dakine Package

Dakine Package (15.11.2013 - 21.11.2013)

There is not better companion than a good backpack to pack in all your stuff. Especially as a bag country backpack the Dakine Heli Pro Backpack with its infinitely variable chest and waist strap and a lot of space and fastening possibilities for shovel, probe and pieps. Furthermore Dakine includes a nice pair of mittens and a boardbag for easy transport of your board.

Buff Set

Buff Set (01.11.2013 - 07.11.2013)

Feeling cold around your neck and throat during sessions? Not with the neckwarmers by Buff! Thick fleece material for a nice comfort and good protection against icy winds. And on top of that Buff gives us seven of those nice pieces to raffle!

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Hence we both are so excited for this new co-op, we want of course share our excitement with you guys!

Together with Xavier´s and Victor´s sponsors such as The North Face, Rossignol, GoPro, Smith, DEELUXE, Rip Curl, Drake, Dakine and Buff we have organized the sweetest sets to raffle for you guys. Want to know more about the raffle? Check the both Raffle banners above.

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