In Vars last week, Edmond Plawczyk set a new World snowboard speed record reaching a staggering top speed of 203.275Kph (126.309mph).
With go-fast velcro fastened wind fins attached to his legs, and an outfit that looks like it from the set of a strange Sadomasochism parody version of the Empire Strikes Back, the Frenchman beat the previous world record of 202Kph set by Darren Powell back in 1999.
This was a fantastic achievement considering it has taken 16 years to beat Powell’s original record!
The British snowboard speed record is 151.60 Kph, set by Jamie Barrow.
Mark is also the manager of Jamie Barrow (Britain’s fastest snowboarder)