2010: It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when David Carrier-Porcheron became a snowboard legend; he’s been working at it every season for the last 15 years. With a staggering 20-plus video parts under his belt, DCP has been pushing himself and snowboarding with an intensity that few riders could ever hope to match. And yet for all the accomplishments, he is one snowboarding’s lowest-key stars. With a major sponsor shakeup in 2009, DCP rode through the transition from one of Burton’s frontmen, to being his own boss. Joining up with fellow Absinthe bros Romain de Marchi and JP Solberg, this trio formed YES Snowboards, and began a new revolution. Through it all, DCP didn’t skip a beat, he continues pursuing the steepest and deepest he can find, whether he’s leading Absinthe crews from his homebase in Squamish, BC or charging lines in AK. Super-positive and driven to ride, DCP inspires everyone around him. At this stage in his career, powder is the priority: summer in New Zealand, winters in B.C. and spring in Alaska. With all that pow, its no wonder he wears a permanent grin. And when he finally takes a break from the snow, he packs up the family and heads off on a surf trip. Indonesia, Costa Rica, even southern California, if there’s swell, DCP is down.