In shocking news the snowboard world learnt that Niklas Mattson isn't actually a future killer snowboard robot from helvete created to blitz us all into doing different grabs, but in actual fact a human.

A human being with a human brother.

Niklas Mattson dropped a sumptuous kicker edit from Åre in Sweden, not too long back and to say it went off would be an understatement. Now he's back and he's recruited some flesh and flood to help him send it on the rails of the far North of Sweden.

Niklas has been on the radar for a while now, but has never quite managed to properly break out onto the international scene. Could this be his season? If he can take his hefty arsenal of tricks of the last two edits, back it up and put them down in a competition run, there'd definitely be a new threat in town.