October 11, 2011
Vice does a great job with almost every Web video series they produce. Now in its third season, "Powder And Rails" is no exception. In this episode, Vice takes a look at the history of jibbing and documents the resurrection of the Nixon Jibfest. Stay tuned for part 2.
"Jibbing is snowboard speak for doing skateboarding-inspired tricks like sliding on obstacles. The first mention of it came during a 1989 interview with pro snowboarder Nick Perata, and the Nixon Jibfest started in 2000 as an invite-only event. In this episode, we jump back to the early '90s and talk to some of the riders who pioneered jibbing on picnic tables and street rails. We talk to JP Walker and Jeremy Jones, who came up with the concept for the original Jibfests, and then also hear from Snow Park Technologies' Chris Gunnarson and Nixon co-founder Chad DiNenna about the so-called anti-competition’s 8-year hiatus, and about making this latest one their biggest and best. This installment of The Nixon Jib Fest basically brings together three generations of snowboarders who have all influenced each other on the biggest custom courses that have ever been built. So, as Jeremy Jones says, 'Dudes are just stoked.'"
Also, the Jeremy Jones in this video is not to be confused with big mountain freerider Jeremy Jones.