As a part of Powder and Rails: Season 3, Vice just released The Nixon JibFest: Part 1.
The concept of “jibbing” first came into the fray in the late ’80s. The Nixon JibFest started in 2000 as an invite-only event. In this episode, the people at Vice look back to the early ‘90s and talk to pioneers JP Walker and Jeremy Jones, who came up with the concept for the original JibFests. Through a combination of archival and current footage, this episode also addresses the chronology of “jibbing”…while assessing the connection between skateboarding and snowboarding. You’ll 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 JibFest brings together three generations of snowboarders who have all influenced each other on the biggest custom courses that have ever been built. As Jeremy Jones says, “Dudes are just stoked.”