Archives for Nixon Jibfest

The Nixon Jibfest: Part 1

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.”

They’re Bringin’ Back The Nixon Jibfest

The word around the campfire is that they’re bringin’ back the Nixon Jibfest.  In fact, as I understand it, it starts today at Northstar at Tahoe.

After nearly 8 years in hibernation, what is widely considered the best, most laid back, most progressive, and most innovative events is about to get underway.

Details surrounding the event have been pretty vague and indefinite…particularly as it relates to the setup and the rider list, but Blotto has posted some images on his blog today of his arrival at the Jibfest…and we now that Simon Chamberlain is going to be there based on what he is posting on his blog, Simon Sayz.

I can’t wait for footage from the event to start surfacing.  Until then, these videos from past years will have to tie us over.

Last updated by at .