03/06/2011 | by Tom Copsey
Primo footage from back in the day showcasing urban shredgends breaking ground. Watch it.
If you don’t know who JP Walker is you can’t call yourself a snowboarder. Simple as that. JP and his cronies were responsible for ushering in the second wave of jibbing and arguably laid the blueprint for anyone who takes urban snowboarding seriously these days.
A couple weeks back he released some raw, uncut footage from downtown sessions in the 1999-2000 season which was an awesome chance to relive some legends breaking boundaries. Sure, the rails and tricks look tame by todays’s standards but at the time it was nothing short of cutting edge. As David Benedek once told us, “Watching those videos back then me and my friends were all sure they must have a special channel in their bases that allowed them to lock onto nosepresses. We just couldn’t imagine how they would be possible without.”
And now Walker’s dropped Reel Raw 1999-2000 Take Two, which is more of the same goodness. Check out JP Walker himself along with Jeremy Jones, Brian Thien, Mikey LeBlanc and Nate Bozung sessioning The Brickyard, Lindsey Gardens and The Rail Garden. Is it JP or Jeremy that has the hissy fit and gives his board a beating before chucking it over a wall?
And here’s the first batch, aka Take One in case you missed it. Loving it.