24/09/2010 | by Uli Köhler
The midway point of our Riders of the 00s week sees clips of Shaun White, Jeremy Jones and Tara Dakides unearthed.
Ok, so technically this was from the 90s – 1999 to be exact – but it’s close enough for us. Plus it’s the ginger one’s first full movie part where he announced himself to the world and had the whole of snowboarding going ‘who the FUCK is that kid?!’
The White Album NZ Session
There’s only a handful of riders who’ve had their own films and, unsurprisingly, Shaun’s one of ‘em. Though clearly no Subjekt Haakonsen, it gave insight into the mop of red hair and showed him having it all over the shop. This is the private NZ session – a taste of things to come…
Second Olympic Gold
This boy’s won a couple of contests in his time, but this is the one that counts most to him. With the gold already in the bag he could’ve just slashed his way down but he chose to put on a show instead. Interesting to hear the pre-drop chat with coach Bud Keene.
White Balance Part
Though he’s made a career out of riding lines regular dudes wouldn’t even look at, the needle he’s heli dropped onto in this Standard part is insane even by Jeremy’s standards.
After a couple of years off the Absinthe roster, Jones returned to roost with this hairball part. It’s also memorable for the killer Bowie song.
For the last two years, Deeper has been Jeremy’s life. His idea was to pull together some of the world’s best big mountain riders and ride gnarly lines accessing them by foot only. Here’s a rather dramatic teaser.
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Video Parts Montage
Tara’s video parts from the late 90s and early 2000s still stand up to scrutiny today. How many girls you seen doing backside rodeo recently?
Against the Grain Teaser
Tara’s ride has been far from easy, but as one guys says she’s “the girl that really put women’s snowboarding on the map.” Looks like a documentary well-worth sniffing out.