The OG Boss Don JP Walker and his friends – Jeremy Jones and Seth Huot – have been pulling together their own personal DIY jib paradise, The Spot, together for years now. Check out this intimate look at 24 hours of The Spot shred, together with homies Blair McKinney, Jake Welch and Seth Huot…
JP Walker has played an instrumental part in shaping snowboarding through his career that spans over two decades. The dude’s been responsible for so many memorable moments since he crashed onto our radar in the mid-90s: reigniting the urban jibbing scene (along with his fellow SLC homies) in his part from Simple Pleasures, his backcountry exploits (including the first ever double cork stomp on film – it’s the ender, naturally), being one of the founders of the Nixon Jib Fest (that link is to the more recent incarnation), and his all-switch part in This Video Sucks … that and more have cemented his legend status in snowboarding. and that’s just the potted highlights!
For the past 14 years, JP, Jeremy Jones and Seth Huot have been pulling together a semi-secret DIY zone in the backwoods of Brighton Resort, dubbed The Spot. The boys spend up to 6 weeks a season sessioning the jibs they pull together there, and this year JP and the boys from ThirtyTwo decided to capture what 24hrs riding The Spot looks like.
“JP has been relentless this season at The Spot, often times solo, stacking snow, chopping wood, hauling steal, or filming his own shots for his part,” says Jeremy Jones. “JP, as he’s done many times before resets the standard with his ‘Smoke Screen’ part. Proving with no budget, no ‘real’ filmers or photographers on set, a few of his friends to help him out here and there, that it’s possible to create something unique and showcase a healthy dose of smooth, stylish snowboarding and without question proper rail techniques.”
From day and night time drone clips to a powerful time-lapse of the stars, this video with cameos of Blair McKinney, Jake Welch and Seth Huot shows that while the rails JP tackles in this aren’t as sphinchter-clenching as those he hit in his heyday, he’s certainly still got a heavy bag of tricks, and that good old Walker style to boot.
Filmed by Jeremy Jones, Blair McKinney, Gordon Peterson and Brock Harris.