Nima Jalali’s part from the Small Bus Kids video.
This video was made back in 2000 – 2001 and has a few of my friends, including, Jesse White, Nima Jalali, John Herick, Jeremy Eagan, Shaun White, Brandon Wagner, Brad Harris, Danny Williams, Mike Hakker, Daniel Trigo, Jerome Hernandez, David Michael, Lance Hakker, Derrik Rue, Brian Fox, Steve Cook, & Christiana Lappore.
My old friend Jimmy Fontaine just put up a bunch of photos that he shot during this period with all these guys on his Facebook. It was cool to see old faces and some photos that I hadn’t seen for 10+ years.
This was really the end of my snowboarding life. I hurt my back at Mt. High that next summer on a simple fall while filming an up & coming kid, who’s name escapes me right now (sorry dude). We were hiking a simple C-box and after I hit it I cut across the slope and caught my heel edge. Had a super simple fall that eventually I would find out years later that I had a pinched nerve. Doesn’t sound like a bad thing until the next season where I couldn’t even make it down one full run before my feet would go numb/on fire.
I don’t want this to sound like too much of a bummer, as much as I miss these guys, and all my other friends from home that I rode with every week, I had by this time met the girl that I was going to spend the rest of my life with. So I would say, it was a pretty fair trade.
Anyway, at the end of that season, Nima, who he and Jesse I had spent most of the year filming with, went and bought the same camera as I had. Effectively, that meant to me “Look, we don’t need you that much anymore!” I know that wasn’t how he meant it, but it was just my time then.
So enjoy this goofy-ass old video, I’ll dig up other parts of the video for future posts.