The organisers of the Jib Vid hit us up this morning with the sad news that they’ve had to cancel the contest this season because they couldn’t find a headline sponsor. They’ve produced this video of the best bits of last year just to show us what we’ll all be missing out on this time around. The Jib Vid, which challenges teams of riders and shapers to produce a short snowboard film over the course of a few days, has produced some classic moments over the years, like these comedy efforts from Lockdown Projects last year, or this classic from Johno Verity’s Animal team a couple of years previously. We’ll certainly be sorry not to see what people would’ve come up with this time around, but thankfully the event’s organiser Graham MacVoy, is pretty confident that it’ll be returning in 2012. Here’s what he had to say about the whole affair.
After 6 great years the JibVid is taking a year off due to a lack of title sponsor. Event organisers GMC Events are very disappointed about being unable to hold the 7th edition of this event in 2011 however after 3 very successful years with Oakley, Mayrhofen and our other partners we are confident that we can find another sponsor to take up the position for 2012. 2010 saw the best JibVid yet with the standard of films at an incredible level and team entries from over 15 countries before the final cut was made for the start spots. You can check out the films at jib-vid.com if you have not yet seen them.