Two words. Dave Young. Holy shit, where the hell did this dude come from? Skinny as a toothpick and tough as nails with a total disregard for his own safety. There wasn’t a rider around who wasn’t stoked on Dave’s balls out riding style after seeing him in Nowhere Fast. This was Parrick’s follow up to Dirty Deeds and Dave had his work cut out for him, but he stepped up to the challenge and introduced the world to some of Southern California’s newest talent, along with a few of it’s already established, heaviest hitters. Young rag dolled his way into the hearts of riders by putting his ass on the line and rolling the dice, getting mangled in the process, but usually walking away with the clip in the end. There is no doubt that this video part influenced young street riders for years to come, and you’d be blind not to see Dave’s influence in the likes of Sean Burns. Sadly, Dave Young seemed to fade out just about as quick as he came onto the BMX scene, and I think that this was Dave’s first and last real* video part. (A couple of clips in GT's 'Dead Sailor' aside).
Another rider that people hadn’t seen much of at that time was Josh Heino. Mostly known as a vert rider from New England, Heino moved to So. Cal and quickly established himself in the realm of street riding by icepicking and over-grinding the infamous El Toro rail, opening up the flood gates of the future proving grounds for hungry riders trying to establish themselves. Heino mixed his brave street tricks with stylish vert riding, something that not many people had been doing at that time.
Other notable appearances in Nowhere Fast were made by Ken “Crazy Action” Hale, Ralph Sinisi, Jason Enns, Brian Castillo and Parrick himself. I think it’s safe to say that most videographers shouldn’t include their own riding in their videos (me especially), but every single Parrick clip stood up to the riding standards of the time. Any and all grind variations, lines and high speed manuals, all done with that trademark Dave Parrick half cab, classic.
Castillo had a now legendary part in there too, and for good reason; he took his Parrick inspired street style and hit the accelerator. Parrick must’ve pumped Castillo full of candy, because he was firing out grinds and manual lines at a dizzying pace, going bigger and faster than he had ever done before. Rails, ramps, and dirt jumps, nothing was safe. Hell, he even brought an elevated grind rail to the trails, just so he could do an icepick 7 feet over a dirt jump. At this point in time, Castillo was on another level, bringing manuals to opposite 180s to the table and even manualing the infamous Austin red rail. Castillo rode his ass off and was rewarded with the well-deserved ender in a Dave Parrick production, an honor, no doubt.