This page is definitely an allusion of things to come and an important lesson that stays with Tashi and Nima.
It also represents how Nima never gives up in the face of adversity – once he’s resigned himself to do something, he’s in it for the long-haul.

Artistically, this is one of those pages you just want to animate. The way Nima maneuvers against his air bomb getting out on control and lands in a perfectly grounded stance was awesome to illustrate. It’s also one of those instances where we see that maybe he’s not as bad as he thinks he is at bending…and that a lot of his hang-ups just might be in his head.