“I gave my life to skateboarding, you know? I fucked up.” – Jake Phelps


Jake Phelps, skateboarding legend and editor of Thrasher has died. ... “Jake Phelps was 100% skateboarder, but that label sells him way too short, because beyond his enormous influence in our world, he was truly an individual beyond this world,” Vitello wrote. Phelps cause of death is yet to be confirmed.

Getting old? Well, the older you get, hopefully the better you get at being yourself. Injuries, life, setbacks and triumphs – they all happen around you. When I was 24 I thought 27 was the end. At 27 it became 33. At 33 I knew at 40 it was done. Then you hit 50 and, well, you’re in the back of a pickup in nowhere Mexico with some melon pickers that don’t speak a lick of English sharing a bottle of Mescal at 7am. Looking back takes guts; looking forward is insanity. Skateboarding was all I ever wanted and I gave unselfishly.

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You just gotta keep skating if that’s what you wanna do, but if you don’t, don’t kid yourself, get out, go do something else, and if it gets too scary for ya, you were never meant to skate in the first place
—  Jake Phelps

#megagoodtimes #megagoodtimesordie #megagoodtimesportal #scenicviews #remotelands #stardust #graphics #highI’m heartbroken. Jake was like an older brother, father , and friend to me. He is the most die hard skateboarder ever. He helped raise me. I’ve seen his sweetest side, and his kindest heart. My mom just left, both of us in tears, reminiscing about our days spent with him. I’m someone that usually is not at a loss for words, but I truly am right now. #pinestreetmobimage#megagoodtimes #megagoodtimesordie #levelup #gears #shiftin #motocross #bikesGonz @blindskate reissue@surfriderausMmmmhmmmOHIO!
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