Fuck this one really fucking hits. Whenever I’m asked why I tattoo I say the same thing every time, bc I love skateboarding and drawing. Thrasher made me realize how genuine drawing, graphics and photography can be. RIP Jake Phelps. SKATE OR DIE. https://t.co/UWtkRFf4iB
The term legend gets thrown out loosely nowadays and true legends come around only so often but that’s exactly what Jake Phelps was- a 100% skateboarder who was always himself whether you hated or loved it. We were lucky to have you and you will be missed Jake. ❤️ https://t.co/mvwJ0UjDX0
Thank You Jake Phelps.
My first time to Europe in 1990 I was lost in an airport in Germany, had no idea where to go and was bewildered - Jake pulled me under his wing and helped me get sorted out, just a skater reaching out to a fellow skater. I’ll never forget that.
REST IN PEACE JAKE PHELPS. YOUR MAGAZINE SHOWED ME WHAT SKATEBOARDING WAS. I WAS A LITTLE BLACK BOY ON THE WESTSIDE OF CHICAGO THAT HAPPENED TO LIVE WALKING DISTANCE FROM A CONNIVENCE STORE THAT CARRIED THRASHER MAGAZINE. YOUR DOCUMENTATION GAVE MY LIFE PASSION. I THANK YOU
R.I.P. Jake Phelps.
“Thrasher lives at street level,” Phelps told @sfchronicle in 1996. “If parents don't complain about it, we're doing something wrong. It's the kind of thing you hide under your bed at night. It's the recklessness of youth.”
Such tragic news about the passing of Jake Phelps. He was a true skateboarder to the end, a fan of diverse styles and a passion for the history of skating. He jokingly called my weird fakie footplant impossible the “Spaghetti Western” so I will forever use that name in his honor.
Yo, what the fuck. Just saw the news about Jake Phelps. The impact he had on subculture and culture in general can’t be overstated. Rest In Power, Jake. You did a lot for a young midwestern punk trying to find his way.
Rest In Power Jake Phelps. He once goes Yo Hip Hop AC/DC or ZZTop? I said neither its Bad Brains bitch. Dude lit up like a christmas tree and hugged me. That was Jake Phelps in a nutshell RipInParadise Jake, love him or hate him that dude was 100%Skateboarder always