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March 2019 Retro Gaming Article


March 15, 2019 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

From the helm of Thrasher to the pools & pipes, Jake Phelps loved skateboarding with all the passion in the world

RIP Jake Phelps 1962 - 2019.
Here's a great article that personifies one of skateboardings true legends - Jake Phelps.

From The California Sunday Magazine:
An unwillingness, or inability, to stop is perhaps the defining characteristic of Phelps's career. He's been the editor of Thrasher since 1993. The magazine occupies such a privileged space in skateboarding's collective imagination that it's difficult to know what to compare it to. Skaters call it "the bible," but we're prone to hyperbole. Maybe it's Vogue, but for degenerates, and Phelps is skateboarding's Anna Wintour.

Phelps likes to think of himself as the Thrasher brand personified, and in many ways, from his caustic wit to his encyclopedic knowledge of the sport, that's true.

Jake Phelps loved skateboarding with all the passion in the world

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