Nos deja Jake Phelps #RIP

Nos deja Jake Phelps #RIP

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Jake Phelps, la figura más extrovertida del mundo del skate nos dejó el jueves pasado dejando viuda a Thrasher.

Thrasher no solamente es un ícono en el mundo del skateboarding como una de los magazines más punteros hasta la fecha, ahora lo podemos ver en el pecho de cualquier niño o niña hasta los adultos más rockeros. Jake Phelps era editor en Thrasher y una pieza fundamental que ha influenciado a muchos de los skaters tanto amateurs como pros.

Fue protagonista de “escándalos” como aquél que se cuestionaba como; “Si no eres skater no vistas nuestra ropa” o aquella pequeña trifulca entre Geoff Rowley y él.

 

Pero su entrañable personalidad realmente era conocida por otros detalles más positivos. Bien, pues Jake Phelps nos dejó hace casi una semana, concretamente el pasado jueves a los 56 años de forma repentina. Aún no están esclarecidas las causas de la muerte. Fue Tony Vitello fundador del magazine quien lo anunció a través del instagram oficial de Thrasher, expresando una emotivas palabras hacia Phelps

 

 

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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. When loved ones pass we sometimes mythologize about their full lives rich in friendships and experiences. Sometimes we need to talk ourselves into believing it all. It makes us feel better, and helps us cope with the loss. Well, in the case of Jake, the task becomes wrapping your head around just how many lives one person could possibly live. He really did see it all, do it all, and that incredible brain of his could relish every last detail. But most of you reading this now identified primarily with Jake Phelps the skateboarder, and editor of our magazine, so I will leave you with this truth – I never met anybody who loves anything more than Jake worshipped skateboarding. Just as we need food and water to survive, Jake needed skateboarding to keep his blood pumping. It was more than a hobby or form of transportation or way of life – it was his oxygen. Here’s another thing. Jake never bailed. Jake fucking slammed. And there is a big difference. He only knew commitment. He was going to go for it without hesitation, and there were only two outcomes. Either you’d see his triumphant fist pumping in the air or it’d be an earth-shaking collision with the concrete. I remember him telling me once that he never fell backwards, he always fell forward. Leaning back meant there was hesitation, and Jake was all the way IN. There was no myth. The man was the myth. We love you, Jake. -Tony Vitello

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Esperemos que allá donde estés, sigas patinando y entrándole a 50 50 a la mesa de despacho de San Pedro en las puertas del cielo!!

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