Jake Phelps Angel Dust Collection

Jake was a wizard with spoken language. He would bend and twist words to do his bidding. Whether it was his brief comments in passing or long conversations on the road, he affected almost everyone he came in contact with. His written language skills were more refined and less chaotic than his gift of gab, but they had an equal impact. Jake's 30+ years of caption writing for Thrasher (and longer-form travel stories) changed the way that skaters talk around the world. Angel Dust was a column he wrote periodically from 1994 to 2011. This department included some of his most thoughtful observations and a glimpse into an extraordinary mind. Here is the full collection below.

JP AD 15October 1994

JP AD 7December 1994

JP AD 2February 1995

JP AD 5April 1995

JP AD 11June 1995

JP AD 13October 1995

JP AD 8December 1995

JP AD 9February 1996

JP AD 6April 1996

JP AD 12June 1996

JP AD 10January 1997

JP AD 3November 1998

JP AD 1January 2000

JP AD 4January 2001

JP AD 14January 2011
  • Jake Phelps Lifetime Retrospective

    Jake Phelps Lifetime Retrospective
    It’s been a year but the love keeps flowing. We’ve added new testimonials to this retrospective page. Take a few moments and soak up more stories from the life and times of Jake Phelps. 
  • The Phelper and You

    The Phelper and You
    Jake loved having his picture taken, especially with friends. Thought you didn't have a special photo with the Phelper? Might wanna check this post. Miss you every day, Jake. –Michael Burnett
  • Spitfire's "Forever Fire" Phelper's Last Ride

    Spitfire's "Forever Fire" Phelper's Last Ride
    Phelper took an all-time crew of heavy hitters to Chile in January 2019 for what turned out to be his final HELLRIDE. As he fired up the session, legends like Koston, GT, and Ishod took things to the next level. It’s been a year since his physical form moved on, but the Old Man is STILL WATCHIN.
  • T-Eddy Awards 2019

    T-Eddy Awards 2019
    Everyone’s favorite annual award ceremony is back to celebrate the year’s best breakthroughs and bunts. If you can’t make SOTY, might as well hope for a T-Eddy. See the list and guess who’ll get pissed.
  • STILL WATCHIN: Ronnie Sandoval in Ecuador

    STILL WATCHIN: Ronnie Sandoval in Ecuador
    Ronnie "Sandovizzle" remembers his Phelper-fueled noseblunt battle in Ecuador, when Jake, Evan, Raven and GT provided the inspiration he needed to conquer the hectic transfer. Always remember, he’s STILL WATCHIN.