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Curtis Hsiang: 18 Years Ago Today

If you read this, understand: the person who you are today is because of the people you grew up with—simple fact. When someone passes on to the next, take a knee and remember that today is a gift and tomorrow is not a promise. Curtis Hsiang was as raw a skater as I have ever known. He gone now, but I can still feel him in my heart. Eighteen years ago today we lost an angel. —Jake Phelps 1/8/18

  • STILL WATCHIN: Pedro Barros’ Treasure Island 540

    STILL WATCHIN: Pedro Barros’ Treasure Island 540
    Jake’s presence lifted sessions to transcendent heights, powering those in his company to unlock their next-level. Phelper's fire will never go out. 
  • Thrasher Radio: Ep. 69 Zered Bassett

    Thrasher Radio: Ep. 69 Zered Bassett
    Today would have been his 57th birthday, so it feels like the perfect time to launch the final radio segment he ever recorded. Not only is the old man STILL WATCHIN, but he’s STILL TALKIN, and he insists that the show must go on. HBD, Jake. We love you. 
  • Vans' "Take It Back" Video

    Vans' "Take It Back" Video
    This one will get the blood flowing and heart pumping. Geoff, Pedro and Ronnie put it all on the line in honor of the Phelper.
  • Jake Phelps Lifetime Retrospective

    Jake Phelps Lifetime Retrospective
    Jake led one of the most extraordinary lives of all time. There’s no way to fully document his legend but we did our best. Based on the June 2019 memorial mag (and expanded here), this massive feature has 50 years’ worth of Jake photos as well as testimonials from his closest friends. It’s almost impossible to absorb all of this content in one sitting and it’s meant to be sampled in various stages. His story will live forever and his spirit continues in everyone who loves to roll. We love you, Jake!
  • Jake Phelps Angel Dust Collection

    Jake Phelps Angel Dust Collection
    Jake was the King of Captions. If you skate, the odds are you use some of the phrases and terminology he wrote in the mag. His short essays also have their own thoughtful vibe. Here is a collection of Angel Dust columns he wrote betwen 1994 and 2011.