‘Jake Phelps was abrasive, just like skateboarding’
Ed Templeton pays tribute — Thrasher’s Editor-in-Chief Jake Phelps, who died last week aged 56, was one of skateboarding’s most influential characters. Under his stewardship, the magazine and the brand it spawned became the summation of skateboarding’s commercially canny, fuck-you essence. Ed Templeton mourns and remembers.
Written by: Ed Templeton