People always call me an asshole - that’s because I don’t stop.
April 12, 2016 2:05 AM   Subscribe

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.
A profile of skateboarder & Thrasher editor Jake Phelps, by Willy Staley.
posted by MartinWisse (4 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
It's kind of amazing how all these people get it wrong, about me being an asshole
posted by thelonius at 4:58 AM on April 12, 2016

Worth it for this line alone:

Skateboarding probably has more in common with pornography: Talented people are paid to be filmed doing something they’re good at, or at least insane enough to try.

posted by chavenet at 6:24 AM on April 12, 2016 [2 favorites]

Read this a few weeks back and was so impressed by how great a piece it was I hunted down Willy Staley on Facebook and sent him a note saying as much.
posted by eggman at 8:09 AM on April 12, 2016

posted by waxbanks at 10:19 AM on April 12, 2016

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