R.I.P. Jay Adams

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R.I.P. Jay Adams

Postby sharpguitarist » Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:56 am

We lost a legend yesterday.
Jay Adams was an inspiration to me back when I was a kid, skateboarding on the streets of my small town.
He was an original, and a hero to me and my buddies.
I've still got the scars from trying to do the things he was doing back then, and the attitude has stuck with me too.
One of the original Z-boys and Dogtowners.
You'll be remembered for your contributions to skateboarding, and will be sorely missed.
Your getting air now!
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Postby Water Bug » Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:07 pm

I read the CNN article of his passing, which was posted after the CNN article of Arlene Martel's passing.

I really never got into skateboarding... fell off hard too many time to count... but, in the '70s, I do recall going with a high school buddy to a local skateboard park to watch him and his sister really pushing their skateboards to their limits during that era. I was impressed how much wider the boards and the wheels had gotten back then... and, watching them almost got me to try skateboarding again... almost... :)

Best wishes, Mr. Adam, as you skateboard your way into your new adventure!
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Postby Strong-Dog » Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:43 pm

He died...? ****. I remember as a kid I got the movie Lords of Dogtown for my PSP, and I was really young so I would be in my room at night with the lights off under my covers and watching it. I watched it so many times as that was the most "inappropriate" movie that I had lol. That movie inspired me to buy a longboard too. Just recently I watched the documentary on it, very cool stuff. R.I.P. Jay Adams.
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Re: R.I.P. Jay Adams

Postby jennecarter » Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:57 am

RIP Jay, totally inspired my skating back in the day.

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