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Alexxx
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21/11/2019 8:01 am  

A gut punch.
JBC was an extraordinary man and a fighter to the end. We all owe an immeasurable debt to him.

RIP


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21/11/2019 9:16 am  

Fuck. I thought he was ok after all the health issues he had gone through.

RIP


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21/11/2019 9:46 am  

That dude had an immeasurable effect on my life.  I still have the handwritten letter he wrote me in '97 when I sent in a "sponsor me" letter at 9 years old.  The fact that he took that time to sit down and respond and encourage some grom from Philly sticks with me literally every day in my own career.  You're never too big or busy to take the time.

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21/11/2019 10:28 am  

Shred in Peace, Jake. Thank you for everything. 


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21/11/2019 10:31 am  

My first lesson was at Stowe VT on a Burton Cruiser. 1987. After 2 seasons on Sims (Switchblade and Kidwell), I met Alex Warburton (now at YES) at Ken Achenbach's Snoboard Camp on Blackcomb. He let me ride is Burton Air proto and that was it.

Those were my high school years. I literally lived for snowboarding then. Heck, I may not have made it through without…


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rick b
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21/11/2019 11:00 am  

sad indeed.  rest in peace Jake.  


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21/11/2019 12:10 pm  

Tragic news

 

6'1"| 190llbs| ---All I care about are my freaks and my peaks


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21/11/2019 12:39 pm  

Good ride in the snowy woods jake.


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21/11/2019 12:55 pm  

Suck news to get home to. 


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21/11/2019 4:31 pm  

RIP Jake.  The impact of his work in the snowboard industry and what he's done with Burton has gotten me stoked on the start of every winter when I started boarding in my late 20's.  My first board was a 2008 Uninc DCP, then started a quiver with a 2013 Fish, and have been riding my 2014 OG LL as a daily to this day.

The sport and his impact has gotten me to move overseas in search of snow, started my yearly shredcations for over a decade, met my son's mother in a hut while shredding Japan, and have given me life long friends through snowboarding.

Thank you.


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21/11/2019 4:33 pm  

wow lots of mainstream media picking up this story.  


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25/11/2019 8:14 am  

Took me a few days to let Jakes passing percolate in my mind and what has come to me is there's a sense of loss of the snowboard patriarch and watchful eye keeping tabs on things. Definitely went too young. Another great loss in snowboarding.

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27/11/2019 12:49 pm  

180cm I 87kg-142kg I 270MP
Go wide!


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04/12/2019 12:31 pm  

Victor De La Rue is now on Jones and Rene Rinnekangas is on Rome Pro Team.

180cm I 87kg-142kg I 270MP
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04/12/2019 12:36 pm  
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Victor De La Rue is now on Jones and Rene Rinnekangas is on Rome Pro Team.

I think he's gonna ride the Aviator.. First thought in my head, haha. 


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