on the personal tip, I played one last season of little league after I started skating. I signed up outta force of habit and immediately wanted to quit after my first practice. My mom could've cared less whether I played or not but she didn't want to just let me quit something so easily, so she made me see it through and play out the rest of the season on principle... And after a few weeks of my relentless 12-year-old bitching, she had to bribe me with that Thiebaud "Avenger" board so I would just shut up about it.
i was the worst player in the league... but that board ruled. thanks mom.
never played sports again.
stoked on this strange notes Thiebaud article i found the other day... probably just about the only thing worthwhile that 'zine ever ran.
always on the humble, I love how Jim was always giving props to other riders by wearing their shirts and putting their stickers on his boards, regardless of the brand... not enough of that these days.
special thanks to DLX.