with spoken language. He would bend and twist words to do his bidding. Whether it was his brief comments in passing or long conversations on the road, he affected almost everyone he came in contact with. His written language skills were more refined and less chaotic than his gift of gab, but they had an equal impact. Jake's 30+ years of caption writing for Thrasher (and longer-form travel stories) changed the way that skaters talk around the world. Angel Dust was a column he wrote periodically from 1994 to 2011. This department included some of his most thoughtful observations and a glimpse into an extraordinary mind.