Friday, December 23, 2011
Jeff Phillips #11.
Jeff is the all time leader for page views on Vert Is Dead. It's great to see that people still care about him and his legacy. Jeff rode for Sims and then the Life's A Beach board company B.B.C. He was from Texas and one of the best pros in the 1980s and early 1990s. Unfortunately, Jeff took his life on Christmas in 1993. Some of his signature moves on vert included massive frontside boneless ones, airs to fakie, blunts and the Phillips 66. He was one of the early pioneers of skating switch on ramps, too. Jeff often wore a black helmet with a skull painted on it and was into building Japanese animation models.
Merry Christmas & happy holidays.
Vert Is Dead will be back on Tuesday.
Jamie Mosberg took the photo.
Thrasher - December 1988 Volume 8 Number 12