Wednesday, February 8, 2017
"A person with extreme control of his skateboard as well as his actions - that is the kind of person we are dealing with. There is a lot to be said about the way Jimmy carries himself. I'll start by saying that Jimmy is determined to excel as a skateboarder and as a person. This is a very important margin to meet to become great. Opportunity is all I can see in his future. He has skated with the same light-foot style since the day I met him. If you notice the way the masters skate, they don't just make tricks, they make them with noticeable finesse. Jimmy has natural potential to become a Master Blaster." - Jamie Thomas
Jimmy is originally from Panama City Beach, Florida and was calling San Diego home when the Chief wrote his Transworld Check Out. He was sponsored by Natural before switching to Tree Fort. Jimmy would later ride for DNA. He scored the last part in Tree Fort's Volume #1 video from 1996 with some tall 50-50s and big nollies.
I noticed it was drying up when I got ready for work this morning. It had been 50˚ F yesterday, except it poured the whole time. I grabbed my board in case it was dry at the park at lunch time. There were a few big puddles where the two snow piles were melting that didn't leave much to roll on, but I managed a decent 15 minute session to break up the work day.
The photos are by Dave Swift with Dave Kinsey doing the graphic design.
For the quote: Transworld - January 1995 Volume 13 Number 1
Transworld - May 1996 Volume 14 Number 5