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While in SoCal for work last week, I made a stop at Rip City Skate Shop.  And what a stop it was!!!  I have seen Rip City stuff posted here, and Wes has done art for them, but I never really understood.  As soon as I walked in the door, I looked up and there was a Car Paint screwed to the ceiling among all sorts of historic decks.  I wandered around with my mouth open, catching flies, until I got to the back, and saw an older gentlemen tapping away on his laptop.  I commented on the BDS/BDA decks that were all over the place, and Wes.  This guy was the real deal, and showed the 40th Anny Hand Drawn that Wes did for him.  He was the owner, Jim McDowell!  We talked for some time about decks, Wes, and his own history!
WOW!!!! This word can not be said enough!  Even his prices are fair!!  I bought an Air Beam Re Issue, at regular retail!!  I also bought a Roscopp Re Issue at regular retail.  This guy and his shop are AWESOME!
If you ever get to Santa Monica, you HAVE to go see Jim!  I know that I will make it a regular stop when I hit the area for biz!
Look at the pic and find all of Wes's stuff.  This is just a tiny bit of what he has stuffed into his shop!

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Rip City is the shit, had a few of those WH Rip City decks over the years.
They are some of the rarest classics, wish I still had them.
Great shop
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NICE, Bill & Jim are the Best it's fun just to hang & swap stories with them.
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Rad!
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that's a pretty sweet hand drawn over your head
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I amazed you haven’t been in there before now. I’ve been a few times on my trips over there. It’s a cool shop.
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