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For me, the Killer B's are and always will be Bulldog and Burton.  I probably have as much or more Burton stuff as I do Bulldog stuff.  Like Wes, Jake was an OG and an innovator.  RIP Jake.

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As a kid growing up in Vermont, reading SkateBoarder mag and fantasizing about empty swimming pools and skateparks (pretty much non-existent in VT), I was so pumped to see the early pics/ads from Jake B (and Lonnie T) on those early boards. RIP Jake. Pioneer!
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Ah man so sad but stoked he had a good life, RIP Jake.


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65! No age at all. #fuckcancer
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I never had the opportunity to snowboard, so I didn't know the guy but I always hate to see someone that young pass away. RIP
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I got into it for a few years went local at 1st to Big Bear & Mt High they were hard & Icy for the most part but then went to Mammoth got some good snow & Bam I was Loved it!  The soft had that floating feeling like surfing & harder felt like skating, deep new snow was so fun till I landed on my head like a dart into some deep & couldn't get up for 10 minutes! [rofl]   One day it was snowing 2nd lift up & the was a tall guy with a Dog Town snowboard with all black gear with a face mask we looked at each other I sad Dog Town Huh so it bugged me for a wile till I saw Jim & asked if He was up there, He said that was Him! [rofl]
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Dog Town, huh?  Wow, funny story!  So funny that Jim kept up the ruse and would not let you know it was him.  

And, yes, riding deep powder is like surfing the snow.  Such an addictive rush.  Most of my time snowboarding was spent hunting for untracked stashes of pow.  One time, that got me into trouble when I went under the out of bounds rope to get a few turns in the untracked pow and soon found myself on the back side of the Heavenly Valley resort in the middle of nowhere.  As I was having that sinking feeling that I was going to die in an avalanche or freeze to death, I heard the voices of my friends who followed my tracks thinking I knew where I was going.  After debating whether to try to hike back up or just ride down the back side of the mountain, we decided to ride down as far as we could and then hike the rest of the way out to the nearest road.  We ended up hiking through people's yards at the bottom to get to the road and then hitchhiked to get back to the top.  A guy in a pickup truck stopped and let us pile into the back of his truck.  He could not believe we had just come from the top of the mountain.  We laughed our butts off all the way back, but I will do my best to not make that mistake again.  It's pretty scary when you're there alone in the middle of nowhere.

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Dog Town story is funny Wes.
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