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Title: JT Appreciation
Post by: Asylum on January 02, 2008, 05:42:41 PM
How often do we get industry leaders that are as down to earth and mellow as this guy ? He takes some time off his day of running a bunch of companies just to post on Slap and give us some good industry wisdom as opposed to the usual hating that goes on here.  Here's to you Jaime, THANK YOU for your contributions to skateboarding and thank you for keeping skateboarding gnarly as fuck.
Asylum has been supporting you guys since back in the day, we're proud to have your brands on our wall. We're proud to have Anthony Shultz on our team as well.  Keep doing what you're doing, you're doing it right.

And to all you haters out there that think JT's nuts are on my chin, there's a thing called respect in skateboarding. Jaime earned it.
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: NCLOVE on January 02, 2008, 05:46:17 PM
Always been a favorite of mine.
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: deep on January 02, 2008, 05:47:53 PM
jamie im not really the zero type, but that shirt you got with the lion on the front, that shit is fire i rock it often
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: Jackson Version 2.01 on January 02, 2008, 05:48:42 PM
Man's as straight as an arrow
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: eight oh eight on January 02, 2008, 05:57:18 PM
his stuff in the vox promo was sick.  can't wait to see what he has in the real video if it ever comes out.
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: blazini on January 02, 2008, 06:00:20 PM
his stuff in the vox promo was sick.  can't wait to see what he has in the real video if it ever comes out.

not aultz.
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: afro-fitte on January 02, 2008, 06:05:32 PM
JT = God
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: sweets on January 02, 2008, 06:06:59 PM
Damn, I've been made fun of for sticking up for him but the guy is humble and a true skater at heart. Nothing but respect.
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: winter on January 02, 2008, 06:07:26 PM
what a humanitarian give him the nobel prize for web posting. oh wait he likes everything,everyone, every trick, every video and says nothing of value unless its plugging his companies or his riders. just be fucking honest, christ.
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: *BargainShopper* on January 02, 2008, 06:10:09 PM
Mr. Thomas, you are one of the last skaters in the industry that knows whats going on. Instead of turning into a faceless sell out that only cares about making the next quick buck like so many others have, you have remained true to skateboarding and you are just an all around great person.
Your skating is insane.
Your products are great.
High Five
oh.
don't pay any mind to winter
he's a faggot
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: coolio on January 02, 2008, 06:11:15 PM
slurp slurp
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: Asian Temptation. on January 02, 2008, 06:12:49 PM
jamie is dope, every part his put out are enjoyable. i like him posting on here too, i find the stuff he says entertaining and i learn alot about skating/skate industries and what not.

10/10 for hm.

plus the fact a kid talked shit on him and jamie picked him up and took him out.... good dude.
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: *BargainShopper* on January 02, 2008, 06:14:22 PM

plus the fact a kid talked shit on him and jamie picked him up and took him out.... good dude.
que?
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: SkateTurtle on January 02, 2008, 06:15:11 PM
JT = God

http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=cYAHJvZzHkg

http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=_B0LNgr4Eo0
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: I SUCK! on January 02, 2008, 06:16:06 PM
Thanks homies, but this really isn't necessary and is making me real uncomfortable.
Lets just let this thread chill here and fade into obscurity. I would avoid it, but I'm too afraid there might be some worth while beef that might come up.

-Thanks Asylum for the support and giving us your grace on the Asylum boards we made.
Peace!
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: Asian Temptation. on January 02, 2008, 06:16:45 PM

plus the fact a kid talked shit on him and jamie picked him up and took him out.... good dude.
que?

i have no idea what "que" is? haha

that jackson kid.
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: I SUCK! on January 02, 2008, 06:19:32 PM
what a humanitarian give him the nobel prize for web posting. oh wait he likes everything,everyone, every trick, every video and says nothing of value unless its plugging his companies or his riders. just be fucking honest, christ.

...come on now, you must not have seen my frontside flip trick tip.
Don't hate cause I love skateboarding.
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: *BargainShopper* on January 02, 2008, 06:19:44 PM

plus the fact a kid talked shit on him and jamie picked him up and took him out.... good dude.
que?

i have no idea what "que" is? haha

that jackson kid.
que means what in spanish

plus the fact a kid talked shit on him and jamie picked him up and took him out.... good dude.
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: Edward Penishands on January 02, 2008, 06:21:17 PM
your welcome to hell part inspired me to boardslide my skatepark handrail

thanks brah
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: *BargainShopper* on January 02, 2008, 06:25:04 PM


plus the fact a kid talked shit on him and jamie picked him up and took him out.... good dude.
Jamie, you killed a kid?
shit you're awsome
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: eight oh eight on January 02, 2008, 06:26:40 PM

plus the fact a kid talked shit on him and jamie picked him up and took him out.... good dude.
que?
apparently the thread got deleted so there's no way that diego can defend himself.
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: Asian Temptation. on January 02, 2008, 06:34:54 PM


plus the fact a kid talked shit on him and jamie picked him up and took him out.... good dude.
Jamie, you killed a kid?
shit you're awsome


that kid was talking shit on jamie about the mystery prem and shit and said he jamie owes him money for petrol, jamie offerd to pick him up take him out and go to a demo and shit, had a talk with him and crap, then the kid said sorry and said jamie was a nice guy and shit and posted a photo with jamie and himself.
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: *BargainShopper* on January 02, 2008, 06:38:01 PM
what a guy
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: grimcity on January 02, 2008, 06:40:31 PM
There are some things I don't agree on with the guy, but he's definitely good people. I'd be the first in line to attest to that fact.
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: NCLOVE on January 02, 2008, 06:45:21 PM
(http://www.atibaphoto.com/books/Book%201a%20recently%20updated/7/b.Chief.jpg)

Jamie, this makes you awesome in my book
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: bentmode on January 02, 2008, 06:51:59 PM
permission to put my 5000th post in this thread?
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: sweets on January 02, 2008, 06:57:06 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/m_mg0exFEh0&rel=1

Best part he ever put out. I don't agree with everything he does or believes but you can't say he doesn't love skateboarding or that he doesn't treat people with respect. I'm nobody and every time I ran into him, he was a nice, respectable person.
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: Guile on January 02, 2008, 06:59:12 PM
chomp is the best video ever made and in my opinion the best part jamies put out. hes never had a slacking part but chomp and emerica were the parts that stay in my mind.
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: Diesel on January 02, 2008, 07:02:28 PM
I remember when every kid had the cross cut into their grip because of Jamie.
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: Raw!!! on January 02, 2008, 07:06:31 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/m_mg0exFEh0&rel=1

Best part he ever put out. I don't agree with everything he does or believes but you can't say he doesn't love skateboarding or that he doesn't treat people with respect. I'm nobody and every time I ran into him, he was a nice, respectable person.
Such a good part, either that or Misled Youth are my favorites. I remember seeing the photo of that nosegrab blunt and being so confused why he had a toy machine board.
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: *BargainShopper* on January 02, 2008, 07:10:31 PM
I remember when every kid had the cross cut into their grip because of Jamie.
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: Lurkenstock on January 02, 2008, 07:11:28 PM
Jamie is no doubt a trailblazer and pioneer of gnarly street shit but this is the JT I think of when I hear JT.
(http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa290/texassk8r/100_0932.jpg)
Before a lot of dudes time, I know, but why do you think they call those tweaked chicken wing grabs JTs?
Winner of the Bong Olympics by the way, and all around cool guy+ dope artist.
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: 89-90pistons on January 02, 2008, 07:42:29 PM
Fuck, I thought this thread was about Justin Timberlake.
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: jesus0nvi4gra on January 02, 2008, 08:16:47 PM
Fuck, I thought this thread was about Justin Timberlake.

Makes me think of Timbaland, and while I'm on the topic, dude's definitely tappin Nelly Furtado, right?
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: Diesel on January 02, 2008, 08:25:14 PM
I liked nelly frutado whe she was like the hot stoner lookin chick. I'm over her after seeing her reacently on the Tyra Banks show
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: EricLogan on January 02, 2008, 08:54:00 PM
what a humanitarian give him the nobel prize for web posting. oh wait he likes everything,everyone, every trick, every video and says nothing of value unless its plugging his companies or his riders. just be fucking honest, christ.

...come on now, you must not have seen my frontside flip trick tip.
Don't hate cause I love skateboarding.

Word!
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: Warren on January 02, 2008, 09:36:37 PM
permission to put my 5000th post in this thread?
Permission granted soldier      ?
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: I SUCK! on January 02, 2008, 09:39:00 PM
permission to put my 5000th post in this thread?
Permission granted soldier      ?

Zing!























PSych!
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: levibrown on January 02, 2008, 09:58:48 PM
I thought you meant jonathan taylor thomas

(http://www.lovefilm.com/lovefilm/images/products/6/46596-large.jpg)
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: Universal Remonster on January 02, 2008, 10:32:01 PM
that would be jtt idiot
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: rocklobster on January 03, 2008, 12:25:42 AM
i would watch his dying to live part a couple of times a day....  dude inspired me to learn fs boards....
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: EricLogan on January 03, 2008, 01:56:00 AM
i would watch his dying to live part a couple of times a day....  dude inspired me to learn fs boards....

quasi drunk post #2

Funny, cause Adrian Lopez inspired me to learn front boards.

But JT inspired me to do nothing but smith grinds for my first 2 years of handrailing  :D
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: OttoMaddox on January 03, 2008, 01:58:23 AM
I remember when every kid had the cross cut into their grip because of Jamie.

Really?  Because I have never seen a kid do that in my life.  But I probably don't notice a lot of the stupid things that children do.
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: wuust on January 03, 2008, 02:02:42 AM
that slam on the nosegrind in misled youth always makes me cringe and when he gets back up, it shows true skating, getting back up and trying that shit again!
besides that, jamie, is there a trick that you want to get and put in a video part but always struggle with?
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: Home Skillet on January 03, 2008, 05:31:17 AM
Barefoot 50-50's down rails.  Nuff said.
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: NickDagger on January 03, 2008, 05:42:39 AM
Welcome To Hell, Misled Youth, and Chomp on This were very inspirational to me as a teenager....I mean I was just ollieing off loading docks and shit like that but The Who and Iron Maiden were in my brain pretending to be Jamie Thomas.

Jamie definitely knows how to film and make good videos/parts that will go down in history as some of the best videos ever.

-Dagger confession.

Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: ahlee on January 03, 2008, 05:44:49 AM
And to all you haters out there that think JT's nuts are on my chin, well..they are!
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: rocklobster on January 03, 2008, 05:46:35 AM
i used to be a big jamie thomas fan and still am to this day...  every time a jamie thomas interview came out in mags i bought it asap....  thrashers 10 years of thomas article is my favourite....
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: NickDagger on January 03, 2008, 05:50:22 AM
i used to be a big jamie thomas fan and still am to this day...  every time a jamie thomas interview came out in mags i bought it asap....  thrashers 10 years of thomas article is my favourite....

My favorite was the Thrasher interview that came out after Misled Youth, with the switch lipslide cover.


Jamie that ollie in that interview thats in dying to live is gotta be one of the biggest things you or anyone has ever ollied am I right? The one thats like over a concrete bank to land in a parking lot?
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: Star Whores Episode I: The Fellatio Menace on January 03, 2008, 05:59:01 AM
(http://dsc.discovery.com/fansites/mythbusters/meet/gallery/jamie_bio.jpg)
this is my favorite jamie
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: Slack Jaw on January 03, 2008, 06:05:55 AM

Jamie that ollie in that interview thats in dying to live is gotta be one of the biggest things you or anyone has ever ollied am I right? The one thats like over a concrete bank to land in a parking lot?

Props to The Chief.

I reckon the gap he does off a stairway platform over a gap into a parking lot in his section in the old Emerica video 'Yellow' was bigger, plus it looks 10x scarier.

Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: ahlee on January 03, 2008, 06:16:22 AM
I always wanted to see the leap of faith go down. I remember being younger and just being baffled. Even though shit just as big or bigger has been down now. I always looked at that as like.. the stepping stone. Sucks it was never done.
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: beeda weeda on January 03, 2008, 06:42:06 AM
Jamie is an amazing skater, and has a pretty amazing skateboard empire. I respect his hard work, and determination.
I'm not realy into his "image, or whatever, before I read his posts on here, I was a serious hater, the guy won me over, on a messageboard.
How lame is that?
props to you JT

p.s. Jt Aultz black and blue aprt was incredible.
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: Sleazy on January 03, 2008, 06:59:13 AM
I always wanted to see the leap of faith go down. I remember being younger and just being baffled. Even though shit just as big or bigger has been down now. I always looked at that as like.. the stepping stone. Sucks it was never done.

had a poster of that from thrasher in my office a few jobs back

definitely one of the guys who makes chatting here worth while which is really suprising considering all the heat he used to get here. never would have guessed he'd end up a chill local on here back before he started posting.
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: *BargainShopper* on January 03, 2008, 07:25:59 AM
i wonder if Jamie Thomas still appreciates the smaller things in life, like mentos?
nevermind
he posts here
Jamie, do you like mentos?
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: TotallyAwesome on January 03, 2008, 09:11:42 AM
i wonder if Jamie Thomas still appreciates the smaller things in life, like mentos?
nevermind
he posts here
Jamie, do you like mentos?

i think he definitely appreciates all things skateboarding...


a friend of mine who was am back in the day went to a demo with his now current ex-girlfriend that jamie was skating in.  my friend's gf wanted to get jamie's autograph and made my friend (the former am) stand in line and wait.  when they got to the front of the line, jamie looked up and said to my friend "you're __________.  you had a picture in transworld and you skated for __________". 

the fact that jamie had remembered someone from a photo that was shot at least 5 years prior to this demo from an am that didn't make it to the top of the am-dog pile is impressive.  dude is definitely is a student of the game and loves skateboarding.

i give him props for that.  it made my friend's day.
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: artskool on January 03, 2008, 09:13:01 AM
I wasn't really into JT for a while, then he had that Transworld interview where I believe it was all shot in one day.  Every trick in it was pretty much at the front-lines of progression.  I couldn't believe it at the time.  From there on out, I've been a total fan.  Every trick he does is gold.

I'm not a Christian by any means, but I try not to hold that against him.  He's just trying to do what he believes is the best.
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: skateordie on January 03, 2008, 09:16:56 AM
that would be jtt idiot


no, they're on a first name basis...
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: beeda weeda on January 03, 2008, 09:31:22 AM
i wonder if Jamie Thomas still appreciates the smaller things in life, like mentos?
nevermind
he posts here
Jamie, do you like mentos?

i think he definitely appreciates all things skateboarding...


a friend of mine who was am back in the day went to a demo with his now current ex-girlfriend that jamie was skating in.  my friend's gf wanted to get jamie's autograph and made my friend (the former am) stand in line and wait.  when they got to the front of the line, jamie looked up and said to my friend "you're __________.  you had a picture in transworld and you skated for __________". 

the fact that jamie had remembered someone from a photo that was shot at least 5 years prior to this demo from an am that didn't make it to the top of the am-dog pile is impressive.  dude is definitely is a student of the game and loves skateboarding.

i give him props for that.  it made my friend's day.

sick story, Jamie really is the man.
now give up your friends name, if you don't, I'm assuming your friend is Rod james.
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: ahlee on January 03, 2008, 09:33:19 AM
i wonder if Jamie Thomas still appreciates the smaller things in life, like mentos?
nevermind
he posts here
Jamie, do you like mentos?

i think he definitely appreciates all things skateboarding...


a friend of mine who was am back in the day went to a demo with his now current ex-girlfriend that jamie was skating in.  my friend's gf wanted to get jamie's autograph and made my friend (the former am) stand in line and wait.  when they got to the front of the line, jamie looked up and said to my friend "you're __________.  you had a picture in transworld and you skated for __________". 

the fact that jamie had remembered someone from a photo that was shot at least 5 years prior to this demo from an am that didn't make it to the top of the am-dog pile is impressive.  dude is definitely is a student of the game and loves skateboarding.

i give him props for that.  it made my friend's day.

sick story, Jamie really is the man.
now give up your friends name, if you don't, I'm assuming your friend is Rod james.

thats fucking rad. thumbs up jamie
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: *BargainShopper* on January 03, 2008, 09:38:09 AM
i wonder if Jamie Thomas still appreciates the smaller things in life, like mentos?
nevermind
he posts here
Jamie, do you like mentos?

i think he definitely appreciates all things skateboarding...


a friend of mine who was am back in the day went to a demo with his now current ex-girlfriend that jamie was skating in.  my friend's gf wanted to get jamie's autograph and made my friend (the former am) stand in line and wait.  when they got to the front of the line, jamie looked up and said to my friend "you're __________.  you had a picture in transworld and you skated for __________". 

the fact that jamie had remembered someone from a photo that was shot at least 5 years prior to this demo from an am that didn't make it to the top of the am-dog pile is impressive.  dude is definitely is a student of the game and loves skateboarding.

i give him props for that.  it made my friend's day.
did he happen to say anything about how much he loves mentos?
Jamie Thomas you are great, do you get stoked when you are walking through the mall and you see like a group of 12 kids all with long hair and bandanas on,wearing fallens, and flanel?

Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: sweatloaf on January 03, 2008, 10:48:19 AM
John Thomas? The tweaked indy launch ramp guy?
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: jdk on January 03, 2008, 11:32:04 AM
def always been a honorable name, and i have always been a fan of every video part. Rad skateboarder, although the whole zero army kind of kooks me out,especially the peacing spots thing.
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: rocklobster on January 03, 2008, 10:57:31 PM
from being vibbed like crazy back in the EMB days to becoming one of skateboardings most respected figures..... how far he has come....
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: Doctor Handsome on January 04, 2008, 02:05:53 AM
Blackbox park fool!
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: iwshilvdnfinland on January 04, 2008, 03:01:18 AM
Said it 1000 times over, but JT posting on here made me respect him so much more.  It's rare to have someone of his level and influence sprout his personal opinions about the skate world to all us skate nerds.

I've always had a hard-on for people in the limelight that make themselves accessible to their public, and this is one of the most perfect examples, and I hope that he keeps posting on here for a long time to come.
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: Severin on January 05, 2008, 11:17:18 AM
My dad doesn't give two shits about skating, doesn't get it, doesn't take it seriously. One day a few years ago he was in my room using my computer or something as I was watching an old VHS copy of Welcome to Hell. I randomly looked over my shoulder at him during Jamie's part and he was staring at the screen, squinting... mesmerized. I smiled. During JT's last few tricks all my dad could say was, "You gotta be fucking kidding me." The man's skating commands respect.
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: daboss on January 05, 2008, 01:33:48 PM
JT ROCKS
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: AUTOLUX on January 05, 2008, 02:00:56 PM
i really like his backside 50 in welcome.
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: kev on January 05, 2008, 02:08:31 PM
Probably one the top 3 most influential dudes in skateboarding, with the skills to back it up.  Great businessman too, I mean coming on SLAP when Black Box hate was outrageous, and winning (almost) everyone over?  Genius.  I still love Dying To Live, looking back it's kinda like the Fully Flared of the handrail era, several similarities.
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: Choad Muskrat on January 05, 2008, 02:12:30 PM
Thrill of it all was my go to video back when I really started skating. Just seeing people push the level of skating the way JT and other did in that video was rad, and the leap of faith is still one of the most epic things, fuck mega ramps, leap of faith was raw, I'd take 1 leap of faith bail over anything on a mega ramp any day.
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: tuque on January 05, 2008, 02:21:14 PM

JT's nuts are on my chin.
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Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: heckler on January 05, 2008, 02:37:38 PM
Jamie's been putting out good video parts since the Toy Machine era. My favorite has to be Misled Youth or Chomp On This. Besides that, he seems to be a chill and down to earth guy who just loves skating.
Jamie, when are you coming through to Atlanta next?
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: lastronaut on January 05, 2008, 04:13:35 PM
DYING TO LIVE
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: heckler on January 05, 2008, 04:14:31 PM
I don't think it's been said yet, but it should.
Jamie skates to damn good music.
Title: Re: JT Appreciation
Post by: colinator on January 05, 2008, 04:41:40 PM
PERMISSION TO RIP SIRRRR