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Re: RIP Jed Walters
« Reply #30 on: January 23, 2023, 03:06:26 AM »
Bummer to hear this, RIP

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Re: RIP Jed Walters
« Reply #31 on: January 23, 2023, 03:11:55 AM »
That’s extremely sad.

R.I.P. Jed Walters.

Seemed like a very nice human being and was a fantastic Skateboarder.

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Re: RIP Jed Walters
« Reply #32 on: January 23, 2023, 06:37:52 AM »
He had so much religious guilt and was so hard on himself. What a bummer to hear he's shuffled off.
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Re: RIP Jed Walters
« Reply #33 on: January 23, 2023, 08:06:44 AM »
RIP to a real one. Wish we got more footage of him but what we do have is good. Thank you, Jed.


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Re: RIP Jed Walters
« Reply #34 on: January 23, 2023, 09:51:43 AM »
RIP to a real one. Wish we got more footage of him but what we do have is good. Thank you, Jed.

Agreed. You know it would have been killer. RIP.
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Re: RIP Jed Walters
« Reply #35 on: January 23, 2023, 10:08:13 AM »
Damn. RIP.

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Re: RIP Jed Walters
« Reply #36 on: January 23, 2023, 10:10:37 AM »
one of the best parts of all time. rip

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Re: RIP Jed Walters
« Reply #37 on: January 23, 2023, 05:46:24 PM »
RIP to a real one. Wish we got more footage of him but what we do have is good. Thank you, Jed.

He came through Minneapolis in 91-92 and skated with some friends of mine.  Apparently he had filmed a few clips for the little video my friends were making.  I am working on tracking down those clips and will share when/if I get them.  Also from what I gather Jed was an arborist. Apparently he was struck by a branch or tree which is how he passed away.  RIP legend.  I don't think he had any idea how loved and revered he was by my generation. 

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Re: RIP Jed Walters
« Reply #38 on: January 23, 2023, 06:18:28 PM »
He’s the reason I (and all of skateboarding) at the time started wearing adidas campuses/gazelles.  Adidas should do a commemorative campus for him, much like they did with the shell toe for Angelides and Kareem. All proceeds go to the family.
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Re: RIP Jed Walters
« Reply #39 on: January 23, 2023, 06:23:49 PM »
He’s the reason I (and all of skateboarding) at the time started wearing adidas campuses/gazelles during that time.  Adidas should do a commemorative campus for him, much like they did with the shell toe for Angelides and Kareem. All proceeds go to the family.

They 100% should. Great idea.

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Re: RIP Jed Walters
« Reply #40 on: January 23, 2023, 06:54:33 PM »
From a user named Sender Kev on an Arborist forum that Jed was an active member of:
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It pains me to say this but Jed was struck and instantly killed by a large limb that broke out of a big leaf maple he was in the process of felling. He died on Friday January 20th 2023. Jed was a good friend of mine and he was a friend to many of you on here. I was talking with his oldest daughter and she mentioned how much joy Jed got out of shooting the breeze with you guys on here. I felt like you should all know.

A gofundme link for his family:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/jed-walters


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Re: RIP Jed Walters
« Reply #41 on: January 23, 2023, 07:48:49 PM »
PIR


would have been great to see more from Jed. :(








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Re: RIP Jed Walters
« Reply #42 on: January 23, 2023, 08:15:13 PM »


This pic is from a few years ago

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Re: RIP Jed Walters
« Reply #43 on: January 23, 2023, 10:29:08 PM »
Thanks for the gofundme link

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Re: RIP Jed Walters
« Reply #44 on: January 24, 2023, 12:00:07 AM »
He’s the reason I (and all of skateboarding) at the time started wearing adidas campuses/gazelles during that time.  Adidas should do a commemorative campus for him, much like they did with the shell toe for Angelides and Kareem. All proceeds go to the family.

Absolutely.

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Re: RIP Jed Walters
« Reply #45 on: January 24, 2023, 04:07:27 AM »
From a user named Sender Kev on an Arborist forum that Jed was an active member of:
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It pains me to say this but Jed was struck and instantly killed by a large limb that broke out of a big leaf maple he was in the process of felling. He died on Friday January 20th 2023. Jed was a good friend of mine and he was a friend to many of you on here. I was talking with his oldest daughter and she mentioned how much joy Jed got out of shooting the breeze with you guys on here. I felt like you should all know.
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A gofundme link for his family:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/jed-walters

Arborist forums gotta have a wild gear sub forum. "Post your chainsaw".

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Re: RIP Jed Walters
« Reply #46 on: January 24, 2023, 10:32:35 AM »
https://www.masterblasterhome.com/threads/jed-walters.27158/page-2

Arborist community sharing how much of a great guy he was - one guy states that although he was not religious, whereas Jed was very much so, that he was always so welcoming.

Sorry - just saw Inspectah Deck had referenced this above.
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Re: RIP Jed Walters
« Reply #47 on: January 24, 2023, 02:39:48 PM »
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From a user named Sender Kev on an Arborist forum that Jed was an active member of:
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It pains me to say this but Jed was struck and instantly killed by a large limb that broke out of a big leaf maple he was in the process of felling. He died on Friday January 20th 2023. Jed was a good friend of mine and he was a friend to many of you on here. I was talking with his oldest daughter and she mentioned how much joy Jed got out of shooting the breeze with you guys on here. I felt like you should all know.
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A gofundme link for his family:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/jed-walters
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Arborist forums gotta have a wild gear sub forum. "Post your chainsaw".

My friend does this. Has a crazy chainsaw collection. Still kinda skates, had a halfpipe in his backyard in the 80s.

Back to Jed. Watched all the footage I could find last night... sick style. Some of his stuff reminds me of my mans Brian Lotti. Possibly the shoes too. For real though.. that kickflip pop was so sick, especially for that time.

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Re: RIP Jed Walters
« Reply #48 on: January 24, 2023, 03:29:16 PM »
He’s the reason I (and all of skateboarding) at the time started wearing adidas campuses/gazelles during that time.  Adidas should do a commemorative campus for him, much like they did with the shell toe for Angelides and Kareem. All proceeds go to the family.

Totally. I was just thinking this, that he started the Gazelle trend (which was really poppin' with the few skaters in my high school during Freshman year '92-'93). They're playing this on heavy rotation in skateboard paradise this week:
https://youtu.be/OQlByoPdG6c
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Re: RIP Jed Walters
« Reply #49 on: January 24, 2023, 08:13:34 PM »

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Re: RIP Jed Walters
« Reply #50 on: January 24, 2023, 08:21:59 PM »
https://youtu.be/v4NNNZjMcV0

Wow... very touching. So awesome to see Jed doing his thing and living his best life. The world really lost a great one.

This has me thinking... Skateboarding is in my opinion, one of the hardest, if not the absolute hardest culture to have a profound impact on. Jed came in, showed everyone what's up, and then dipped. Fucking legendary.

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Re: RIP Jed Walters
« Reply #51 on: January 25, 2023, 09:39:42 AM »
Wow crazy, I texted a good friend of mine who is a really good skater and also is now sort of recently an arborist to ask him if he had heard about that old World Industries pro Jed Walters who died recently. He replied "You might be blowing my mind right now. Was he an arborist?" Turns out they had just talked about it at work today and he heard about it through the arborist connection. Told me he has watched a bunch of his arborist videos on YouTube. He's only 30 but definitely knows his skate history. He had seen Jed's part before but didn't make the connection.

Seems like Jed made an impact in skateboarding and arboriculture, which is pretty sick he was able to excel at a couple different things in his life.

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Re: RIP Jed Walters
« Reply #52 on: January 25, 2023, 10:18:51 AM »
first to ever properly catch'em, rest easy Jed, you will be missed.

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Re: RIP Jed Walters
« Reply #53 on: January 25, 2023, 12:19:12 PM »
If I’m reading this correctly, that “I love you Jed” video has almost 80 thousand views in less than 24 hours and is #35 top trending videos on YouTube.

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Re: RIP Jed Walters
« Reply #54 on: January 25, 2023, 01:11:27 PM »
His gofundme went from $4500-$80000 in the matter of a day. So nice to see the support and love he’s receiving.

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Re: RIP Jed Walters
« Reply #55 on: January 25, 2023, 11:09:20 PM »
Fuck! That really sucks! I had the privilege of watching him skate Lockwood and another time at the Wallenberg brick walls at the top of the school. Dude was amazing, skated really fast and was a super nice guy. Sad news that he passed..
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Re: RIP Jed Walters
« Reply #56 on: January 25, 2023, 11:14:21 PM »
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RIP to a real one. Wish we got more footage of him but what we do have is good. Thank you, Jed.
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He came through Minneapolis in 91-92 and skated with some friends of mine.  Apparently he had filmed a few clips for the little video my friends were making.  I am working on tracking down those clips and will share when/if I get them.  Also from what I gather Jed was an arborist. Apparently he was struck by a branch or tree which is how he passed away.  RIP legend.  I don't think he had any idea how loved and revered he was by my generation.

Oh wow, if you’re able to find this footage I hope you’re able to share it.

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Re: RIP Jed Walters
« Reply #57 on: January 27, 2023, 06:43:56 PM »
Just saw this, RIP Jed

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Re: RIP Jed Walters
« Reply #58 on: January 27, 2023, 09:07:36 PM »
I started watching a bunch of arborist videos he's in on YouTube, really good stuff.

Was sad when I heard about his death, his part in Lovechild was highly influential on our whole crew. Within a month of seeing it we all got Campus's and Gazelles, ordered them from FTC.

RIP Jed.

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Re: RIP Jed Walters
« Reply #59 on: January 27, 2023, 09:56:43 PM »
i'm virtual friends w/ a treecutter down in the carolinas. ripper too. i don't think he's old enough to know jed but i'll bring him up. RIP early switch 3flipper