Jake Hayes Goes Pro
Jake’s a big dude. You know what that means? Regular spots look small but that’s not a problem because Jake likes to go big! With huge pop and a powerful style, Jake Hayes has been handling shit in Australia for a while. About a year and a half ago, Jake (with help from his sponsors) put up the cash for a Visa and made the move to the States. Since then he’s been steadily paying his dues: traveling with Deathwish, Dickies and New Balance, always handling shit on the road and all over Southern California. If you ask Dustin Dollin about Jake he'll tell you, “He’s a quiet kid who doesn’t drink. I hate that about him. But the fact that he can deal with Dane Burman as a friend is a plus in my book. Jake’s a true skate rat.” You saw the footage in Deathwish Part One and Jake is showing no signs of slowing down, so Ellington, Greco and the rest of the Deathwish gang let it be known: Jake Hayes is pro! —Joe Hammeke
Andrew Reynolds' favorite Mexican food, Cactus Tacos
OG Baker: Spanky, Reynolds, Greco, Ellington and Dollin
Baca destroying a Cactus Burrito
Kirby getting blunted
Thanks, Jay and Thurgood
Dad teaching son about hammers and f-stops
Neckface and champaign problems
First look at your first pro board
Jake is pro
Lizard had to ruin the cake
Erick sparking a phatty
Dustin showing Jake the PD Graphic
Ellington, proud Dad
The crew is thick. Good on you, Jake!
9/05/2011The head to head brackets were set with the top 12 and it went down to Creager vs Reynolds for the finals. Big ups to the Boss for skating his ass off all weekend and walking away with 160 large.
9/01/2011The rain doesn't stop the Baker and Deathwish guys from putting on a demo for Kinetic.
8/31/2011Hammeke checks back in from Palace Five and Pitcrew on the Baker has a Deathwish tour.
8/30/2011Hurricane Irene got Hammeke's posts a little out of order. Here's his check-in from North Georgia.
8/29/2011Hammeke checks back in from the Baker Has A Deathwish tour, with photos from the Flipside demo in Asheville, NC.