CHRIS GROSSO: Hi. My name is Chris Grosso. I’m a producer here at Vice.com
and the first show I ever got to work on was
Epicly Later’d. [MUSIC PLAYING] CHRIS GROSSO: So this episode of
Epicly Later’d is centered around Andrew Reynolds’
madness. Andrew Reynolds is obviously one
of the best skaters in the world and has been
for a long time. This episode focuses on him
trying to film a trick for what was then his upcoming
video Stay Gold. We actually have a doctor from
Columbia University in this episode and he explains what
the actual breakdown is for OCD, in particular, OCD
for a skateboarder. Vice presents Epicly Later’d
Andrew Reynolds’ Madness. MALE SPEAKER: Neckface was
telling me he saw you try a trick and it was
hat nine times. ANDREW REYNOLDS: Nine, yeah. Like before I go to bed at night
I go to the door and I lock it nine times
but like 3,3,3. 3,3,3. 3,3,3. And I do that three times. And then sometimes I’m
laying down and I’m like, did I do it? And I go back. And then it’s like once I did
that, then it has to be the nine, the whole thing, 3,3,3. 3,3,3. 3,3,3. Three times, and then if I
messed up and did it, then I have to do that whole
thing three times. You know what I mean? PATRICK O’DELL: All right. Welcome back to the show. This episode is about
Andrew Reynolds. I’ve said this about every guest
so far but Andrew really is the best skater. There’s no one that can skate
big stuff like him as stylish as he does. He’ll do an ollie inward
heelflip down all these stairs and it looks like flat-ground. This episode I went on a little
trip to San Francisco and I filmed him trying
to trick down the Wallenberg Four. Kind of what I wanted to focus
on was what he calls “madness” where he has to do all
these little rituals. It means a lot to me to have a
skater like Andrew talk to me and talk about these
weird tics he has. And that’s what this episode’s
about, it’s just the madness episode. I’m going to ask you just
what madness is? ANDREW REYNOLDS: All right. Well, it’s basically obsessive
compulsive disorder. And it comes on really strong
when I’m doing tricks and I’m skating and I’m kind
of scared. I think it has something to do
with being scared or having some anxiety from having
to try the trick. Wherever you skate there’s
cracks in the ground and there’s signs and there’s
people around. And pretty much it ends up being
this thing where I have to do three things
three times. I do like three taps
a lot of times. It could start with just like,
[TAPPING], and then by the end it could be [TAPPING] that, and then like [TAPPING] that and then it could be three
taps and then it could be, Patrick, you ready? Tepa, ready? So and so, you ready? Back. Tepa, you ready? And then make sure the coast is
clear, there’s no people, and then go. [CHEERING] ANDREW REYNOLDS: I don’t
know what it does. I don’t even know why I do it
but for me, I think, why I do it is because I get all this
little bullshit stuff out of the way and then it’s like I’m
clear to just go forward and jump down the thing. MICHAEL MAHER: I know in
executing tricks and try like repeating them over and over
there’s a certain amount of repetition that’s
even necessary to be good at skating. I don’t think anyone could make
an assessment based on watching someone’s, say,
pre-trick ritual or behavior, whether they have a
disorder or not. Oh sure, it’s interesting
because I grew up skating in a half-pipe in a friend’s backyard
and stuff like that and even the way you hold the
board or start something or kick the board up like what
we’re talking about, get’s associated with pulling
off a trick right. I think they may even sort of
cue motor systems to sort of be on target and paying
attention to things that we’re not so aware of. It may actually fine-tune our
ability to pull off some difficult tricks or difficult
maneuvers. KEVIN “SPANKY” LONG: I’ve had
this theory that with skateboarding, with the madness,
it’s so hard to clear your mind when you’re about to
try a trick and if you’re focusing on little stupid things
like tapping or walking up the stairs a certain way, it
kind of clears your mind. And you’re like, OK,
I did that right. I got it. ANDREW REYNOLDS: I mean, it’s
like I know people where OCD has came and pretty much fucked
up their whole life and they can’t do anything. They can but they need meds
and it’s all fucked up. And I realized it at one point,
I have this and I do it and I know I do it. And I just thought to myself,
well, it’s worked this long I might as well keep doing it. PATRICK O’DELL: Yeah. ANDREW REYNOLDS: I
can’t stop it. MALE SPEAKER: Fuck! He fucked it up! [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] ANDREW REYNOLDS:
Thank you, man. MALE SPEAKER: It’s crazy. That was awesome. PATRICK O’DELL: Andrew, can I
film your back one more time? Did you have madness
that time? ANDREW REYNOLDS: You saw it. It was a lot of variations,
though. PATRICK O’DELL: Yeah. ANDREW REYNOLDS: Tail drop,
tap three, tail drop, tap three, tail drop, tap three. PATRICK O’DELL: Yeah. ANDREW REYNOLDS: It
works though. PATRICK O’DELL: Hell yeah! ANDREW REYNOLDS: I have no
complaints about it because I got my trick. PATRICK O’DELL: Yeah,
yeah, yeah. BRYAN HERMAN: You see what
it does if you tap the wall three times? He gets a chance to backstep
at Wallenberg. Like that. ANDREW REYNOLDS: There’s a 19
in Victorville that I really want to do. MALE SPEAKER: It’s like that. BEAGLE: He’s not even happy. He’s not even happy. Monumental. JAKE PHELPS: He’s like
a Spiderman. His legs. All in the legs until
he can’t get up. He’ll be doing it forever. He’s better than all the
whole fucking team. So you can park that and
put that in your pipe and smoke it. All you little fags
on the team, you can think about that. Who’s the boss? The boss. Who’s driving the van? The boss. Who’s frontside flicking
the big shit? The boss. To the rest of you
guys, who cares. PATRICK O’DELL: What about
Terry Kennedy? JAKE PHELPS: Who? PATRICK O’DELL: Terry. JAKE PHELPS: I don’t know him. PATRICK O’DELL: How would
you describe Jason Dill? JAKE PHELPS: Jesse’s a
great Brit skater. PATRICK O’DELL: How
about Jason Dill? JAKE PHELPS: I don’t know him. PATRICK O’DELL: What about
Braydon Szafranski? JAKE PHELPS: Bust or Bail,
that’s what I call it. PATRICK O’DELL: Yeah.

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100 thoughts on “Skateboarding with Andrew Reynolds

  • November 25, 2015 at 4:58 am
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    ocd fucked up my life to its chill

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  • December 7, 2015 at 7:56 pm
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    i also have ocd but is the number 4 instead.

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  • December 11, 2015 at 10:39 pm
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    OCD for a skater has to be hell. I risk breaking every bone in my body for this trick off this set but due to my ocd I have to keep doing it. damn hero right here

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  • December 14, 2015 at 7:42 pm
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    Phelps needs a nice fuzzy hug.

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  • December 20, 2015 at 3:49 am
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    I honestly do the exact same thing when I skate but instead I do 3 snaps and idk y I do it I jus always do it b4 I try something big

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  • December 23, 2015 at 7:17 am
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    I think we all experience some sort of OCD with skateing if its even that, like skating is alll about feeling, like you know those days when you wake up and hop on your skate, and you just kind of feel awkward? like its all about it feeling right.

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  • February 23, 2016 at 6:15 pm
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    I have a tiny bit of ocd

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  • February 24, 2016 at 9:53 am
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    Reynolds the boss man!!! Always respect

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  • February 28, 2016 at 2:51 am
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    Reynolds be one of the best of all time, top 10 for sure. Mix of big and technical, classic style. Also super obsessive, he's outlasted most skaters because he won't accept falling off. Going/staying big takes strength mind and body, he's got a lot of it.

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  • March 3, 2016 at 10:09 pm
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    An absolute trick machine of heroic proportions. Awesome all round attitude which epitomises the word 'Pro'. Reynolds is a true credit to skateboarding and has seriously pushed, broken and outright destroyed boundaries over decades. All what makes him one of the greatest ever stair, gap and rail crunchers… always doing it with the maddest steez

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  • March 8, 2016 at 6:17 am
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    Out of interest I've begun reading about madness through the context of "Mad Studies" which is a prideful outlook of madness, attempts to document madness historically, and is critical of the medical model/medical discourse of madness. Idk if he knows it or not, but Reynolds would be the type or person "Mad Pride" looks for. He clearly doesn't see his "illness" as an illness and is proud of it. Just an observation. BAKER >>

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  • March 14, 2016 at 6:42 am
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    reynolds is epically saucing

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  • March 20, 2016 at 1:18 pm
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    OCD is hell, it's a prison of you

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  • March 26, 2016 at 3:44 pm
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    Phelps is an old shit

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  • April 23, 2016 at 7:17 pm
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    3:33 11:11

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  • April 25, 2016 at 7:36 pm
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    I never been diagnosed with OCD, but i could relate. I like to tap my board to the ground 3 times; it helps clear my mind. I'm the say way with checking if my car door is locked. I have to do it 3 times to feel safe about it.

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  • April 28, 2016 at 4:25 am
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    safe to say the boss skates lows?

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  • May 8, 2016 at 12:34 pm
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    I don't have ocd lol

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  • May 22, 2016 at 9:32 am
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    Glad to see others with OCD can become so accomplished.

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  • May 24, 2016 at 9:04 pm
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    Andrew shows us that genius and madness go hand in hand… or maybe he just hit his head too many times, I dunno

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  • June 5, 2016 at 11:30 am
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    thought this is gonna be a skateboarding video…

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  • June 11, 2016 at 4:55 pm
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    Tesla would be proud

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  • June 11, 2016 at 8:47 pm
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    I speculate that these OCD rituals are a way Reynolds' mind can trick itself into feeling like it has control. These tricks are dangerous and scary, so having these rituals that he does beforehand that he actually believes helps him give him the confidence booster needed to focus and pull them off. Same with people who think God is on their side or something. They think something supernatural has their back and it takes a little bit of the load off their minds.

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  • June 12, 2016 at 1:45 am
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    I think this is pretty normal. When you're a kid everyone had their little "tic"s of lucky. I think the problem is when you need to do them to do basic daily life stuff or when the quantity of things gets big enough to be overwhelming.

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  • June 12, 2016 at 5:08 am
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    playing music like OCDC

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  • June 13, 2016 at 9:30 am
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    It's super inspiring to see The Boss shredding despite his difficult disorder holding him back. Definitely one of the best

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  • June 13, 2016 at 1:09 pm
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    "I have to do that whole thing 9 more times, ya know what I mean?" …. No Andrew Reynolds, I do not have any idea what you mean lol

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  • June 25, 2016 at 7:15 am
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    Mine isn't that bad.. but I do look at all four corners of my bedroom before I sleep every time I step out of my room to take a piss I have to do it again. Why he uses odd numbers is weird.. If the radio is on vol 3 I'll change it to a factor of 2 like 2, or 4, 6 etc.

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  • June 25, 2016 at 2:50 pm
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    "Andrew was able to accomplish all of this despite suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or as he calls it, "Madness"."

    Why despite? Why does no one consider he became that good because of it or at least that it helped?

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  • June 28, 2016 at 3:02 am
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    That black bar sucks

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  • July 5, 2016 at 5:22 pm
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    wow that's some strong OCD

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  • July 25, 2016 at 3:02 am
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    I think Jaws has this with his high-fives.

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  • August 2, 2016 at 12:53 pm
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    i hate jake phelps

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  • August 15, 2016 at 11:34 pm
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    when you realize he sounds different in skate 3

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  • August 19, 2016 at 2:25 pm
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    Posted on a 4/20 🔥🔥

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  • August 22, 2016 at 11:44 am
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    Despite Andrew condition… He is an amazing skateboarder 🙂

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  • August 23, 2016 at 11:04 am
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    Reynolds usually isn't that ocd. it as pretty much just this video where it was this extreme

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  • September 1, 2016 at 12:23 am
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    I had the same thing….I remember when I was a kid before going to sleep I had to drink 3 glasses of water in 3 sips each…if I mess up, I'll do it all again, also when I was leaving my house I had to lock it 3 times…I thought I was the only one…

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  • September 24, 2016 at 11:42 am
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    its hes way of grounding himself doh .

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  • October 2, 2016 at 9:58 pm
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    i like how it went from a phd dude right to spanky going "i have this theory….", idk why but it amuses me

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  • October 9, 2016 at 4:07 am
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    Andrew will always be a huge inspiration to me. Not only with skating. Just life.

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  • October 9, 2016 at 1:49 pm
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    the tapping and stuff he shows visually is a way of dealing with the ruminating going on in his head! I do it and the more you feed the rumination the worse it gets

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  • October 12, 2016 at 2:49 am
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    EXACT same thing for me but with the number 4

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  • October 16, 2016 at 5:47 pm
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    Could watch his kickflip down the Hollywood 16 all day, absolute beast!

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  • October 22, 2016 at 3:37 pm
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    he is the boss. still ripping

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  • November 25, 2016 at 10:06 am
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    Aghh that vice sign on top of the screen started buggn me out

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  • December 1, 2016 at 2:01 am
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    for me it's 4 times

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  • December 9, 2016 at 2:53 pm
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    Yeah but he's not as technical as someone like Shane O'Neill who always does switch and nolli tricks like when he nollie back heel'd wallenberg.

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  • December 13, 2016 at 3:37 am
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    Flicking? Phelper-c'mon dude. Thats like calling it a half pike.

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  • December 19, 2016 at 12:46 am
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    its king chicken

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  • December 19, 2016 at 12:51 am
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    I have the same thing

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  • February 5, 2017 at 10:03 pm
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    it's like you accidentally tap the wall and try the trick and almost land it. then when you try again and no where close to landing, your like "fuck maybe cause I didn't tap the wall that time" so you tap the wall again on the next try. After awhile your trying to do exactly what you did walking back up on the try where you landed but slipped out.

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  • February 20, 2017 at 9:12 am
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    Andrew Reynolds is the man. When I went to buy shoes I usually bought the emerica Reynolds 3's every time I went to get shoes. Haha just amazing to skate with but then switched it to the vans forever ago which now honestly are the best to skate with in my opinion. I'm now 26 and I'm so glad I never quit because I wouldn't know what to even do with myself. I love this shit dude.

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  • March 15, 2017 at 5:44 pm
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    Props to him and anybody that can figure out how live with ocd and a unique mind.

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  • April 5, 2017 at 10:37 pm
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    Andrew Reynolds is the best street skater of all time

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  • April 10, 2017 at 1:30 am
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    for some reason, i think he's either faking or lying. Something seems off. Grew up loving him and not taking away anything form his skating, but this seems like an act or facade.

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  • May 29, 2017 at 7:16 pm
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    It looks like he bailed that bs flip 3x.

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  • June 2, 2017 at 5:45 pm
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    Damnn It must take this dude hours to film each trick

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  • July 5, 2017 at 5:54 pm
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    My only OCD is tricks needing to be perfect kinda the same as him but I don't go and copy his weird mental shit lol

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  • July 7, 2017 at 2:14 am
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    The Phelper speaks his mind…

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  • August 25, 2017 at 4:05 pm
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    7:18 . Man. this guy is always 100% a**hole

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  • September 12, 2017 at 5:52 am
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    skate legend. big front side flips

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  • September 24, 2017 at 6:56 pm
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    gotta love vice glorifying homophobic slurs….

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  • September 30, 2017 at 10:32 am
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    Fuck Jake Phelps

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  • October 2, 2017 at 10:53 pm
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    Why did you cut the videos?

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  • October 10, 2017 at 6:32 pm
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    lol the guy backside 180 flipped 12 stairs…. my hat has metaphoricly been his since day one.

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  • October 13, 2017 at 8:58 pm
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    I get mad when people film behind me on a line

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  • March 4, 2018 at 5:42 pm
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    “If you knew the magnificence of 3, 6, and 9 you would have a key to the universe.” -Nikola Tesla

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  • March 7, 2018 at 12:19 am
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    i was skating vert with some vert dudes and i sat down and one of them came over and farted in my face dropped in and ripped it, so do what ever it takes.

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  • March 16, 2018 at 1:11 am
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    Bruh i used to have the same obssession with the number three, wash my face three times at night, take three pictures of everything everytime i took a pic, i started like forcing myself to ignore it because it was driving me crazy and my life has gone to sht since then lmao.

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  • April 7, 2018 at 4:01 pm
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    I mever had this kind of things.. I don't know but I think o don't have

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  • May 9, 2018 at 2:06 pm
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    When i was a kid I had really bad OCD. It caused me to develop ticks; which eventually stopped. But I also use to have to scratch my door and knock on it before I went to sleep. Now it is pretty much gone completely. Certain things cause me to be unsettled though.

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  • August 13, 2018 at 3:20 am
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    I had something similar to this when i was younger

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  • September 20, 2018 at 10:47 pm
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    "No one can skate big stuff as stylish as he does"
    Well I can…. In Skate 3…

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  • November 19, 2018 at 9:10 pm
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    Subscribed!

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  • December 2, 2018 at 7:34 pm
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    I notice I do stuff like this when packing, before turning paper work in at my job, cleaning making sure something is okay/safe etc. I have ADHD and a form of ocd my doctor was saying.

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  • December 13, 2018 at 12:03 am
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    What shoes is he wearing in the first clip

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  • December 16, 2018 at 6:35 pm
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    Daym he has problems lol but dont we all

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  • December 20, 2018 at 9:53 pm
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    by far my favorite jake pheps video in that one were he go down the hill fast heheh

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  • January 12, 2019 at 12:12 pm
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    Damn Herman looks so young in this

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  • January 24, 2019 at 12:53 am
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    I feel so jipped for not being able to see him land the backside flip. 👎🏻

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  • February 19, 2019 at 3:39 pm
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    #369

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  • February 21, 2019 at 1:10 pm
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    I skated from 1999 until i broke a few too many bones in my foot tryna bs 180 a gap in 2001, and i idolized reynolds, rowley, muska, song, and so on. I never wouldve thought I'd still be watching so many of em still skatin in 2019!

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  • March 11, 2019 at 11:35 am
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    I suffer from something similar. I have to lick from side to side top to bottom over and over again. Until she comes.

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  • March 17, 2019 at 5:41 am
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    Jake was Jake. RIP Phelper

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  • March 27, 2019 at 1:07 am
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    4:57 the clips are completely ruined…

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  • April 1, 2019 at 4:26 am
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    I've been strugling with mental problms for 10 years. Before that i never experienced anything even remotely like it.

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  • April 3, 2019 at 2:05 pm
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    Whats weird about this is ive always done that tail tap thing he does and i always like grab onto the fences at parks. Idk if thats OCD but it helps me clear my mind to do way less gnarly shit than the boss of course. But nonetheless its pretty compulsive

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  • April 12, 2019 at 7:21 pm
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    I’ve had this my entire life I also have it in 3s

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  • April 13, 2019 at 10:17 pm
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    That's what I do when I have a hangover…..

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  • April 20, 2019 at 12:53 pm
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    Two biggest legends in skateboarding is Jamie Thomas & Reynolds

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  • April 23, 2019 at 11:08 pm
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    Theta clear

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  • April 23, 2019 at 11:11 pm
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    Fucking Scientology bullshit

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  • May 9, 2019 at 12:12 am
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    If you are risking your life… and make you think secure… go ahead bro….thanks for putting blood in the sport.

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  • May 29, 2019 at 6:53 am
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    Lol I am Mike Reynolds.

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  • June 14, 2019 at 8:40 am
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    I hate how everyone kisses his ass.just cuz he's the boss

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  • July 3, 2019 at 10:08 pm
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    I've had OCD where I have to count my steps walking down the sidewalk, stairs, and even walking past cabinets in my house since I was a little kid and it SUCKS. I'm glad it's not skate-related. It's annoying to see kids talking like 'I've got the madness' and imitating their heroes in the videos all the way down to the way that they talk. Be your own person, kids. Life's too short to act like someone other than yourself.

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  • August 4, 2019 at 2:47 pm
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    Dam I love skateboarding I do similar shit when I skate every time In life as well, shout out all to all the baker deathwish guys. Scotty from Maryland

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  • September 25, 2019 at 12:23 am
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    Pretentious. I'm glad he got out of this "genius" 140 skateboard iq bullshit

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  • September 25, 2019 at 5:32 am
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    Rip phelps

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