Simply one of the baddest individuals ever to ride a skateboard. Jason Jessee’s brief run at the top of the ’80s vert explosion and iconic Jim Phillips’ Neptune graphic led to two decades of reclusive commentary, living, and skateboarding outside the bounds of any convention. Words cannot capture it. Number 24 on our list of The 30 Most Influential Skaters Of All Time.

Interview filmed by Skin Phillips, edited by Chris Thiessen