Photograph By Jeremy Pavia
"I was in Austin, Texas recently hanging at the world's best BMX shop Empire when Tom (the owner) says, 'Jimmy, I've got something we've been holding for years!' He leaves the room and comes back and hands me Chase Hawk's old skateboard that I smashed my head on while skating and went into a 15-day coma in November of 2007. He told me no one has skated it since due to the possible hex! Of course I had to bring it home and paint the message on the bottom. Really stoked they held onto that for me, thanks Empire!"