Park_RangerOk, I need some specifics on this Jimbo cat.
Everything prior to this thread points to him being a super rad dude; an innovator in our sport who has truly helped bring up some huge names from both a sponsorship and mentorship perspective.
Then this thread rolls around and we've got people saying he is scum, that they hope he fails miserably, etc. Why all the hate now? Did he recently do something to drastically change the perspective that others have of him? Or is everyone just lying about him in past interviews?
If Jimbo loves you, he loves you, and if he doesn't love you, he fucking hates you. He's done incredible things for Parker, Dahrk, Liam, T-Rains, etc, and those dudes will always go to bat for him. In my case, Jimbo was fucking awesome when I was a part of Tomahawk. Invited me to the headquarters, gave me everything I needed, floated me a bunch of electric stuff, offered up his place in tahoe for me to stay at, the list can go on. I totally bought in to what he was putting out, and was down. I would have never said a bad thing about him. But when I sent an email out to everyone that had helped me along the way saying I was going to stop filming and thanking them for everything I had been given, he flipped out because I didn't send him an email directly, then demanded I send my gear back. It blew me away that the switch could flip so quickly. Ian, Shane and whoever else was on that podcast were totally right that I came to that brand because of a relationship and respect that I have for Parker and a desire to see him succeed. They never cut me a paycheck, and I doubt they do for anyone on the team because he's bootstrapping the whole thing. I don't wish him any ill will, just wish that things would have turned out differently.