Rest in peace James.
I will learn toe rolls in your memory.
only ever spoke to him on here when he noticed we have the same last name.
Real nice dude, amazing skating.
such a nice guy, really hurts to see him go
Hahaha! I love that pic! Another wacky day at Octona, with much thanks to James for providing the wackiness.
Originally Posted by u am snookems
Tom Wurm (creator of Love from the Glove) says he has a bunch of unseen clips of James from filming sessions for the video. Look for something of a "new" Jimmy Short section in the coming days.
Rob Squire, did you find that note yet??
Rest in peace james.. I will miss you man.
"Dink ya in the beans..." =]
From an AIM convo just now, with Detroit lollerblader/skeetboarder Jimmy Russell:
Jimmy: i remeber when words was about to come out and farmer was staying at dons for some contest of shortly after words came out me and james came up with the good idea to fart on farmers and st.ours heads while they were sleeping that was like the second day i knew james and that ill never forget
Jimmy: childish but really funny
Al: i remember when he tricked me into looking at a picture of his boner on his cell phone
Jimmy: i think ive seen like 10 other dicks then my own in person and id say about 9 of them were his
i dont think i've met him but it's terrible when this happens.
may he rest in peace, my condolences to his friends and loved ones.
Originally Posted by [State of Mind
Hello be-mag, this is James's Mom and Dad. We want to first of all thank youngblood/Ethan for letting us use his account to post our thanks. We want to thank all of you for some really great stories about James, for sharing your condolences with us, and for being so great over the years to him; he loved be-mag and was always online talking to so many of you. He loved the industry, encouraged the future generations of rollerbladers, and when he made friends ,it was for life.
We have so many to thank, I'm afraid to start cause I know i'll miss some, so I'll just list a couple of the earliest ones; first of all Jon Elliot, who inspired and encouraged James, & started him on his love of skating. Brian Shima, & all the California pros he met over the years who treated him so good, all the others across the country and over seas as well. You guys have earned your place in heaven.
He's got so many friends in the industry who helped us through this terrible time; Ben Schwab, Ethan, Stefan Brandow, the list could go on and on....all the beautiful friends he had who lived with us at Akron general Hospital, and prayed for a better outcome than we got. He lived more in 24 1/2 years than most do in 50, And thank God for that.
We couldn't ask for a better son, and I know he was also a good friend to many, it's helped us get through this so far.
We'd like to send him out in the manner he deserved and the style he loved. You can read his obit at www.geibfuneral.com for arrangements this Thursday and Friday, and we welcome any and all of you who can attend, as James loved a good party. Let's celebrate his life, and remember one of his favorite sayings: it's all good.....see you on the other side James. With love, Rod And Debra Short, New Philadelphia, Ohio[/url]
i never knew the guy, but damn, everytime i open this post i feel terrible that his life was cut short.
As his parents said above me, his obituary is posted. But I figured I would post it here as well:
James David Short, whose life was described by his friends as "a unique, and beautiful song", passed away at the age of 24, while surrounded by his family on Sunday, August 30, 2009 in Akron General Medical Center following injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident on Wednesday, August 26.
Born March 18, 1985, in Aultman Hospital at Canton, James was the beloved son of Rodney L. and Debra "Reb" Lynn (Robinson) Short of New Philadelphia.
James was a young man of great charisma and fun-loving persona whom everyone enjoyed knowing. He was especially energized by working with children, inspiring them to succeed, having earned notoriety in professional rollerblade competitions around the country.
James graduated from New Philadelphia High School and has spent much of the last decade earning a PhD from the School of Life. Having also lived in California, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, James was looking forward to beginning his education at Kent State University's TusCampus having recently received a pell grant and eagerly awaiting his letter of acceptance.
During his high school years, he began his musical and rollerblading careers. He was a talented singer, songwriter, bass player, and guitar player sharing his musical abilities in a number of bands including One Thing, Autumn Remains, The Color 7, Brickyard Slaves, and The Paul Allens. He was also an accomplished solo acoustic artist.
James was a free spirit who enjoyed all that life had to offer. He was proud of the fact he had slept in the Rocky Mountains, on the beaches of California, and in the dessert. He traveled Route 66 to California one time, just because he thought it would be exciting to do. His professional rollerblading career gave him the opportunity to see most of the United States. He was internationally known for his standing record of the longest toe roll in the world, and other tricks which incorporated the toe roll.
He was supported by a number of sponsors during his rollerblading career. Currently, Remz (Skates), INRI Clothing, Jolly Jolly Heartbreakers, and Sic Apparel were his tour sponsors. He has also been backed by 9MM, Razors, Ground Control and Mix Theorem.
When not rollerblading or creating music, James was the life of the party working at Jesana's Pizza. There, he was an assistant manager and loved creating what he called "artistic, delicious master pieces". He has also worked for a variety of other companies including Radio Shack, Larry Karol CD's and More, Walmart, Q-dobas and Olga's Kitchen in Detroit, MI.
In addition to his parents, who will deeply miss James, he is survived by his maternal grandfather, Herb Robinson Jr. and his companion, Ingrid Parker of New Philadelphia; his aunts; Sandy Hartshorn and her family of Clyde, O. and Barbara (husband, Dan) Leishman of New Philadelphia, his uncle; Dave (wife, Patti) Robinson of Naperville, IL; numerous cousins; and a world of friends.
James was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Kathryn Robinson and his paternal grandparents, Chalmer and Mary Short.
Visitation will be held in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia, 116 Second St. NE on Thursday, September 3, 2009 from 4 to 8 p.m.
A service celebrating James' life will be held in the funeral home's chapel on Friday beginning at 11 a.m. with Pastor Matt Roe officiating.
Special arrangements have been made to lead the funeral procession past James' second home, the New Philadelphia Skate Park, en route to Roxford Church Cemetery where inurnment will be conducted. Those wishing to ride a motorcycle in the procession are encouraged to do so and will be directed by Geib staff upon arrival at the funeral home.
In an interview given to BE-MAG / Rollerblading Magazine this past July, James responded to a reporter who asked Short about whether or not he would ever settle into one place. He Replied " I am not a stationary person. I live for right now. Its hard for a lot of people to fathom. I move a lot because I'm in need of new experiences. It truly is what makes the creative mind work." – James' philosophy on life was, "It's all good." He also believed, "I'm child and man, then child again. The boy never gets older."
Please direct memorial contributions in James' memory to any Dover-Phila Federal Credit Union where an account has been established. His parents are going to distribute the money donated to allow other children to achieve their dreams.
Because James gave life to others through Organ Donation, and because he leaves behind so many loving family, friends and fans, he'll be forever on the move in the Heavens above, riffing with the best, rolling with the rest, and waiting to welcome us Home.
damn this is still unbelievable.
I know, I know.
Are you coming to the funeral or calling hours, Ivan?
im really trying but it dosent look good i just started this job and am still training and they wont let me off.
Originally Posted by YOUNGBLOOD
but i am foreshure coming to the sesh on the 19th.
Even for a funeral? That's ridiculous.
Originally Posted by ivan_dalou
i know it sucks i had a good about hour sit down with my boss yesterday and explained to him what was up and he said i cant i would let you but i cant were short on staff and i need you to train asap and then proceeded to say the only way you could go is if you quit and i sat there for a second debating weather i should or not. im going to talk to some guys that work with me to see if anyone can take my shift and just not tell him tho.
Originally Posted by Amber
I never knew james, nor have i posted on here in some 3 years, and havent skated in a while, but i still like to keep watch on the scene, this quote pretty much summed up everything that i have read about james, such a sad loss to the world, but what a look on life the guy had, and someone i would have been proud to have met...
Originally Posted by YOUNGBLOOD