1986 HIGHLIGHTS

1986 HIGHLIGHTS


THRASHER MAGAZINE

1986 HIGHLIGHTS


Thrasher's five-year anniversary started off with a bang when the Challenger space shuttle exploded off the Coast of Florida. Claus Grabke clashed cultures behind the Iron Curtain, Tommy G ripped Wallos, Danzig's face immortalized one of our all-time classic fronts, we spelled Mike V's name wrong, and three already-legends—Gonz, Hawk, and Miller—closed out the year. Click here for the complete year.

May 1986: EDGE!


EDGE!, Mike Black, Jeff Thompson, Randy Katen. Click here to view the May 1986 issue.

September 1986: Trik Stik & Step By Step


Trik Stik ad, Step By Step, The Heliflip by Frank Messman. Click here to view the September 1986 issue.

July 1986: Sacto Street

Sacto Street by Kurt Carlson, Neil Blender, Steve Caballero, John Grigley, Mark Gonzales. Click here to view the July 1986 issue.

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