SADbookheader-3

SKATE AND DESTROY

The First 25 Years of Thrasher Magazine

SAD-Tower-1
From the skaters who brought you Insane Terrain comes Skate and Destroy: The First 25 years of Thrasher Magazine, a jam-packed retrospective that illustrates and recounts all of skateboarding’s milestones, twists, and turns of the last 25 years.

In January of 1981, a group of skateboarders in San Francisco put together the first issue of Thrasher magazine. Today, Thrasher is bigger and better than ever—its name synonymous with both skateboarding’s roots and constant evolution. International corporate bigwigs try to buy Thrasher’s credibility, while kids tattoo the magazine’s mantra, “Skate and Destroy,” into their skin.

Skate and Destroy: The First 25 years of Thrasher Magazine, is more than just a 288 page retrospective of Thrasher’s first quarter century. The magazine’s staff past and present left no file cabinet unturned or old pro unearthed in seeking out the lost photos, the covers that never were, outtakes from interviews that defined the mag, never-been-told stories of secret skate missions, and accounts from skateboarding’s top riders of what Thrasher has meant to them. Like those tattoos carved into the arms of skaters world-wide, Thrasher is forever. This one’s gonna be gnarly!

Easy-to-read chapters break down Thrasher’s history, year by year, and are interspersed with “Best Of” sections, profiling the departments and columns that have made up the magazine over the years:
Mail Drop
Comix
Photograffiti
Hall of Meat
Trash
Somethin’ Else
’Zine Thing

Featuring skateboarding, interviews, and stories with:
Duane Peters on Tony Alva
Tony Hawk on Christian Hosoi
Mark Gonzales on Neil Blender
Jeff Grosso on Lance Mountain
Mike Carroll on Wade Speyer
Julien Stranger on John Cardiel
Rick Howard on Eric Koston
Neil Heddings on Tony Trujillo
...plus tons more!!!

288 pages, 9-1/2" x 11"
Color photos throughout

PURCHASE THIS BOOK HERE
  • Bru-Ray: Don't Cry Argentina Part 1

    Bru-Ray: Don't Cry Argentina Part 1
    The boys wanted some heat, well they brought it. Nice days, cold beer, hot nights. January in Argee is top-shelf. –Jake Phelps
  • Rough Cut: Elliot Sloan's "Metal and Mayhem" Part

    Rough Cut: Elliot Sloan's "Metal and Mayhem" Part
    There is a lot of utterly incomprehensible stuff in here. Prepare to rewind.
  • Hall of Meat: Charlie Blair

    Hall of Meat: Charlie Blair
    Charlie goes for a massive street hop and his teeth get bashed in again. Hopefully he has a good dental plan.
  • Burnout: Brotherly Love

    Burnout: Brotherly Love
    The Waffle Squad hits Philly for a little hang time and some demo gold.
  • WKND’s “Hi Mom, We’re Home” Video

    WKND’s “Hi Mom, We’re Home” Video
    Instead of running away, the WKND crew took their tour back to Florida for a home cooked meal and a good night's sleep in their old bunkbeds.
  • Kool Keith Interview

    Kool Keith Interview
    Kool Keith don’t give a shit. He’s the death metal of hip-hop. Sam Hitz hit him up for an interview outside of a recent gig.
  • Magnified: Zion Wright

    Magnified: Zion Wright
    The Big O in Montreal has seen lots of action over the years, but Zion Wright took things to another level with this 540. Hot Damn!?!
  • SKATELINE: 07.19.2016

    SKATELINE: 07.19.2016
    Birdhouse wins KOTR, Rodney Mullen's new part, Gustav Tonnesen's video, and more in today's episode of Skateline.
  • Riley Hawk's "Shep Dawgs 5" Promo

    Riley Hawk's "Shep Dawgs 5" Promo
    We’re being told this is bonus footage, but that sells it way short, because this is top-shelf shredding. Riley just cranks out clips on a daily basis...
  • Burnout: Cleveland Reunion

    Burnout: Cleveland Reunion
    Friends and family reunite to watch the Vans crew shred Cleveland a new Trumphole.