January 1981




Inside This Mag: Upland Gold Cup Finale, downhill racing in Capitola and at the Laguna Seca Raceway and semi-secret spots revealed

Also In This Issue: Street shredding and modern skate comics

Cover: artwork by Kevin Thatcher

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January 1981

Duane Peters, Steve Olson Santa cruz ad, Z-Flex ad


January 1981

Contents, Madrid ad, Independent ad


January 1981

Talking Ed, Mad Rats, Skate City


January 1981

Norcon Pro, Val Surf, Walker ad, Eastern Front


January 1981

Upland Gold Cup Finale, Steve Alba, Steve Caballero


January 1981

Duane Peters, John Gibson, Billy Ruff, Mike Smith, Christian Hosoi


January 1981

Alan Losoi, Duane Peters, Mike McGill, Steve Caballero


January 1981

In The Street Today


January 1981

Downhill Racing


January 1981

Downhill Racing


January 1981

Semi Secret Spots, Duane Peters


January 1981

Semi Secret Spots, Donel ad, Skates on Haight ad, Variflex ad


January 1981

On Board, The Curbs of San Francisco, Atlantic Skates


January 1981

Modern Skate Comix, Subscribe page


January 1981

8X10 ton Alva, Record Factory


January 1981

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