September 1981


Inside This Mag: Variflex/Kona Summer Nationals and the Great Canadian Open

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Cover: Steve Caballero – Lien Air. Photo: Kevin Thatcher

Also In This Issue: Texas Underground Competition and the Rat Hole Contest

Music Articles:
The Big Boys


September 1981

Santa Cruz ad, Madrid ad


September 1981

Contents page, G&S ad, Independent ad


September 1981

Mail Drop, Donel ad, Vision Sports Inc., The Variflex X


September 1981

Thrasher stickers and buttons, Walker ad, Mail Drop, Speed Rings, Powell Peralta ad


September 1981

The Great Canadian Open


September 1981

Kona Summer Nationals


September 1981

Kona Summer Nationals, Neil Blender, Monty Nolder, Mike Smith, Chris Baucom


September 1981

Life & Death, A Step Beyond Pay Skateboarding?


September 1981

Life & Death, A Step Beyond Pay Skateboarding?, Chris Cook


September 1981

Competition, Texas Underground, Tom Barrows


September 1981

Rat Hole Contest, Kryptonics ad, Skates on Haight ad


September 1981

Wild Riders of Boardz


September 1981

On Board, Cascade Racing Association


September 1981

Notes From The Underground, Subscribe page


September 1981

8X10 John Gibson, Tracker Trucks ad


September 1981

  • Tony Hawk's 50th Birthday Party Photos

    Tony Hawk's 50th Birthday Party Photos
    On May 12th, we celebrated the 50th birthday of one of the most important figures in skateboarding (if not THE most), the great Tony Hawk.
  • Vans Pool Party 2018 Video

    Vans Pool Party 2018 Video
    The Legends, Masters and Pros all descended upon the Combi Bowl for the 2018 Vans Pool Party, which coincided with Cinco de Mayo. The holiday vibe was definitely infectious and everybody got sick as F! How do these things just keep getting gnarlier?!
  • Vans Pool Party 2018 Photos

    Vans Pool Party 2018 Photos
    This year’s Pool Party was even more festive than usual as it fell on Cinco De Mayo, and the opening ceremony was kicked off with a traditional mariachi band cranking out tunes next to the bowl.
  • Hell of a Paradise 2018 Video

    Hell of a Paradise 2018 Video
    In honor of Mark G and the historic Y-Ramp contest of yesteryear, we teamed up with adidas to bring the contest back to the beach. The channel claimed a few bodies, Pabich took home the top spot, and the G-Man brought down the house.
  • "Grosso's Ramp Jam" Video

    "Grosso's Ramp Jam" Video
    Massive air and wicked lip trickery as vert skating's finest break in Grosso's new ramp!