Cover: Eric Koston – Frontside Noseblunt Slide Photo: Ogden
Inside This Mag:Thrasher's 1996 Skater of the Year Eric Koston and a twenty year retrospective of Thrasher's SOTYs Also In This Issue: Crazy Chicago skating and a trip to Ecuador Music Articles: Sick of it All, Reel Big Fish, Brutal and Blue Tip
Cover: “Hey, Do I Look Like A Street Skater?” Artwork By: Mark Gonzales
Inside This Mag: The legacy of Laura Thornhill and interviews with Sean Sheffey and Matt Rodriguez Also In This Issue: Rad ams Matt Field, Nada Zipp and Doug Saenz Music Articles: George Clinton, Sleep, De La Soul, Alcohol Funnycar, Galliano and Rancid
Inside This Mag: Capitol Burnout #2 in Sacramento and tricks that have changed the course of history Also In This Issue: Step by step tricks, a course in the manufacturing and fabrication of skateboard decks, trucks and wheels and some skate fiction Music Articles: Sonic Youth, the Sisters of Mercy, Buglamp, the Hellbillys and Bad Brains
In This Issue Classic power meets innovation on the March front as AVE goes over the back to switch 5-0 in NYC. There's 14 more pages of Van Engelen inside, so don't sweat it; Cyril Jackson talks about skating the streets (and sleeping in them), the Naawwsty Crew rolls deep from ATL to FL; Krooked krushes Korea; the Deathwish team spreads some love on the East Coast and Shane O'Neill has a killer ten-page feature. You heard what he did at Wallenberg, right? Add this one to your collection.