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 Four collector covers on the Jan. 15 issue: Blake Carpenter, Torey Pudwill, Ishod Wair and Brandon Westgate all grace the front ensuring the new year starts off gnar. Inside: Ishod is gunning for a second SOTY term; Plan B's (not so) secret weapon, Chris Joslin, falls from the skies; Ryan Sheckler talks True; T-Puds strolls down memory lane; We peek behind the scenes of Dekline's True Blue video and Brandon Westgate has a 16-page interview. Heavy. Add this one to your collection.