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 Dylan Rieder graces the August cover with a tall order back Smith. Austyn Gillette joins the party inside with a ten-page article documenting his and Dylan's spot-destruction mission to Berlin. Eswic jumps in the van for the best road trip ever; Vans goes nuts to butts in Greece; TJ Rogers and Boo Johnson get the Heads treatment and Torey Pudwill's 20-page interview leaves no doubt that he's gunnin' for SOTY this year. Add this one to your collection.