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
Inside This Mag: The history of skateboarding and other crimes part four and an interview with Josh Beagle Also In This Issue: How to take a good skate photo Music Articles: Mudhoney, Jesus Lizard, Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. and Rocket From The Crypt
Cover: Billy Ruff – Backside Air Photo: Kevin Thatcher
Inside This Mag: Skate City/Whittier Christmas Classic and an interview with Billy Ruff Also In This Issue: Rad skate photos from over the years, Music Articles: TSOL, JFA, Los Olvidados, Big Boys, Sin 34, Die Kreuzenv and Mecht Mensch
In This Issue Jaws dump-truck dives into the May issue and invites you to his 14-page freak show of an interview; Pappalardo talks cherry and Danny Way talks shotguns; Volcom searches for the truth in Hong Kong and Central America; Bones hits Spain; Powell unites the East Coast and a free Louie Lopez poster seals the deal. Add this one to your collection.