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 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.