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 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.