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 Cover boy Jeremy Leabres front blunts through the kink and slides through a 16-page jaw dropper of an interview. Ben Raemers backs it up with a 12-page interview which leaves no doubt that he's one of our country's most valuable imports. GX1000 scrubs away at London; Volcom crushes some cobblestone in Portugal and Vans sends some notes from their video base camp. Fall may be coming but this issue is gonna lift your spirits, kid.Add this one to your collection.