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 Four collector covers on the Jan. 15 issue: Blake Carpenter, Torey Pudwill, Ishod Wair and Brandon Westgate all grace the front ensuring the new year starts off gnar. Inside: Ishod is gunning for a second SOTY term; Plan B's (not so) secret weapon, Chris Joslin, falls from the skies; Ryan Sheckler talks True; T-Puds strolls down memory lane; We peek behind the scenes of Dekline's True Blue video and Brandon Westgate has a 16-page interview. Heavy. Add this one to your collection.