Let the debate begin! Here are this year's 12 SOTY semi-finalists. Brush up on their resumes and CAST YOUR VOTE NOW to determine the Top 5.
Steve Alba, Rune Glifberg, Al Partanen, Arto Saari, Rick McCrank, Bob Burnquist, Omar Hassan, and even Ronnie Creager ripping some backyard pits.
Listen to us carefully: you REALLY gotta watch this one. "Where is Bob Burnquist going? Who knows? But add a helicopter, moveable contraptions, and a bunch of Brazillian gusto and Presto! Live the video game." –Jake Phelps
Cover: Phil Shao – Smith
Inside This Mag: Skating Burnside with Mark Gonzales, John Cardiel, Coco Santiago, Diggity Dawes, Skip Towne and more and interviews with Max Schaaf and Scott Johnson
Also In This Issue: Rad ams Doug Shoemaker, Nikhil Thayer and James Qua and skating in Santa Rosa and Boston
Music Articles: Santana, No Use For A Name and Gaunt
Cover: Jaya Bonderov – Nosegrind
Inside This Mag: Skating in Brazil and the East Coast and an interview with Omar Hassan
Also In This Issue: Steve Caballero on sponsorship
Music Articles: Beastie Boys, Entombed, the Frumpies, Dre Dog, NOFX and the Germs
Orange County kinda sucks, but the new combi is killer. Check the Thrasher edit of the total bro-down. And that's time. Thanks to Vans for a great weekend!
Cover: Chico Brenes – Gap To Back Tail
Inside This Mag: Tampa Pro Contest and an interview with Carl Shipman
Also In This Issue: Santa Rosa Skatepark and skating in Atlanta
Music Articles: The Descendents, Shudder to Think, the Promise Ring and Helmet
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