Mark Gonzales has the intro, but Phelps says it best: "Look up ripper in the dictionary, and you'll see Tony Trujillo. He'll go to your fuckin' park and blow your joint out." Tony Trujillo, 2002 S.O.T.Y.
This classic part comes from the summer of 1999 and our "Scorching Summer" video. It belongs to Diego Bucchierri and his Argentinian bro's. Few talked about and maybe even attempted that double set, but only the Butcher nailed it. Valor!
In honor of the recent Baker/Deathwish tour, I unearthed this classic footage of Jim Greco. This is Jim's several attempts, and then the make, of his swtich frontside flip at Lincoln that landed him the September 2000 cover.
It's hard to find a Thrasher video that Dan Drehobl didn't at least have a few clips in, but out of them all, I'm gonna have to go with his part in Hall Of Meat as my favorite. This 1999 part introduced the late Wesley Willis to me, and with tricks like wrap-arounds and dumptrucks to fakie in the Vagabond? You pick a better nomination for a Classic. —Schmitty
In This Issue Mark Suciu welcomes you to 2014 by gracing the January cover with a backside noseblunt down an infamous SF State kinker (Duffy approved!) The Habitat heaviness continues within, including full-length interviews with Suciu and Brian Delatorre and a 20-page feature chronicling the Search The Horizon video project. Manderson, Silas and James Hardy blow it in South Africa, The Red Dragons talk mayhem while desecrating some Eastern Canadian spots and a solid twelve-page photo feature gives your brain a few seconds to rest while your eyes bleed tears of joy. And just in case you need a little more, how about Jerry Hsu and Daewon Song breaking down the myths of the Asian skateboarder and a Canvas spread with the art of Stefan Janoski? Stick a switchblade in it, this one's done. Score This Mag For Free