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 Be careful opening the July 2015 issue because this Vans Propeller-themed beast might just cut your damn fingers off. Featuring interviews with Zorilla, AVE, Rowley, Caples, Pedro, Dollin, Dill, Chima, Trujillo, K-Walks and more, you're probably going to need a crowbar to pry the damn smile off your face when you're done reading this one. In addition, the Visualtraveling crew rides the edge of Arabia, Cab talks classic covers, Neckface celebrates a decade-long party with the mag and Daan Van Der Linden gets the Lunatic Fringe treatment (you're gonna wanna remember that name). There's not going to be any space left on your bedroom walls after you rip the good photos out of this issue. Tell mom to buy more thumbtacks. Add this one to your collection.