From skate legends to psycho youth, the art of transitions is alive and well as shown in this montage of deep-dish stunts. Only one way to learn to ride pits this gnarly—get in there!
It's a bit easier to strong-arm interviews with today's younger pros, but here's Jimmy Arrighi at the Vans Pool Party tangling with some legends who can hold their own including Cab, Hosoi, Grosso, Lucero, Agah, and many others.
Legends and young bucks converge each year on this hulking concrete behemoth. Congrats to Vans on 10 years of Combi and big ups to Tristan Rennie for coming out on top. This kid went ape...
Are you still going to be skating into your 40s? Hopefully you'll still have the fire like these legends. Here's Hosoi, Cab, Grosso, Miller, McGill, and others.
Eddie Elguera, Holmes, Pedro, Grant, David, Raven, and those crazy Brazilians all add up to video blast Number 1. There's more to come. –Jake Phelps
Vans threw a contest at the Chelsea Piers Bowl and a heavy crew from around the world showed up to rip. The rain held off, Van Doren manned the grill with free hot dogs all day and when the dust settled Lance Mountain took top honors in the masters division and Pedro Barros won the Pro.
A full on Bones Brigade reunion set off the Masters division and Steve Caballero didn't care whether it was the Birdman's birthday or not as he ripped his way to another first place finish.
Cover: Eric Koston – Frontside Noseblunt Slide
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
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