You gotta give credit where it's due: this downhill format injected a lot of speed and gnarliness into the usual contest scene. Here's Raven Tershy, Nick Merlino, Alec Majerus, Kelvin Hoefler, the incredible Ryan Sheckler and many others.
In This Issue Cover boy Jeremy Leabres front blunts through the kink and slides through a 16-page jaw dropper of an interview. Ben Raemers backs it up with a 12-page interview which leaves no doubt that he's one of our country's most valuable imports. GX1000 scrubs away at London; Volcom crushes some cobblestone in Portugal and Vans sends some notes from their video base camp. Fall may be coming but this issue is gonna lift your spirits, kid.Add this one to your collection.