Cover: Eric Koston – Frontside Noseblunt Slide Photo: Ogden
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
Inside This Mag: Skating in Texas and Atlanta, GA and an interview with Tom Boyle Also In This Issue: Rad ams Mike Bouarnick, Alex Chalmers and Josh Kalis Music Articles: Swingin' Utters, Supernova, Big Chief and Jackyl
Cover: Bob Burnquist – Frontside Air Photo: Left 1
Inside This Mag: The Last Hell Ride and an interview with Dan Drehobl Also In This Issue: Rad ams Sergei Trudnowski, Rob Gangemi, Don Carey and Marcus Valdez, skating in Toronto and a road trip to Florida via Pittsburgh, Tennessee and Georgia Music Articles: Rancid, MC Solaar, Machine Head, Artifacts, Afro-Plane and the Mermen
In This Issue Dylan Rieder graces the August cover with a tall order back Smith. Austyn Gillette joins the party inside with a ten-page article documenting his and Dylan's spot-destruction mission to Berlin. Eswic jumps in the van for the best road trip ever; Vans goes nuts to butts in Greece; TJ Rogers and Boo Johnson get the Heads treatment and Torey Pudwill's 20-page interview leaves no doubt that he's gunnin' for SOTY this year. Add this one to your collection.