Raybourn, Parts, Navs, Strubing, and crew stopped at two legendary Santa Cruz spots, Derby and Buena enroute to the big NHS museum opening.
Steve Alba, Rune Glifberg, Al Partanen, Arto Saari, Rick McCrank, Bob Burnquist, Omar Hassan, and even Ronnie Creager ripping some backyard pits.
They built these ramps for the NHS museum to use as walls; we went down early and shredded 'em to give the needed texture. WIth Haslam, Hassan, Navs, Borden, Melvin, Strubing, Raybourn and more—the session heated up in the Cruz.
It's fitting that Indy would throw a party at this San Jose park which has some of the gnarliest terrain around. Here's Cab, Koston, Raybourn, Gravette, Haslam, Grosso, Red, and many other legends.
From Vincent Alvarez to Christian Hosoi, here's some more gems from the Van Doren Invitational. Thanks again Vans-that was one kick-ass contest!
The Vans US Open in Huntington Beach is going off with a Marseilles-inspired concrete wonderland poured right on the sand. Here's some gems from practice and qualifiers, with Raney, Hatchell, Blair, and more heating it up! Semis and finals tomorrow.
Cover: Phil Shao – Smith
Inside This Mag: Skating Burnside with Mark Gonzales, John Cardiel, Coco Santiago, Diggity Dawes, Skip Towne and more and interviews with Max Schaaf and Scott Johnson
Also In This Issue: Rad ams Doug Shoemaker, Nikhil Thayer and James Qua and skating in Santa Rosa and Boston
Music Articles: Santana, No Use For A Name and Gaunt
Cover: Jaya Bonderov – Nosegrind
Inside This Mag: Skating in Brazil and the East Coast and an interview with Omar Hassan
Also In This Issue: Steve Caballero on sponsorship
Music Articles: Beastie Boys, Entombed, the Frumpies, Dre Dog, NOFX and the Germs
Cover: Carl Shipman – Front Blunt
Inside This Mag: Thrasher's 13th Anniversary Issue featuring the Blue and Grey Tour and an interview with Simon Woodstock
Also In This Issue: Hot ams Fred Gall, Pancho Moller, Matt Pailes and John Minor and an interview with the artist behind Pitt, Dale Keown
Music Articles: NOFX, KRS-1, Morbid Angel, Cadillac Tramps and the Phantom Surfers
Cover: Omar Hassan – Lien Air
Inside This Mag: Skating trip to Europe and the NSA Amateur Finals in Reno, NV
Also In This Issue: Skate fiction
Music Articles: Revolting Cocks, Skatenigs, Sacred Reich, BL'AST and White Kaps
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.
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