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: An interview with Matt Beach and skating in San Jose Also In This Issue: Skating in Zimbabwe, rad ams Steve Roetter, Jamie Fortune and Satva Leung and the life and times of Ben Schroeder Music Articles: Slayer, Kurt Cobain from the grave, Hurrivane, Nine Pound Hammer and notes from the road on the JFA tour
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.