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 Jaws dump-truck dives into the May issue and invites you to his 14-page freak show of an interview; Pappalardo talks cherry and Danny Way talks shotguns; Volcom searches for the truth in Hong Kong and Central America; Bones hits Spain; Powell unites the East Coast and a free Louie Lopez poster seals the deal. Add this one to your collection.