Cover: Chico Brenes – Gap To Back Tail Photo: Ogden
Inside This Mag: Tampa Pro Contest and an interview with Carl Shipman Also In This Issue: Santa Rosa Skatepark and skating in Atlanta Music Articles: The Descendents, Shudder to Think, the Promise Ring and Helmet
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
Inside This Mag: 1994 T-Eddy Awards, Jay Adams and killing time with Duane Peters Also In This Issue: Hendrix on Frazier and Frazier on Hendrix and skating in Philadelphia Music Articles: The Cows, Spearhead, Warzone, the Goops, Your Mom and Steel Wool
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.