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
Cover: Pat Duffy – Frontside 180 Nosegrind Photo: Kanights
Inside This Mag: Interviews with Neal Hendrix and Salman Agah Also In This Issue: Step by step tricks and NSA #1 Santa Barbara Skate Zone contest Music Articles: Beastie Boys, L7, Soundgarden, Dwarves, Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, NOFX, Young Gods, Raw Fusion and Consolidated
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.