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 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.