April 1985


Inside This Mag: The 48-hour Thrashathon in San Luis Obispo and an interview with Christian Hosoi

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Cover: Christian Hosoi – Andrecht Photo: Mofo

Also In This Issue: Snowboarding action and some modern skate comics

Music Articles:
The Afflicted


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Santa Cruz ad, Alva Skates ad


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Contents page, Tracker Trucks ad


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Mail Drop, Powell Peralta ad


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Z-Rollers, Brand X, Variflex ad


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Skarfing Material, Hosoi ad


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Ask the Doctor with Dr. Rick Blackheart, Ken Park Madrid ad


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Back Issues, Street Talk, Skates


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The Skatter's Edge, Venture Trucks


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Action Sports skateboards, Subscribe page


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Frat Rats, Eric Horn


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Steve Douglas, Bob Schmeizer, Eric Horn, Bob Denike, Schmitt Stix


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Gremic Skates, NMB, Skates on Haight


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Ladies and gentleman it's...CHRIST, Christian Hosoi


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Ladies and gentleman it's...CHRIST, Christian Hosoi


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Dream Wheels, Ugly Stix, Bones Brigade Video, Willows Skate & Surf


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Orange Cylce Works, Christian Hosoi


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Christian Hosoi


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"Stoked on Snowboarding"


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"Stoked on Snowboarding"


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Walker ad, Go Skate, Modern Skate Comix


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Street Spots


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No Win Situation, Product Patrol


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Step by Step, Backside Boneless, Roller Wheels, Chemical Warfare Gloves


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Paramount Mail Order, The Afflicted


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Thrashion, Products


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Atlantic Skates, Kryptonics, Notes From The Underground


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Pus-Zone, Deluxe, Igor's Record Collection, John Gibson Zorlac ad


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On Board, Coming Events, Trash


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Skateparkin', Big Boys


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Thunder Trucks, Trash, Zinger


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Skateboard Specialists, Vision Weekly World News


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Kryptonics ad, Somethin' Else


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Tommy Guerrero Independent ad, Powell Peralta ad


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    "Exposure 2019" Photos
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