December 1983


Inside This Mag: "Days of Infamy" at the Mountain Manor Ramp and a series of interviews about skateboarding in the '80s

TH8312
Cover: Big Steve – Frontside Grind Photo: Mofo

Also In This Issue: The Concrete Criminals and photograffiti

Music Articles:
Max's Language, the Ditch and Suburban Nightmare

December 1983

Santa Cruz ad, Variflex ad


December 1983

Contents page, Tracker Trucks ad


December 1983

Mail Drop, Rector ad


December 1983

Alva Skates ad, Burton ad


December 1983

Steep Slopes, Ugly Stix ad, Brand-X


December 1983

Ask The Doctor with Dr. Rick Blackheart, Hawk Gloves, Flite ad, Val Surf ad


December 1983

The Skater's Edge, Bob Denike, Seaflex ad


December 1983

Skateboard Specialists ad, Uncle Wiggley Skateboards


December 1983

Skates on Haight, Walker ad, Subscribe page


December 1983

Concrete Criminals, Madrid ad


December 1983

Days of Infamy! A Serious Chain of Events, Mark Rogowski, Mike McGill


December 1983

Steve Olson, Lance Mountain


December 1983

Lance Mountain, Steve Caballero


December 1983

Photograffiti; Florida, Texas, Argentina, Hawaii, California


December 1983

Texas, Belgium, Wyoming, Iowa, Canada, Italy


December 1983

Competition, M.E.S.S., John Grigley, Eric Nash


December 1983

A Skate Investigation, Lee Carter, Joe Lopes


December 1983

JAK's Team Interview, 6 Top CASL Amateurs


December 1983

Donel, Skate Rock!, The UPstairs


December 1983

CFY Records, The Faction, Tom Sims 1983 Contest Results


December 1983

On Board, Coming Events, Trash


December 1983

Paramount Mail Order, On Board, Fog Town ad


December 1983

Ripstik ad, Thrasher Products page


December 1983

Vision ad, Somethin' Else, El Rollo


December 1983

Independent ad, Powell Peralta ad


December 1983

  • Love and Guts Tours Japan

    Love and Guts Tours Japan
    The OGs Ngoho, Mountain, Alba and Olson descend upon Japan to tear into some concrete and present their creative craftsmanship. Love and Guts, lay it all on the line.
  • Curb Appeal: Ryan Maddox Photo Collection

    Curb Appeal: Ryan Maddox Photo Collection
    Curb skating is a blast but it's rarely the subject of a photo essay. Ryan Maddox documents the art of colliding with curbs and shows that, if you're up close enough, every slappy is a lightning strike.
  • DLX's "Escape from SF" Art Show/Skate Jam Photos

    DLX's "Escape from SF" Art Show/Skate Jam Photos
    Since not all of us can have a private tour of their warehouse, DLX was kind enough to take a selection of goodies down to Black Long Beach for a lil’ art show.
  • Jake Phelps Lifetime Retrospective

    Jake Phelps Lifetime Retrospective
    Jake led one of the most extraordinary lives of all time. There’s no way to fully document his legend but we did our best. Based on the June 2019 memorial mag (and expanded here), this massive feature has 50 years’ worth of Jake photos as well as testimonials from his closest friends. It’s almost impossible to absorb all of this content in one sitting and it’s meant to be sampled in various stages. His story will live forever and his spirit continues in everyone who loves to roll. We love you, Jake!
  • Vans Pool Party 2019 Video

    Vans Pool Party 2019 Video
    This was the 15th and final Vans Pool Party at the Combi Bowl in Orange, CA, and it was fired the F UP! From the Legends to the Masters to the Pros, everybody put it on the line for this one. May the fourth be with you all.