September 1981


Inside This Mag: Variflex/Kona Summer Nationals and the Great Canadian Open

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Cover: Steve Caballero – Lien Air. Photo: Kevin Thatcher

Also In This Issue: Texas Underground Competition and the Rat Hole Contest

Music Articles:
The Big Boys


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Santa Cruz ad, Madrid ad


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Contents page, G&S ad, Independent ad


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Mail Drop, Donel ad, Vision Sports Inc., The Variflex X


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Thrasher stickers and buttons, Walker ad, Mail Drop, Speed Rings, Powell Peralta ad


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The Great Canadian Open


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Kona Summer Nationals


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Kona Summer Nationals, Neil Blender, Monty Nolder, Mike Smith, Chris Baucom


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Life & Death, A Step Beyond Pay Skateboarding?


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Life & Death, A Step Beyond Pay Skateboarding?, Chris Cook


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Competition, Texas Underground, Tom Barrows


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Rat Hole Contest, Kryptonics ad, Skates on Haight ad


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Wild Riders of Boardz


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On Board, Cascade Racing Association


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Notes From The Underground, Subscribe page


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8X10 John Gibson, Tracker Trucks ad


September 1981

  • Urethane's "Gravity" Music Video

    Urethane's "Gravity" Music Video
    Steve Caballero’s new pop-punk outfit unveils its inaugural music vid featuring Kevin Staab and some ripping hooks. Read Cab’s words on the crew and then jam out with some certified legends.
  • "Urethane" – Steve Caballero's New Band

    "Urethane" – Steve Caballero's New Band
    Cab’s got a new band with a debut album on the horizon. Check the details then get in the pit.
  • NJ Skateshop's "BRICK CITY KIDS" Video

    NJ Skateshop's "BRICK CITY KIDS" Video
    Quim, Carroll, Huf and a host of East Coast legends pop up in this proper tribute to the best brick spots in Jersey and NYC. Nothin’ beats the sound of that ground.
  • Talking Ed: Kevin Thatcher Interview

    Talking Ed: Kevin Thatcher Interview
    Thrasher founding editor Kevin Thatcher set the stage for everything that has come since. This 40-year ride we have all been a part of could never have happened without him. We caught up with the humble, elusive legend. As seen in the Jan. 2021 issue.
  • T-Eddy Awards 2020

    T-Eddy Awards 2020
    Last year was the worst, which means we’ve got an extra-stacked pack of T-Eddys for the skate world’s gaffes and god-awful moments. Plenty of praise in there, too! Don’t get pissed if you made the list.