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


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  • T-Eddy Awards 2019

    T-Eddy Awards 2019
    Everyone’s favorite annual award ceremony is back to celebrate the year’s best breakthroughs and bunts. If you can’t make SOTY, might as well hope for a T-Eddy. See the list and guess who’ll get pissed.
  • Mofo's 60th Birthday Bash Photos

    Mofo's 60th Birthday Bash Photos
    A cabal of skaters and punks went out to the Bay to help Mofo kick off his 60s Skate Rock style. The photo legend had an art show with some of his most iconic prints along with two nights of unadulterated jams from the likes of JFA, The Faction, Clay Wheels, and Drunk Injuns. Happy birthday, Mofo!
  • Flogging Molly Salty Dog Cruise

    Flogging Molly Salty Dog Cruise
    A floating punk-rock festival adrift in the high seas? Walk the plank! Flogging Molly has hosted this epic cruise several times and this year they added skating to the mix. This feature includes interviews with Steve Caballero, Matt Hensley, Pennywise, Stiff Little Fingers, and Pegboy.
  • Clash at Clairemont Photos

    Clash at Clairemont Photos
    The Clash at Clairemont went down on Saturday with a stacked roster of pro and am skateboarders throwing down for a good cause—to help fight cancer.
  • Vans Park Series: Shanghai Photos

    Vans Park Series: Shanghai Photos
    The Vans Park Series kicked off the 2019 year in Shanghai, China. Lots of people made it out to the finals—from legends like Tony Hawk to new-age rippers like CJ Collins. This stop was an amazing way to fire it up and we’ll see you in Brazil. —Lui Elliott