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


September 1981

Santa Cruz ad, Madrid ad


September 1981

Contents page, G&S ad, Independent ad


September 1981

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


September 1981

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


September 1981

Notes From The Underground, Subscribe page


September 1981

8X10 John Gibson, Tracker Trucks ad


September 1981

  • 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
  • Vans Park Series 2019: Shanghai, China

    Vans Park Series 2019: Shanghai, China
    This is a small taste of the skating taking place in the Far East right now. To watch the finals live, check the dates and times to keep up with the concrete demigods at this historic event.
  • 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. 
  • Burnout: Mad Doggin'

    Burnout: Mad Doggin'
    Tony Alva invented the frontside air, the skater attitude and maybe even the dirt ‘stache. It’s about time he got his own documentary! OC’s glitterati converged for the very special premier of The Tony Alva Story.