RIP Phil Shao



12 years ago, skateboarding lost one of its greats. You'll never grind the top bar at Fort Miley.


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Think – Dedication

  • RIP IN PEACE: Jeff “Load” Stephenson

    RIP IN PEACE: Jeff “Load” Stephenson
    Load was one of Atlanta's larger-than-life figures that influenced every skateboarder in his path. From setting the standard for DIY builds and teaching the young bucks to stapling P-Stone's leg shut, the scene remembers their legend.    
  • RIP IN PEACE: Scott Starr

    RIP IN PEACE: Scott Starr
    Scott Starr was a trusted photographer for Thrasher through the late '80s and early '90s. He shot our best-selling Birdman cover as well as many greats of that era. George Nagai remembers a Santa Barbara legend.
  • RIP IN PEACE: Pat Clark

    RIP IN PEACE: Pat Clark
    Pat Clark was a well-respected verticalist for the last four decades who appeared on our October '83 cover. Friends and family remember.
  • RIP IN PEACE: Kurtis Colamonico

    RIP IN PEACE: Kurtis Colamonico
    Kurtis wanted to share skateboarding with everyone and make them feel included. He did so with his Skate Kids program and his son Kruz. Joe Krolick spent many days in the field with him and shares these touching words and photos.
  • The Story of China Banks

    The Story of China Banks
    In a city full of iconic terrain, the bricks of China Banks represent hallowed ground. From Julien to Duffy to Shao and T-Funk, this is our humble homage to a legendary spot.