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A Look Back: Dogtown and Z-Boys

DogTown and Z-Boys found an audience outside of strictly skaters. Tony Alva, Peggy Oki, Stacy Peralta and more from the OG Zephyr scene break down why it worked and what was missing.

  • Shota Kubo's "Dogtown" Part

    Shota Kubo's "Dogtown" Part
    Shota hops from Hawaii to LA with effortless flow, while cranking up the heat on a closer you won’t believe. The Kubo name is synonymous with style.
  • 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.
  • Vans Presents: The Tony Alva Story

    Vans Presents: The Tony Alva Story
    Vans will livestream the first ever Loveletters full-length film on Tony Alva, with a special Q&A hosted by Hosoi immediately after. Tune in at 5pm PST and tear up with Grosso one more time.  
  • Burnout: Show Dogs

    Burnout: Show Dogs
    Vans threw a big contest last weekend with a bunch of skaters you don’t usually associate with the words “organized competition.” Tyler Bledsoe, Breana Geering, Taylor Kirby, Austyn Gillette, Simon Bannerot, Mason Silva and hella more throw down the gauntlet for some fun in the OC sun.
  • 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