• July 1981

    July 1981
    Cover: Mike Pust – Handplant Photo: Mofo Inside This Mag: Ramp raging, Ray Rodriguez discusses ditch skating with Stacy Peralta and the Second Annual Morro Bay Slalom ContestAlso In This Issue: Modern moves with Rodney Mullen and Per Welinder and the GLSA Contest at Apple Skatepark in Columbus, OHMusic Articles: The Big Boys and the Dregs
  • June 1981

    June 1981
    Cover: Mike Smith - Frontside Smith Photo: Kevin Thatcher Inside This Mag: The Ranch Spring Nationals with competitors Mike Smith, Duane Peters, Mike Alba, Neil Blender and more and Steve Caballero, Roger Hickey and Steve Rocco talk about their favorite skatesAlso In This Issue: Top secret spots revealed and Texas spring competitionsMusic Articles: The Big Boys and U2
  • May 1981

    May 1981
    Cover: Duane Peters and Steve Caballero – Aggro Sweeper Re-entry, Lien Air Photos: Kevin Thatcher Inside This Mag: Skate City Whittier Pro/Am Contest with competitors Duane Peters, Lance Mountain, Steve Caballero, Neil Blender and more and a Swedish skate competitionAlso In This Issue: A day in the street, a night on the town, Sensation Basin's Third Anniversary Contest and the Galveston, TX contestMusic Articles: Adam and the Ants and the Big Boys
  • April 1981

    April 1981
    Cover: Allen Losi – Fakie Footplant Ollie Photo: Rose Inside This Mag: LA skatepark paradise and the mission to find the best pipes in Florida Also In This Issue: The ollie air and other unassisted, no handed aerial acrobatics and skating in DallasMusic Articles: The Big Boys and the Jam
  • March 1981

    March 1981
    Cover: Chris Miller - Bio Frontside Air Photo: Goodrich Inside This Mag: LA skatepark paradise and the Kona Pro/Am competitionAlso In This Issue: The art of dropping in and ASPOMusic Articles: 415 Compilation tunes and the Big Boys
  • February 1981

    February 1981
    Cover: Chris Strople - Frontside Slash Photo: Kevin Thatcher Inside This Mag: Lakewood Half-Pipe Pro/Am Contest, an interview with Shawn Peddle and rad public skateparksAlso In This Issue: Skate sessions in Berkeley, the Third Annual Pepsi Pro/Am Sensation Basin Skatepark Contest
  • January 1981

    January 1981
    Cover: artwork by Kevin Thatcher Inside This Mag: Upland Gold Cup Finale, downhill racing at in Capitola and at the Laguna Seca Raceway and semi-secret spots revealedAlso In This Issue: Street shredding and modern skate comics
  • ROUGH CUT: John Shanahan's "Cargo Sneaker" Part

    ROUGH CUT: John Shanahan's "Cargo Sneaker" Part
    When motivation runs low, make a bet to eat some cat food to reignite the spark. Shanahan gets the clips without chomping on the Meow Mix.
  • "Phelper's 9 Lives" Comix by Neckface

    "Phelper's 9 Lives" Comix by Neckface
    Jake Phelps swerved the Grim Reaper for decades. His near-death experiences only made him stronger. In a twisted tribute that Jake would have loved, Neckface celebrates some of Phelper's brushes with death.
  • Creature's "25 Years of the Vertical Vampire" Trailer

    Creature's "25 Years of the Vertical Vampire" Trailer
    Lance, Lucero, Burnett and a heavy cast tee up Nav’s new documentary. Peep the preview and set your alarm for the full vid hitting the CreachTube on Thursday.
  • Pretty's "ATL to SF" Video

    Pretty's "ATL to SF" Video
    Shareef Grady and ATL’s Pretty squad bounce from the South to get some at Clipper. Come for the stoke—stay for the roasts.
  • Krooked's "En Cuidad De México" Video

    Krooked's "En Cuidad De México" Video
    Bobby Worrest, Ronnie Sandoval, Manderson and company level bank-filled plazas, blast down spillways and mark up a mega pool in CDMX. Get it straight, watch Krooked.
  • Events
    In The Mag
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    Almost 20 years after Darrell Stanton’s cover, Carlos Ribeiro pays homage and hits Clipper with a switch backside noseblunt, landing square on the front of the February 2021 issue. Crack the back and find another history maker—Alex Midler’s Illegal Civ ender, a backside 270 ollie into the Sunset Carwash. WTF? More IC inside as we chat with Davonte Jolly about his new full-length vid GODSPEED. If the new year’s got you feeling nostalgic, look no further—we dip back into the ‘90s for a photo feature including The Phelper, Carroll, Stranger, Speyer, Hensley, Jovontae, Muska and more legends. Interview-wise, Dominick Walker gets grilled about living in Nyjah’s park, his push to turn pro and teaching the stars (or at least their kids) how to skate. Nick Michel, Henry Gartland and John Worthington all get the Heads treatment and Nora Vasconcellos chats with Ryan Townley about art, being a dog dad and filming for his new Layers part. Need a laugh? Check the Darren Navarrette People I’ve Known feature—the Vertical Vampire’s history goes deep. Finally, for all you music fanatics we’ve got interviews with Mogwai, Thurston Moore, Baptists and more. Start your year off right and plant your face into this issue.