• Phil Shao's "Tribute" Video

    Phil Shao's "Tribute" Video
    Phil Shao was a pioneer of the Skate Everything era and this tribute encapsulates his ATV power. Rip In Peace, Phil. The rest of the world is still trying to catch up to you.
  • Remembering Phil Shao

    Remembering Phil Shao
    20 years ago we lost Phil Shao. He was tragically killed in a car accident while back on the road after rehabbing his knee from ACL surgery. He embodied the archetype for modern day "all terrain" skating with 110% raw power. Style and brains eternal, we love you Phil Shao! —Bryce Kanights
  • Loveletters To Skateboarding: Unleashed the East Part 2

    Loveletters To Skateboarding: Unleashed the East Part 2
    Grosso sits down with Jerry Hsu to talk about rad Asian skaters in part 2 of the Loveletters.
  • Remembering Phil Shao

    Remembering Phil Shao
    Phil Shao, 1973-1998. 18 years dead? Well when he was here, he was doin' it. Blind School pool in Berkeley had three covers. His Smith over the box was top shelf. They only take the good ones. Miss you daily. Always with style, Phil MF Shao. —Jake Phelps
  • From the Crypt: On the Road Volume 9

    From the Crypt: On the Road Volume 9
    Speyer, Shao, and others are greeted by NYC ambassadors Peter Bici, Chris and Jones Keefe, and Rob Gangemi.
  • Phil Shao: 15 Hard Years

    Phil Shao: 15 Hard Years
    Not a day goes by when I don't look at the sky and ask why. Miss you blood. —Jake Phelps
  • From the Crypt: On the Road Volume 8

    From the Crypt: On the Road Volume 8
    Wade Speyer, Phil Shao, and others are a long way from home as they head to New York and hit the streets.
  • From the Crypt: On the Road Volume 7

    From the Crypt: On the Road Volume 7
    More Shao, Speyer, Pailes, Bici, and Choppy Omega. Wade's final transfer is make or break all the skin off your body.
  • From the Crypt: On the Road Volume 6

    From the Crypt: On the Road Volume 6
    Some wood parks get set on fire by the skating of Donny Barley, Phil Shao, and others. You gotta see Wade Speyer's bowl grind at 1:38.
  • Classics: Phil Shao "Dedication"

    Classics: Phil Shao "Dedication"
    Having a distinctive style while shredding every kind of terrain is as rad as it gets. And Phil Shao is a great example. Here's Al Partanen introducing a classic part from the 1998 Think video.
  • ROUGH CUT: Blake Norris' "Julia" Part

    ROUGH CUT: Blake Norris' "Julia" Part
    Blake goes for broke in The Bay, taking on security, sketchy sidewalks and Clipper with absolute conviction. These streets ain’t easy.
  • Slam Demons: The New Blood

    Slam Demons: The New Blood
    The inverse of skate glory is the agony of a slam. Shown here are the demons which lurk in the shadows of every spot, waiting to strike and feast on failure. They cannot be banished, only embraced. So roll on.
  • Thrasher Radio S02 Ep.09: Mike Carroll

    Thrasher Radio S02 Ep.09: Mike Carroll
    Gerwer and Schmitty get Carroll to set the record straight on Kelch kicking T-Dogs out of EMB, spider bites on the road, club tracks and Phelper stories. Nerd out with one of the greats.
  • The "Crianzas in Alicante" Video

    The "Crianzas in Alicante" Video
    Marek Zaprazny, Youness Amrani and an elite cadre of technicians smack the streets of Spain with forceful pop and precision. Their kicker game will boost your mood.
  • Honor Roll 2020: The Top Women and Non-Traditional Skaters of the Year

    Honor Roll 2020: The Top Women and Non-Traditional Skaters of the Year
    It wasn’t just the stock dudes that put out an unprecedented amount of raw ripping last year. Here are the non-traditional skaters that got the highest marks in 2020.
  • 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.