first 12 issues of "Thrasher" online for free

If you’re not familiar with “Thrasher,” it is a skateboarding magazine that has been around since 1981. In celebration of their 25th anniversary they’ve released some high res pdfs of their first 12 issues. You might not get the same kicks looking at them as I did, but they might come in handy for making a display in the teen section of your library.

Back issues of the magazine were one of the only reasons I went to the library in high school. Yeah, “Thrasher,” study hall, and occasionally using EBSCO on CD-ROM to look up articles about bands. I don’t think I’ve ever told this story here, so let me say it was a *proud* moment when I ran into my favorite librarians from high school and got to tell her that I turned out to be a librarian. She instantly knew my name after eight years had passed. Amazing!

The First 12 Mags.

2 thoughts on “first 12 issues of "Thrasher" online for free”

  1. I’m still waiting for someone to digitize back issues of Skateboarder magazine, which was my bible in the mid-to-late 1970s. Seeing the documentary Dogtown a few years back really stoked my nostalgia for my old G&S Fibreflex board and my Kryptonics Micke Alba board.

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