Synopses & Reviews
Snowboarding is now the fastest growing sport ever, and much of its meteoric rise in popularity is thanks to a surprising source: skateboarding. Snowboard legends Tom Sims, Jake Burton, and Chuck Barfoot -- godfathers of the snowboard's development, from its back-hills roots to its place as trendy Olympic sport -- started as skaters. Fakie, mute grab, Indy air, invert Skate terms, no less. Snowboards are direct descendents of skateboards, as are the boarders themselves. When skaters started "boarding" in the early 1980s, Thrasher Magazine was there to record the bails and flails. Thrasher Snowboard captures the snowboard story with classic photos from the last twenty years, historical text, as well as references to the snow/skate experience, photograffiti from Thrasher readers, and the latest mountain drops, freestyle techniques, and pictorial pandemonium for which Thrasher is notorius.