Thrasher Magazine

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Thrasher was founded in 1981 by Fausto Vitello and Eric Swenson, primarily as a way to promote Independent Truck Company, their skateboard truck company. The magazine's first editor was Kevin Thatcher. Mofo became the second staff member, joining Thatcher in mid-1981. In 1993, Jake Phelps was named editor of the magazine. With him, he brought the punk-skater ethic to the world through his photojournalism, changing the essence of Thrasher, and in turn changing the sub-culture of skateboarding forever. In 1999, the magazine sponsored a PlayStation game called Thrasher Presents Skate and Destroy. Vitello's son, Tony, took over as owner of the magazine after his father died of a heart attack in 2006, and Swenson died by suicide in 2011. On March 14, 2019, long-time editor Jake Phelps died. Photographer Michael Burnett is the magazine's current editor-in-chief.
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Atlantic Drift (Series Overview) cover
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Atlantic Drift - Episode 10 - Moscow cover
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Atlantic Drift - Episode 3 - Paris cover
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Atlantic Drift - Episode 4 - New York cover
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Atlantic Drift - Episode 6 - San Francisco cover
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Atlantic Drift - Episode 7 - Las Vegas cover
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Atlantic Drift - Episode 8 - Hawaii cover
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Atlantic Drift - Episode 9 - Athens cover
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HUF / Thrasher - Brazil Tour cover
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HUF / Thrasher - Tour de Stoops cover
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