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Re: how many slappers have a thrasher mag subscription?
« Reply #30 on: June 20, 2022, 03:06:40 PM »
I resubscribed for the digital version. Received one physical mag out of it and now it's just crickets. Idk what happened.

That mag wasn't really that interesting though. It's basically a brochure for companies to be like "by our shit". There was a cool photo of Nick Matthews doing an Ollie though. Every once in a while there will be some interesting interviews but it's hard to relate to most skaters as an adult. Also its just genuinely not worth getting invested in them either, i got money i need to stack.
idk man, the “people i’ve known” sections are always so good. and the one article where it was forrest saying what he’d do if he ran the country or skate industry (can’t remember which one exactly) is gold

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Re: how many slappers have a thrasher mag subscription?
« Reply #31 on: June 20, 2022, 03:21:24 PM »
My partner got me a subscription for my birthday this year. Havent had one in a while. I usually wait for interviews to get posted online but thrasher site is dogawful to use. Print is nice
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Re: how many slappers have a thrasher mag subscription?
« Reply #32 on: June 20, 2022, 03:26:23 PM »
had a subscription from 2015 to 2019
unsubbed because:
-phelps died, and I miss his content
-international is 75bucks steep
-lot of articles end up being on the site
-they have money from gear, dont feel the need to support them with subscription (although I might be very wrong here)

all in all, I still buy a particular issue if its special, like the 500th one.
Also I like shit like trash talk and quotes at the end of every issue, so I would definitely keep my subscription if it was 20$. Counting also the free shirt its definitely a good value

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Re: how many slappers have a thrasher mag subscription?
« Reply #33 on: June 20, 2022, 03:30:15 PM »
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Somebody pointed out that if you simply allow your subscription to lapse, rather than renewing, you will get sent that free T-shirt every time. Take that shirt, sell it online, and VOILA! You have a free subscription for a year.
Unless you really need another thrasher T-shirt, that is.
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That’s my plan. $20 for a tshirt is great, I bet they cost more than that at Zumies. Oh and the mag is nice

Also sold the Supreme Julia Fox poster thst came in the mag for $23

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Re: how many slappers have a thrasher mag subscription?
« Reply #34 on: June 20, 2022, 03:37:58 PM »
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I’ve had a subscription for the last few years. It’s cheap and you a get a free T-shirt.  I like reading it while I poop.
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reminds me of a simpler time before cell phones and when you intimately knew the back of the shampoo bottle
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Exactly!

It's great to have something to do wherever that doesn't involve a screen.

Yeah the sub is definitely worth it.

You are stuck on the toilet in the imminent vicinity of both a shelf that is equivalent to the Great Library of Alexandria of shampoo bottles and a cell phone with access to nothing but Thrasher's Instagram feed - which one do you choose? Painfully honest question.

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Re: how many slappers have a thrasher mag subscription?
« Reply #35 on: June 20, 2022, 03:51:29 PM »
I definitely appreciate the photography but I don’t have a subscription because I like to be surprised.
But I would gladly pay for a Free subscription, can’t find them anywhere on the west coast US

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Re: how many slappers have a thrasher mag subscription?
« Reply #36 on: June 20, 2022, 04:16:51 PM »
i have it, but this is my last year. i dont care about any of these new skaters anymore. i opened the last issue and realized i didnt know who tf a lot of these people were so i think that's when i realized it was it for me.

i still fw skate jawn and will continue to subscribe. literally only bc theyre the only mag with limosine ads

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Re: how many slappers have a thrasher mag subscription?
« Reply #37 on: June 20, 2022, 04:34:05 PM »
I have one and it is worth it to me.
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Re: how many slappers have a thrasher mag subscription?
« Reply #38 on: June 20, 2022, 04:42:26 PM »
I do too.

Enough content to keep me stoked. And a free shirt?
Dirt cheap.

I have soooo many of those white tshirts. Most of the time I don't even open them.  One year they sent me a gray one and I wore holes in it.  I got a small for my wife once and it was black!  The last one sent was white but the logo is purple.


I might go through a mag once and only read what I feel like and have no guilt.  When I was in middle school I would read every article/caption/legal and ad cover to cover (big brother was always the most entertaining).   At one point I had subs to Transworld, thrasher, slap, skateboarder, and the skateboard mag at the same time.  Pre cellphone pooping material.

$17 no biggie.  I currently have 4 sitting on the foyer table that I need to crack open.

In my shed I have 3 large tubs of old skate magazines/zines/catalogues.  My wife thinks it's stupid.  Maybe one day my kids will be into them, but I probably wouldn't let them see the big brothers.  I'll arrange for them to be periodically sent to my old folks home and I will be stoked in my dementia.

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Re: how many slappers have a thrasher mag subscription?
« Reply #39 on: June 20, 2022, 06:04:27 PM »
Not since 98. Normally I’d say get one for Lowcard instead but not anymore. Got a LC sub a few years ago and got the shirt and first mag but then kept getting over looked on the next 3 until I emailed them. Then they skipped me on the last 2 so I emailed multiple times and got ghosted. I like Rob and the mag but Christ! I paid for the mags and only got 4 out of 6. I finally gave up. I’ll give Confusion my $ from now on.

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Re: how many slappers have a thrasher mag subscription?
« Reply #40 on: June 20, 2022, 06:07:24 PM »
Not since 98. Normally I’d say get one for Lowcard instead but not anymore. Got a LC sub a few years ago and got the shirt and first mag but then kept getting over looked on the next 3 until I emailed them. Then they skipped me on the last 2 so I emailed multiple times and got ghosted. I like Rob and the mag but Christ! I paid for the mags and only got 4 out of 6. I finally gave up. I’ll give Confusion my $ from now on.

I only got 2 out of 6 from my LC sub hahaha.

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Re: how many slappers have a thrasher mag subscription?
« Reply #41 on: June 20, 2022, 06:16:32 PM »
I used to, but I have a hard time justifying a monthly 100+ page magazine that I will probably skim through and throw it away.  It's not about the money, it's about justifying the wastefulness of print media.

If there's a blurb or a pic from one of my buddies I'll usually try to get a copy though.

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Re: how many slappers have a thrasher mag subscription?
« Reply #42 on: June 20, 2022, 09:10:17 PM »
My brothers got one.

I wish I had one.
Plz stop killing each other
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Re: how many slappers have a thrasher mag subscription?
« Reply #43 on: June 20, 2022, 10:17:48 PM »
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Somebody pointed out that if you simply allow your subscription to lapse, rather than renewing, you will get sent that free T-shirt every time. Take that shirt, sell it online, and VOILA! You have a free subscription for a year.
Unless you really need another thrasher T-shirt, that is.
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That’s my plan. $20 for a tshirt is great, I bet they cost more than that at Zumies. Oh and the mag is nice
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Also sold the Supreme Julia Fox poster thst came in the mag for $23

Lol what site did you sell it on?

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Re: how many slappers have a thrasher mag subscription?
« Reply #44 on: June 20, 2022, 10:31:59 PM »
at least 6 maybe 12


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Re: how many slappers have a thrasher mag subscription?
« Reply #45 on: June 20, 2022, 10:40:44 PM »
I got a subscription on a whim a few years ago, and I think it's great. It's cheap, I get a shirt, and most importantly I get something interesting but ephemeral to read which isn't the giant monitor I sit in front of all day or the phone I use to distract me from that.
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Re: how many slappers have a thrasher mag subscription?
« Reply #46 on: June 20, 2022, 11:03:16 PM »
I do. It's mostly just for the Anti-Hero ads, but even those have even become much more tame and predictable over the years. There is occasionally some good stuff in it, but there are only so many two-page ads featuring rails/big gap that I can see without falling asleep.
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Re: how many slappers have a thrasher mag subscription?
« Reply #47 on: June 20, 2022, 11:51:38 PM »
I bought the June 1999 issue and thought it sucked. Never bought another one.

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Re: how many slappers have a thrasher mag subscription?
« Reply #48 on: June 21, 2022, 12:09:47 AM »
No because I live in the UK but I had a Transworld subscription gifted to me and then they stopped making the magazine so I got sent Men's Health for about 9 months.

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Re: how many slappers have a thrasher mag subscription?
« Reply #49 on: June 21, 2022, 01:24:53 AM »
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Somebody pointed out that if you simply allow your subscription to lapse, rather than renewing, you will get sent that free T-shirt every time. Take that shirt, sell it online, and VOILA! You have a free subscription for a year.
Unless you really need another thrasher T-shirt, that is.
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That’s my plan. $20 for a tshirt is great, I bet they cost more than that at Zumies. Oh and the mag is nice
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Also sold the Supreme Julia Fox poster thst came in the mag for $23
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Lol what site did you sell it on?

www.eBay.com

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Re: how many slappers have a thrasher mag subscription?
« Reply #50 on: June 21, 2022, 01:45:58 AM »
I do too.

Enough content to keep me stoked. And a free shirt?
Dirt cheap.
how does it work for euros? shipping, time of arrival, costs etc?

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Re: how many slappers have a thrasher mag subscription?
« Reply #51 on: June 21, 2022, 02:23:13 AM »
I had the subscription this year but the international shipping is terrible, I always go 3 months behind so probably I will not renew. I got the april issue last week...

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Re: how many slappers have a thrasher mag subscription?
« Reply #52 on: June 21, 2022, 03:22:29 AM »
I've been a Thrasher subscriber for a long, long time and it's always a good feeling when an issue hits the mailbox.

The price is pretty good too for international, about 6 euros per issue (it's 10,40€ in stores) and a free t-shirt.

Covid and rising costs for shipping have definitely had an effect thought, as before the newest issue arrived at about the same time as in US, like now the newest mag is August 2022, but I'm still waiting for the June issue...

But then again it's not faster to pick up the mag at the store either and most skateshops only carry the gear, not the mags.

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Re: how many slappers have a thrasher mag subscription?
« Reply #53 on: June 21, 2022, 04:31:25 AM »
I've been a Thrasher subscriber for a long, long time and it's always a good feeling when an issue hits the mailbox.

The price is pretty good too for international, about 6 euros per issue (it's 10,40€ in stores) and a free t-shirt.

Covid and rising costs for shipping have definitely had an effect thought, as before the newest issue arrived at about the same time as in US, like now the newest mag is August 2022, but I'm still waiting for the June issue...

But then again it's not faster to pick up the mag at the store either and most skateshops only carry the gear, not the mags.

What country are you living in? It the local tabac here in France, Thrasher is 8 euro but is always like two months behind.

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Re: how many slappers have a thrasher mag subscription?
« Reply #54 on: June 21, 2022, 08:23:38 AM »
I have one but they haven’t sent me a mag since March u get a free shirt tho so it’s p good deal
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Re: how many slappers have a thrasher mag subscription?
« Reply #55 on: June 21, 2022, 08:45:13 AM »
I haven't had a subscription since... 1999? Although I kept buying Thrasher until probably 2007. Randomly buy a mag if it has old G's in it, but that is all.

I will say though... free t-shirt and a year of mags is a good deal

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Re: how many slappers have a thrasher mag subscription?
« Reply #56 on: June 21, 2022, 08:50:55 AM »
I was always a Transworld guy

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Re: how many slappers have a thrasher mag subscription?
« Reply #57 on: June 21, 2022, 09:33:27 AM »
I subscribe every year. It's fun to get a physical piece of skateboarding media in the mail every month. I won't pretend it's any sort of brain busting literature but it's skateboarding and it's nice to read about it.

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Re: how many slappers have a thrasher mag subscription?
« Reply #58 on: June 21, 2022, 09:39:30 AM »
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Re: how many slappers have a thrasher mag subscription?
« Reply #59 on: June 21, 2022, 09:57:24 AM »
Kinda off topic but does anyone know why the link to subscribe to Free Mag doesn't work? Like before I email them.