Slap (magazine)

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Slap Magazine
CategoriesSkate magazine
FrequencyMonthly
First issue1992
Final issue2008
CompanyThrasher (magazine)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Websitehttps://www.slapmagazine.com/

Slap Magazine was an American skate magazine co-founded by Lance Dawes in 1992, while he worked for Trasher.[1] Slap was distributed by High Speed Productions for 16 years.[2] The Slap Magazine website: slapmagazine.com/ stills serves as a highly popular Message board for skateboarding content and conversation.[3][4]

Magazine history[edit]

Dawes worked at Thrasher as a darkroom technician, developing film and printing for the magazine. It was Thrasher's idea to start a new magazine, choosing Dawes to spearhead it because he was the youngest dude that worked at Thrasher, rode for Dogtown skateboards, and skated everyday, often skating at Embarcadero.[5]

The first issue, April 1992, featured Mike Carroll with a backside 50-50, photographed by Dawes.[3] Slap magazine was for many years under the editorial stewardship of Mark Whiteley.[6] Additional significant contributors to Slap magazine were: Joe Brook, Tim Butler, Brandy Faucette, John Trippe, and a long list of staff and other contributors.[7]

The last Slap print issue was in December 2008.[3] Despite discontinuing its publishing, Slap has continued to be publish skate media with its website and online message board, which is known as the go-to place for skateboarding rumors and news.[3][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Davis, Larry (2019-05-27). "Lance Dawes Interview". Skate Jawn. Retrieved 2019-10-12.
  2. ^ "Slap Magazine < Skately Library". skately.com. Retrieved 2019-10-12.
  3. ^ a b c d "The First Covers of Iconic Skateboarding MagazinesSlap". Complex. Retrieved 2019-10-12.
  4. ^ Chops (2018-11-08). "chrome ball interview #122: lance dawes". the chrome ball incident. Retrieved 2019-10-15.
  5. ^ "Lance Dawes Interview". North. Retrieved 2019-10-13.
  6. ^ "TWS 10: Dead Print Mags". TransWorld SKATEboarding. 2015-06-17. Retrieved 2019-10-13.
  7. ^ a b "AN INTERVIEW WITH THE SLAP MESSAGE BOARD ADMINS". Jenkem Magazine. 2017-11-15. Retrieved 2019-10-12.