Photo: Transworld Cover – November 2001
Skater: Dustin Dollin
Spot: ?, Australia
Footage: Transworld, “Sight Unseen” (2001)
Photo: Transworld Cover – November 1995
Skater: Josh Kalis
Trick: Backside 180
Spot: Battery Spencer
Footage: No Footage
Transworld – TWS Archives November 1995 Vol. 13 Issue 11
Cover/trick mentioned in “chromeball interview #46: josh kalis” (2012):
“What about that classic backside ollie Transworld cover? Did that ever come out in a video?
No, there wasn’t a filmer that day. That was Skin and I trying to think of a place to skate. Somebody brought up this old Fort Miley-style spot on the other side of the bridge so we went and hit it. With the bridge in the background like that, I wanted to try and get something because I knew it would end up looking tight. Skin was down and that was that.
But that thing was ridiculously hard to skate. There was no pushing to get enough speed. You had to push a little and then make a 90-degree turn while grabbing on to this bar and yank yourself around in order to get speed. That was rough, but also after you land, there’s a slight downhill that immediately turns into gravel. It’s the most pointless thing you can ever fucking skate… but the photo came out dope.”
Photo: Transworld Cover – February 1995
Skater: Rob Dyrdek
Trick: Switch Backside Crooked Grind
Footage: Foundation, “The Dreams Of Children” (1994)
Skin Phillips’ first photo used for a magazine cover.
Photo: Transworld Cover – February 2013
Skater: Jim Greco
Trick: Backside 50-50
Chinatown, Los Angeles, California
Footage: Deathwish, “From Dawn ‘Til Dusk” (2013)
Transworld – Behind The Cover: Jim Greco
Skin Phillips on the trick, from Transworld’s “Our Favorite Covers Of 2013 And The Stories Behind Them” (2013):
“This backside 50-50 of Jim Greco was shot during Deathwish’s Skate & Create. Most of our days had been mapped out in some of the city’s landmarks, Jim mentioned to me that he had a couple of things he wanted to skate in Chinatown. So at bird’s fart, we meet Jim in Chinatown, the first day we get the footplant in front of the temple and the next day this on the parking hut. Jim turned up in a suspicious looking van and unloads an 8×4, shopping trolley, some 2x4s and before you can say Jeremy Klien, we have two sweet morning missions in the bag.”
Photo: Transworld Cover – September 2008
Skater: Nick Trapasso
Trick: Frontside 5-0
Long Beach, California
Footage: Transworld, “And Now” (2008)
Jon Holland + ?
Nick Trapasso talks about the trick on The Bunt, “Season 6 Episode 12 Ft. Nick Trapasso” (2018).
Photo: Transworld Cover – October 1997
Skater: Chad Muska
Trick: Frontside Lipslide
Costa Mesa, California
Footage: Shorty’s, “Fulfill The Dream” (1998)