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                                                                                                                                                                  SHARED ZONE

                                                                                                                                             No one reads this section.

                                                                                                                                             If you do then let me tell you something about this skatemag that appears on
                                                                                                                                             your screen.

                                                                                                                                             Backside was established 1996 in Switzerland. After two issues the skatemag
                                                                                                                                             turned off the lights due to a career break.

                                                                                                                                             23 years later nostalgia bundled with melancholy produced an another issue in
                                                                                                                                             2019/20 with the forecast for the fourth and final issue 23 years later in 2042.

                                                                                                                                             What has changed?
                                                                                                                                             The COVID provided some unexpected down time. In my case this sparked an
                                                                                                                                             outburst of more ideas and projects. One of them being the continuation of this
                                                                                                                                             skatemag with two small changes: The language (English) and the scope
                                                                                                                                             (international, broader topics).

                                                                                                                                             And yes, it has been 25 years too.
                                                                                                                                             Backside must be the longest running skatemag in history with the least
                                                                                                                                             number of ads, least number of issues, the biggest break in between them and
                                                                                                                                             the only skatemag without any videos on social media/website.
                                                                                                                                             So let’s keep breaking more records and have some fun doing it.

                                                                                                                                        COVER SHOT: ‘Ah. Swiss Banks. Hot. They are the coolest’ said a voice when Jeff
                                                                                                                                        Hedges & Claus Grabke skated this very spot in Winterthur, Switzerland in Santa Cruz
                                                                                                                                        ‘Streets on Fire’ in 1989. The location has not changed but the skating has with Jan Hirt
         THIS SHOT: I would pull a hamstring by putting up my feet to tie my shoelaces but Lino Haefeli ollies                          blasting a FS Ollie. Check out Santa Cruz full video on Youtube and move to 52:10 for
         the damn thing alltogether. It just seems a matter of time he will flip it or ollie the table tennis next to it.               some time capsule action.
         Photo: Patrick Biland                                                                                                          Photo: Hausfotograf Markus ‘Sörfi’ Schweingruber

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