A short five years ago when I decided to publish a skateboard culture magazine, it wasn't without good company or some hefty shoes to fill. While the idea wasn't to take over anyone's legacy, there was a clear void to be filled in the realm of skateboarding as a culture vs. skateboarding as a sport. It would take a lot of will and ambition to set out as an independent publisher and would require a bit of a push. That push was found behind a board rolling over concrete and has continued to initiate each issue. This is our twentieth issue and the vibes are superlative. We made it. Proudly, we present to you our Platinum Issue. Trip out. —Sandro.