Whiplash #7

Zine: Whiplash
Issue: 7
Created by: Lou Wolgast, Darren Kraft
Format: 8 1/2" x 11"
Where: Newton, NJ
When: 1988

BMX freestyle was having a hard time at the end of the 1980s. The AFA was waning and factory-sponsored contest-culture was dying out. Like skateboarding at the time, the sport had a huge pop-culture influence and subsequent cash influx by bandwagon-esque companies. But just when you thought it was going to stick, there was an equally huge decline and mass exodus of funds once the market determined the "fad" was over. What was left was a grand mal seizure-like shaking out, and an underground that rose from its ashes. 

This transition was documented well in zines like Whiplash. 

Notes: No notes. It's a great zine.

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