The Skateboarder's Journal

The Skateboarder's Journal

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The vision of SBJ is this: to respect and honor skateboard history, both the neglected aspects and the over-exposed elements, while supporting the free evolution of all skateboarding disciplines as entities unto themselves– with individual subcultures that need not be chained to Old School nostalgia nor artifically steered down a narrow course.

Interviews and features with skateboarders from all eras and all disciplines: street, vert, longboarding, racing, freestyle and just plain old skating. In this second decade of this new century, all-around skateboarding is once again enjoying a renaissance, just as it did in the mid-1970s through the mid-1980s, Approaches that were considered “alternative” for the last twenty years – such as longboarding, slalom, downhill, all-purpose cruising, and flatland freestyle – are now more readily accepted. SBJ will treat all of these time-honored aspects of skateboarding with the respect they deserve.

The Skateboarder’s Journal will delve into all dimensions of skateboarding – culture, history, art, travel, technology and the future. We will also bring you photography from the world’s best skate photographers.

Content is foremost. It will be presented in a clean, classic format that focuses your attention on what’s important, not on indulgent graphic design.

Paid-for application downloads include one issue of the user’s choice.
Further future issues and back issues can be purchased within the app.
Subscriptions are also available within the application. A subscription will start from the next released issue.
Available subscriptions are:

12 months: £7.49/ US$10.99 (4 Issues)

-The subscription will renew automatically unless cancelled more than 24 hours before the end of the current period, you will be charged for renewal within 24 hours of the end of the current period, for the same duration and at the current subscription rate for the product.
-You may turn off the auto-renewal of subscriptions through your Account Settings, however you are not able to cancel the current subscription during its active period.
-Payment will charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when a subscription to that publication is purchased

Bundles of single issues can be also be bought within the application. To use purchased credits, simply click on the issue price and select ‘use credit’. This allows you to purchase back issues at reduced prices.

Users can register for/ login to a pocketmags account in-app. This will protect their issues in the case of a lost device and allow browsing of purchases on multiple platforms. Existing pocketmags users can retrieve their purchases by logging into their account.

We recommend loading the app for the first time in a wi-fi area so that all issue data is retrieved.
If your app will not load past the splash page after a first install or an update please delete and reinstall the app from the App Store

Help and frequently asked questions be accessed in-app and on pocketmags.
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