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Blood & sweats.

FOR MOST PEOPLE, skating in sweatpants is a serious no-go. They pretty much tell the world you are phoning it in or, worse, you've crossed over into the jock realm of training gear. Here's a list of skaters who've made it onto the cover of Thrasher in these leisure-minded trousers. (This list excludes Jimmy'Zs, Pink Floyd pajamas and other Ben Kadow type expression pants. Sorry, Gonz and Gator.)

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* April 1985. Christian Hosoi gets inverted and breaks the sweatpants barrier.

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* January 1987. Jim Thiebaud takes it to the streets with a lipslide on a bank for some added urban flair.

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* It wasn't a cover but, holy smokes, check out the sheer magnitude of flowing fabric worn by Rob Welsh in 2003.

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* November 1987. Stevie Cab goes logo sweats. The industry has caught wind of this new marketing and merchandising opportunity.

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* June 1988. Christian Hosoi with the shorts over sweats look. It's heating up in the late '80s.

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* May 1990. Frankie Hill and the boardslide heard 'round the world. Chomping handrails like double-sided curbs in sweats. WTF?

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* August 2000. Toan Nguyen breaks the decade-plus sweats drought with some tech gnar. Who's next?

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