Two words, one name. The Dragon, Ostness.
The first 'Stunt of the Month' was the mute grab. And there was an inset picture of a screamer grab. Also in the first issue - Kent Krietler grabbing off a cliff, Brad Holmes in the pipe, and McConkey doing a backey (not to mention Derek Heidt and the infamous Burton ad.)
The second issue ever had Dean Cummings on the cover, spinning a 3.
So don't say that no one got that kind of coverage before the NCAF. Also in that second issue of FREEZE were Loubek - 360 mute - and, once again, Ostness - nightime halfpipe on what are some early twin tips.
Oh, now we get to the third issue of FREEZE. Ostness, again, as a conmtender on k2 poachers. Andrew Shepard grabbing on the cover. And the first trick sequence in FREEZE! That would be Bryce Raney...on fruitboots.
And, appearing in the last issue that year, once again we have - drum roll, please - Kris Ostness.