Bones Brigade: An Autobiography

  • Rodney Mullen
  • Mike Mcgill
  • Tommy Guerrero
  • Tony Hawk
  • Steve Caballero
  • Lance Mountain

Bones Brigade Blog

Signed and Framed Bones Brigade Decks - Fifth Colorway
Thank you to those that purchased signed Bones Brigade decks in shadowboxes. Because of your support $54,000 has been donated to the Tony Hawk Foundation. Read More
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Sixth Series

Sixth Series

April 27, 2015

Bones Brigade 6th series starts shipping June 15th. Read More
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George Powell - Documentary Short
George Powell is one of the very few skateboard builders in the world today who still manufactures many of his products in America under one roof just as he has always done Read More
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WIRED - Rodney Mullen

WIRED - Rodney Mullen

January 28, 2015

Wired posted a very interesting article on Rodney Mullen. Read More
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Stacy talks Bones Brigade Video Show
Sean Mortimer spoke with Stacy Peralta about how he changed skateboarding by way of the videocassette Read More
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It's always good to lead your kids by example, but sometimes you must also follow them and keep a close look out from behind to protect them ❤️ Clover Lavie (age 5) and I out riding motocross at @officialpalaraceway a week ago in the hot sun. Photo by my lovely wife @rachael_cab - 2015 #dadlife #makingmemories #fatherhood #protectthem #beadadnotafad #blessedlifestyle #motofamily
It's always good to lead your kids by example, but sometimes you must also follow them and keep a close look out from behind to protect them ❤️ Clover Lavie (age 5) and I out riding motocross at @officialpalaraceway a week ago in the hot sun. Photo by my lovely wife @rachael_cab - 2015 #dadlife  #makingmemories #fatherhood #protectthem #beadadnotafad #blessedlifestyle #motofamily
tonyhawk
@tonyhawk
Back in 2001 when I was a squatty, regular-footed remote-controlled skateboarder. I still get asked to sign these once in a while. This tailtap layback was TIGHT btw
Back in 2001 when I was a squatty, regular-footed remote-controlled skateboarder. I still get asked to sign these once in a while.
This tailtap layback was TIGHT btw
lancemountain
@lancemountain
We meet our friend Kevin Foster at Perkins palace doing back flips of the stacks at a punk show in the early 80's he had skate shoes so we asked if he skated. He became a local at our ramp & had a very creative approach. He even had a trick he made up called Glory to Glory, the only trick that is performed as a two wall combo not just one. He made up the stalefish frontside invert pictured here & seen in Tws "anyone anything article. Kevin is amazing went to Africa on mission trips, survived a brain tumor as well as cancer. Award winning physician Assistant & Nurse Practitioner. He has written a devotional on the book of Ruth available on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Kevin-Foster/e/B00WYEQ9M8/Kevin & his writing is encouragement & insight of the love of God for all of us.http://www.ruthgospel.com
We meet our friend Kevin Foster at Perkins palace doing back flips of the stacks at a punk show in the early 80's he had skate shoes so we asked if he skated. He became a local at our ramp & had a very creative approach. He even had a trick he made up called Glory to Glory, the only trick that is performed as a two wall combo not just one. He made up the stalefish frontside invert pictured here & seen in Tws "anyone anything article. Kevin is amazing went to Africa on mission trips, survived a brain tumor as well as cancer. Award winning physician Assistant & Nurse Practitioner. He has written a devotional on the book of Ruth available on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Kevin-Foster/e/B00WYEQ9M8/Kevin & his writing is encouragement & insight of the love of God for all of us.http://www.ruthgospel.com
steviecab
@steviecab
First day of school for Clover Lavie ❤️ #welcometokindergarten
First day of school for Clover Lavie ❤️ #welcometokindergarten
steviecab
@steviecab
Tomorrow morning from 10- noon I'll be interviewed on this radio show in Corona, California called "Hour of Hope" on www.kcwgthetruth.com - tune in and listen to my story, my faith and my hope in Jesus
Tomorrow morning from 10- noon I'll be interviewed on this radio show in Corona, California called "Hour of Hope" on www.kcwgthetruth.com - tune in and listen to my story, my faith and my hope in Jesus
steviecab
@steviecab
Rest in Peace
Rest in Peace
steviecab
@steviecab
Morning ritual
Morning ritual
tonyhawk
@tonyhawk
2015 is the new 1985 #mcsqueeber (via @adrianmorris_)
2015 is the new 1985
#mcsqueeber
(via @adrianmorris_)
lancemountain
@lancemountain
When you shoot photos lit wrong in the 90's they don't get printed & sit in folders in storage. When you have Instagram you can post anything. #HBDRickHoward2015 #Rickk going up a rail early on.
When you shoot photos lit wrong in the 90's they don't get printed & sit in folders in storage. When you have Instagram you can post anything. #HBDRickHoward2015 #Rickk going up a rail early on.
steviecab
@steviecab
Bela is super excited for the first day of school and entering 3rd grade... Wow, time sure does fly
Bela is super excited for the first day of school and entering 3rd grade... Wow, time sure does fly
steviecab
@steviecab
Ben Kenney, bass player of Incubus played an amazing show tonight in Chula Vista. Thanks so much for the hospitality and tickets tonight. @rachael_cab had the best time. @doodare thanks again for hooking that up, great to see you again as well brotha
Ben Kenney, bass player of Incubus played an amazing show tonight in Chula Vista. Thanks so much for the hospitality and tickets tonight. @rachael_cab had the best time. @doodare thanks again for hooking that up, great to see you again as well brotha
steviecab
@steviecab
Deftones rocking da haus in Chula Vista
Deftones rocking da haus in Chula Vista

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Bones Brigade:
An Autobiography

In 1978, a mechanical engineer who had developed new skateboard products teamed up with one of the most popular skaters of the era. George Powell and Stacy Peralta created Powell Peralta and immediately began retooling how skateboard products were made and marketed.

George, who had started developing products in his garage and kitchen oven, went on to invent innovative equipment such as double radial Bones wheels, named for their unique whiteness, and trend setting skateboard decks. Stacy recruited the skaters and handled marketing along with his longtime creative cohort Craig Stecyk III. Rejecting the expected action shot marketing, they used their young team to create esoteric images conveying the culture's sarcasm and disenfranchised dark humor. While spitballing about his stable of skaters, Stacy commented that he never wanted to call them a "team," a label that invited all kinds of jock baggage. Craig shrugged and simply said, "Bones Brigade."

Powell Peralta reinterpreted a military motif, warping it with pioneering skateboard graphics more suited to biker gang tats than decks. As great a skater as Stacy was, his scouting skills surpassed any celebrated onboard skills. By 1984, Tony Hawk, Rodney Mullen, Steve Caballero, Lance Mountain, Tommy Guerrero and Mike McGill compiled the most competitively dominant skateboard team in history. On top of winning large, cheap plastic trophies, Tony Hawk and Rodney Mullen—two 13-year-olds initially ridiculed by their peers—created new ways to skate and pioneered modern technical skating.

Disgruntled at the way the skate mags played favorites, Stacy weaponized consumer VCRs by directing The Bones Brigade Video Show in 1983. The low-budget amateur skateboard video was the first of its kind and sold a surprising 30,000 copies (including Betamax!).

At the time, skating needed all the help it could get. The 1970s "fad" that swept the country after the invention of the urethane wheel had deflated embarrassingly by 1981. Remaining participants' social status ranked below the chess club. Powell Peralta averaged an anemic 500 monthly board sales and Tony Hawk once received a royalty check for 85¢. To increase brand awareness and grow skateboarding, Stacy produced and created a new Bones Brigade video every year, showcasing his crew's varied personalities and invented maneuvers. The videos routinely featured riders crawling out of sewers, skating abandoned pools and back alleys, bombing desolate hills—essentially shredded an apocalyptic world hidden to most non-skaters.

By the mid-'80s...

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    Shadowbox Guerreo BLEM Deck Signed by GAP/Stacy

    Bones Brigade Shadowbox Guerreo BLEM Deck Signed by GAP/Stacy

    BLEM, fifth colorway Guerrero Bones Brigade deck signed by George Powell and Stacy Peralta mounted in a shadowbox. Only 5 will be offered in the first colorway. Deck mounted to wood block by two flathead screws, block mounted to velour backing by two truss screws.

    $100.00 of every sale of each signed BLEM deck mounted in a shadowbox will go to the Tony Hawk Foundation to help build public skateparks in underprivileged neighborhoods.

    Bones Brigade BLEM deck

    • Cosmetic defects include, but are not limited to minor scratching, paint chipping, tape marks, fingerprints, paint smudges, etc
    • Each deck was manufactured in the same way as their first quality counterpart
    • Each deck has a minor cosmetic defect and could not be offered as first quality
    • Decks are clearly stamped BLEM between truck holes

    Some feel that a BLEM deck could have more collectible value than it's first quality version. Much like a mis-stamped coin, stamp or other mis-marked collectible since less of them are being made available.

    SHADOWBOX

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    • Hanging hardware attached
    • Soft velour backing
    • 31in x 16in x 1.5in
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    • Glass

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    • Deck insert card

    Only 5 available

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    Shadowbox Guerrero BLEM Deck

    Bones Brigade Shadowbox Guerrero BLEM Deck

    BLEM, fifth colorway Guerrero Bones Brigade unsigned deck mounted in a shadowbox. Deck mounted to wood block by two flathead screws, block mounted to velour backing by two truss screws.

    Bones Brigade BLEM deck

    • Cosmetic defects include, but are not limited to minor scratching, paint chipping, tape marks, fingerprints, paint smudges, etc
    • Each deck was manufactured in the same way as their first quality counterpart
    • Each deck has a minor cosmetic defect and could not be offered as first quality
    • Decks are clearly stamped BLEM between truck holes

    Some feel that a BLEM deck could have more collectible value than it's first quality version. Much like a mis-stamped coin, stamp or other mis-marked collectible since less of them are being made available.

    SHADOWBOX

    • Back loading for easy access
    • Hanging hardware attached
    • Soft velour backing
    • 31in x 16in x 1.5in
    • Solid construction
    • Glass

    Each comes with a

    • Bones Brigade BLEM unsigned deck mounted in a shadowbox
    • Certificate of Authentication
    • Deck insert card

    Check out the blog post for more info.

    Shadowbox Guerrero BLEM Deck Signed by Guerrero

    Bones Brigade Shadowbox Guerrero BLEM Deck Signed by Guerrero

    BLEM, fifth colorway Guerrero Bones Brigade deck signed by Guerrero mounted in a shadowbox. Only 25 will be offered in the first colorway. Deck mounted to wood block by two flathead screws, block mounted to velour backing by two truss screws.

    $100.00 of every sale of each signed BLEM deck mounted in a shadowbox will go to the Tony Hawk Foundation to help build public skateparks in underprivileged neighborhoods.

    Bones Brigade BLEM deck

    • Cosmetic defects include, but are not limited to minor scratching, paint chipping, tape marks, fingerprints, paint smudges, etc
    • Each deck was manufactured in the same way as their first quality counterpart
    • Each deck has a minor cosmetic defect and could not be offered as first quality
    • Decks are clearly stamped BLEM between truck holes

    Some feel that a BLEM deck could have more collectible value than it's first quality version. Much like a mis-stamped coin, stamp or other mis-marked collectible since less of them are being made available.

    SHADOWBOX

    • Back loading for easy access
    • Hanging hardware attached
    • Soft velour backing
    • 31in x 16in x 1.5in
    • Solid construction
    • Glass

    Each comes with a

    • Bones Brigade BLEM signed deck mounted in a shadowbox
    • Certificate of Authentication
    • Deck insert card

    Only 25 available

    Check out the blog post for more info.

    Shadowbox Mountain BLEM Deck

    Bones Brigade Shadowbox Mountain BLEM Deck

    BLEM, fifth colorway Mountain Bones Brigade unsigned deck mounted in a shadowbox. Deck mounted to wood block by two flathead screws, block mounted to velour backing by two truss screws.

    Bones Brigade BLEM deck

    • Cosmetic defects include, but are not limited to minor scratching, paint chipping, tape marks, fingerprints, paint smudges, etc
    • Each deck was manufactured in the same way as their first quality counterpart
    • Each deck has a minor cosmetic defect and could not be offered as first quality
    • Decks are clearly stamped BLEM between truck holes

    Some feel that a BLEM deck could have more collectible value than it's first quality version. Much like a mis-stamped coin, stamp or other mis-marked collectible since less of them are being made available.

    SHADOWBOX

    • Back loading for easy access
    • Hanging hardware attached
    • Soft velour backing
    • 31in x 16in x 1.5in
    • Solid construction
    • Glass

    Each comes with a

    • Bones Brigade BLEM unsigned deck mounted in a shadowbox
    • Certificate of Authentication
    • Deck insert card

    Check out the blog post for more info.

    Shadowbox Mountain BLEM Deck Signed by GAP/Stacy

    Bones Brigade Shadowbox Mountain BLEM Deck Signed by GAP/Stacy

    BLEM, fifth colorway Mountain Bones Brigade deck signed by George Powell and Stacy Peralta mounted in a shadowbox. Only 5 will be offered in the first colorway. Deck mounted to wood block by two flathead screws, block mounted to velour backing by two truss screws.

    $100.00 of every sale of each signed BLEM deck mounted in a shadowbox will go to the Tony Hawk Foundation to help build public skateparks in underprivileged neighborhoods.

    Bones Brigade BLEM deck

    • Cosmetic defects include, but are not limited to minor scratching, paint chipping, tape marks, fingerprints, paint smudges, etc
    • Each deck was manufactured in the same way as their first quality counterpart
    • Each deck has a minor cosmetic defect and could not be offered as first quality
    • Decks are clearly stamped BLEM between truck holes

    Some feel that a BLEM deck could have more collectible value than it's first quality version. Much like a mis-stamped coin, stamp or other mis-marked collectible since less of them are being made available.

    SHADOWBOX

    • Back loading for easy access
    • Hanging hardware attached
    • Soft velour backing
    • 31in x 16in x 1.5in
    • Solid construction
    • Glass

    Each comes with a

    • Bones Brigade BLEM signed deck mounted in a shadowbox
    • Certificate of Authentication
    • Deck insert card

    Only 5 available

    Check out the blog post for more info.

    Shadowbox Mountain BLEM Deck Signed by Mountain

    Bones Brigade Shadowbox Mountain BLEM Deck Signed by Mountain

    BLEM, fifth colorway Mountain Bones Brigade deck signed by Mountain mounted in a shadowbox. Only 25 will be offered in the first colorway. Deck mounted to wood block by two flathead screws, block mounted to velour backing by two truss screws.

    $100.00 of every sale of each signed BLEM deck mounted in a shadowbox will go to the Tony Hawk Foundation to help build public skateparks in underprivileged neighborhoods.

    Bones Brigade BLEM deck

    • Cosmetic defects include, but are not limited to minor scratching, paint chipping, tape marks, fingerprints, paint smudges, etc
    • Each deck was manufactured in the same way as their first quality counterpart
    • Each deck has a minor cosmetic defect and could not be offered as first quality
    • Decks are clearly stamped BLEM between truck holes

    Some feel that a BLEM deck could have more collectible value than it's first quality version. Much like a mis-stamped coin, stamp or other mis-marked collectible since less of them are being made available.

    SHADOWBOX

    • Back loading for easy access
    • Hanging hardware attached
    • Soft velour backing
    • 31in x 16in x 1.5in
    • Solid construction
    • Glass

    Each comes with a

    • Bones Brigade BLEM signed deck mounted in a shadowbox
    • Certificate of Authentication
    • Deck insert card

    Only 25 available

    Check out the blog post for more info.

    Film Festival Poster

    Bones Brigade Vault Item - Film Festival Poster

    These 16" X 20" posters were made for the Sundance and Santa Barbara Film Festivals. Made before we settled on the final artwork for the film. We stopped using them once the Bones Brigade : An Autobiography film posters were printed.

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      “Thank you for making this film. Although my initial reason for watching was the link of music and skateboarding. Like thousands of others, I was captivated by the stories of the sk8'ers. Since the skate rock group I play in was linked to the 80's vid's I was glad to get the opportunity to learn abou...”

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