Bones Brigade: An Autobiography

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

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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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VIDEOLA - FROM THE VAULT

VIDEOLA - FROM THE VAULT

November 18, 2014

Footage The Vault Read More
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Tony Hawk 2014 - Perched

Tony Hawk 2014 - Perched

October 28, 2014

Tony Hawk just came out with a 2014 video part and it will blow your mind. Read More

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Backside tweek air off a launch ramp and over my old Porsche 914 back in 1986- photo by @jgrantbrittain #throwbackthursday
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Who else watched these shows in the 70's? These were some of my favorite until I discovered skateboarding, then that took over my life attention span
Who else watched these shows in the 70's? These were some of my favorite until I discovered skateboarding, then that took over my life attention span
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"It's a long way to the top if ya wanna rock & roll" - ACDC photo by Randy Kline - 2014.
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Hanging out with Jim Greco & Jeremy Klein (@hookupsofficial) today; they requested these 80's tricks - stale 5 & fingerflip air - and then we skated a jump ramp & slappied some curbs... same as it ever was.
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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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    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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    Bones Brigade Vault Item - Film Festival shirt XL

    These XL shirts were made for the Sundance Film Festival and Santa Barbara Film Festival. Printed on an American Apparel short sleeve T-shirt. Only available in XL.

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      “Bones Brigade:An Auto Biography really hit home with me. I wanted to be a professorial skateboarder when i was growing up and spent so much time trying to learn tricks or perfecting them because of these guys!!!! My parents never took skateboarding seriously and my skateboard and any equipment that ...”

      — Brandon “KB*” Keresztury

      “this is my like my bible i cant stop watching it and jesus the things i would do to come over to la and meet rodney, its great work i love it really showed me alot thanks man :)

      keep skateing”

      — jackson “crispy” hennessey

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