Bones Brigade: An Autobiography

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

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Tommy Guerrero - Hall of Fame
Congratulations to Tommy Guerrero for getting selected as an inductee for the Skateboarding Hall of Fame Read More
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8th Series

8th Series

April 14, 2016

Bones Brigade 8th Series available July 1st. Contact your favorite skateshop and tell them to bring them in. Read More
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Tommy Guerrero - Time to Roll
Tommy is hitting the road for a handful of gigs Read More
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Steve Caballero - BONES WHEELS
We are happy to announce that Steve Caballero is back on BONES WHEELS! Read More
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Lance Mountain Chronicles 3
Lance Mountain's still got it! Read More
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tonyhawk
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And the award for best use of a 3D printer goes to @hawtakshun (a gift to @catherine_o)
And the award for best use of a 3D printer goes to @hawtakshun (a gift to @catherine_o)
peraltastacy
@peraltastacy
steviecab
@steviecab
Went to a pretty cool out door skate park here in Malaysia tonight after the first day of the @artofspeedmy Kustom Kulture show and had a blast skating a fun flat bar with @jason_atr ... Street CAB was is full effect
Went to a pretty cool out door skate park here in Malaysia tonight after the first day of the @artofspeedmy Kustom Kulture show and had a blast skating a fun flat bar with @jason_atr ... Street CAB was is full effect
lancemountain
@lancemountain
Get some @nblender at “Neil rides a skateboard.” by Adam Burns on Vimeo. https://vimeo.com/167815823
Get some @nblender at “Neil rides a skateboard.” by Adam Burns on Vimeo.  https://vimeo.com/167815823
steviecab
@steviecab
#wrinkledteefortheday @artofspeedmy - 2016 - so who's coming to the Kustom Kulture show today?
#wrinkledteefortheday @artofspeedmy - 2016 - so who's coming to the Kustom Kulture show today?
tonyhawk
@tonyhawk
This was a promotion I did for @degreemen that was supposed to be exclusively on Twitter, but I like it so I'm sharing it here too. The 50 was the hardest part. #movelikesteph #traveling
This was a promotion I did for @degreemen that was supposed to be exclusively on Twitter, but I like it so I'm sharing it here too. The 50 was the hardest part. #movelikesteph #traveling
tonyhawk
@tonyhawk
For the discerning (aka old school) pool skater. Great for sweepers & layback airs. birdhouseskateboards.com
For the discerning (aka old school) pool skater. Great for sweepers & layback airs. birdhouseskateboards.com
peraltastacy
@peraltastacy
steviecab
@steviecab
Visited the Twin Towers here in Kuala Lumpur with @jason_atr and @wretched_hive today on our day off of sight seeing before the @artofspeedmy Kustom Kulture show this weekend.
Visited the Twin Towers here in Kuala Lumpur with @jason_atr and @wretched_hive today on our day off of sight seeing before the @artofspeedmy Kustom Kulture show this weekend.
steviecab
@steviecab
We went into the "Dark Cave" and did a 45min tour with just flashlights, hard hats and a tour guide, It was fun and amazing way inside ...Super stoked to visit the BATU cave temple in Selagor, Malaysia with @jason_atr and @wretched_hive today on our day off of sight seeing before the @artofspeedmy Kustom Kulture show this weekend.
We went into the "Dark Cave" and did a 45min tour with just flashlights, hard hats and a tour guide, It was fun and amazing way inside ...Super stoked to visit the BATU cave temple in Selagor, Malaysia with @jason_atr and @wretched_hive today on our day off of sight seeing before the @artofspeedmy Kustom Kulture show this weekend.
mikemcgill
@mikemcgill
Late night fun w @robmertz ,were only a week late
Late night fun w @robmertz ,were only a week late
steviecab
@steviecab
More photos from inside the Temple cave ...Super stoked to visit the BATU cave temple in Selagor, Malaysia with @jason_atr and @wretched_hive today on our day off of sight seeing before the @artofspeedmy Kustom Kulture show this weekend.
More photos from inside the Temple cave ...Super stoked to visit the BATU cave temple in Selagor, Malaysia with @jason_atr and @wretched_hive today on our day off of sight seeing before the @artofspeedmy Kustom Kulture show this weekend.

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About The Movie

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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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    $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.

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    • Each deck has a minor cosmetic defect and could not be offered as first quality
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    $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

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    $50.00 of every sale of each signed BLEM deck 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.

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    • Certificate of Authentication
    • Deck insert card

    Only 25 available

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