Bones Brigade: An Autobiography

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

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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

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tommyguerrero
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#mutemondays ! Capitola Classic streetstyle comp 1984. This contest was traditionally a downhill/speed format but this was the 1st year they decided to switch it up. I dug this comp as it was on a hill-which myself and several SF were locs were accustomed to-so the course had more of a fluidity to it than the standard flat parking lot that was becoming the norm. At the bottom was this behemoth. This was pre ollie grab era so i was still yankin that plank from the bank..! I was am and placed 2nd overall. Cab won. As always.
#mutemondays ! Capitola Classic streetstyle comp 1984.
This contest was traditionally a downhill/speed format but this was the 1st year they decided to switch it up. I dug this comp as it was on a hill-which myself and several SF were locs were accustomed to-so the course had more of a fluidity to it than the standard flat parking lot that was becoming the norm. At the bottom was this behemoth.
This was pre ollie grab era so i was still yankin that plank from the bank..! I was am and placed 2nd overall. Cab won. As always.
steviecab
@steviecab
Had a chance to hang out with the #nealmimsskateacademy skate group at #alganorteskatepark and meet the group of kids he's working with today... Fun times and great to meet them
Had a chance to hang out with the #nealmimsskateacademy skate group at #alganorteskatepark and meet the  group of kids he's working with today... Fun times and great to meet them
steviecab
@steviecab
It's been about a 1 since I did a Blunt To Fakie, stoked to know I still have what it takes to pull one off... Learning this trick back in the late 80's was probably one of the hardest tricks to land and committ too. This is one like to play mind games on ya
It's been about a 1 since I did a Blunt To Fakie, stoked to know I still have what it takes to pull one off... Learning this trick back in the late 80's was probably one of the hardest tricks to land and committ too. This is one like to play mind games on ya
tonyhawk
@tonyhawk
The final installment of our #birdhousegoeseuro tour videos (featuring Munich & Prague) is now live on @ridechannel. Link in my bio. Watch @aaronjawshomoki @choadped @theclintorous @davidloy @shawnhaleyeah @lizziearmanto @dixonormous @mikedavisssssss & me go on a Euro Barge
The final installment of our #birdhousegoeseuro tour videos (featuring Munich & Prague) is now live on @ridechannel. Link in my bio.
Watch @aaronjawshomoki @choadped @theclintorous @davidloy @shawnhaleyeah @lizziearmanto @dixonormous @mikedavisssssss & me go on a Euro Barge
steviecab
@steviecab
Pretty cool "one-off" paint job from artist- Arturo @artysglass of the #secretbase / #super7 #cabdragon collab. @hiddy728 @brianflynn @super7store @super7sandiego
Pretty cool "one-off" paint job from artist- Arturo @artysglass of the #secretbase / #super7 #cabdragon collab. @hiddy728 @brianflynn @super7store @super7sandiego
tonyhawk
@tonyhawk
NINJA! #chappie
NINJA!
#chappie
tonyhawk
@tonyhawk
NINJA!
NINJA!
steviecab
@steviecab
Super fun day at the Carlsbad beach today, Caleb learns how to boogie board for his first time ever... He's hooked now that he's caught a few white water waves
Super fun day at the Carlsbad beach today, Caleb learns how to boogie board for his first time ever... He's hooked now that he's caught a few white water waves
steviecab
@steviecab
It's been awhile since the last time I ... Braaaaaaaaaapppppped. So I'm out here at @officialpalaraceway this fine Sunday taking a few hit laps
It's been awhile since the last time I ... Braaaaaaaaaapppppped. So I'm out here at @officialpalaraceway this fine Sunday taking a few hit laps
tonyhawk
@tonyhawk
Click the link in my profile to see grown-ass men skating a backyard pool… we never seem to grow up. Thanks to Ozzie at Blue Tile Obsession for keeping the dream alive.
Click the link in my profile to see grown-ass men skating a backyard pool… we never seem to grow up.
Thanks to Ozzie at Blue Tile Obsession for keeping the dream alive.
steviecab
@steviecab
Caleb goes for the first table top jump in practice and gets really close to clearing this jump tonight at Cactus BMX in Lakeside, California- 2015. This lil guy is starting to go for some cool stuff, proud of him for always pushing himself and progressing at his own pace in BMX racing
Caleb goes for the first table top jump in practice and gets really close to clearing this jump tonight at Cactus BMX in Lakeside, California- 2015. This lil guy is starting to go for some cool stuff, proud of him for always pushing himself and progressing at his own pace in BMX racing
steviecab
@steviecab
Super proud of my two kids as they raced their very first Gold Cup Qualifier tonight at Cactus BMX in Lakeside, Ca. And both Clover and Caleb made their main events in their classes, Caleb ended up in 4th place in the main event and scored this killer plaque
Super proud of my two kids as they raced their very first Gold Cup Qualifier tonight at Cactus BMX in Lakeside, Ca. And both Clover and Caleb made their main events in their classes, Caleb ended up in 4th place in the main event and scored this killer plaque

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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

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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.

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    • 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

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    Shadowbox Guerrero BLEM Deck Signed by Guerrero

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    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.

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    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

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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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      Testimonials

      “Watching the " Bones Brigade Documentary " was a nice stroll down memory lane when I began skateboarding myself in 1985/1986 . Some of my heroes rode for Powell & Peralta , Steve Caballero , Tommy Guerrero , Lance Mountain , Ray Barbee and Jim Thiebaud . To hear them 25+ years later recollect their ...”

      — Daniel

      “Great film. I was one of those kids in the Midwest who lived through the pictures of these guys in magazines. I identified with Lance the most, but never had a good understanding why until I saw this film. Lance is the everyday skater. He has limits to his abilities, but his passion to ride is why...”

      — Richard “Mo”

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