Bones Brigade: An Autobiography

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

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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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Signed Decks in the Vault

Signed Decks in the Vault

November 24, 2015

We are offering a limited amount of signed decks by each skater, and five decks from each skater signed by George and Stacy Read More
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That 21" front tire though✊
That 21" front tire though✊
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High dive kickout a few years ago. I was practicing for my live cameo in "Splash" and gravely worried about credit-carding on the way in.
High dive kickout a few years ago. I was practicing for my live cameo in "Splash" and gravely worried about credit-carding on the way in.
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My 1979 school report "The Roots Of Skateboarding" complete with illustrations. This was probably my only A+ in elementary school.
My 1979 school report "The Roots Of Skateboarding"  complete with illustrations. This was probably my only A+ in elementary school.
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@luckybdesign has also been busy tonight working on my tins (rear fender, oil bag and battery box) for my #bornfree8 #preunit #triumph #bobberbuild - that gold pinstriping is really gonna pop after @thompsonscycles sprays more clear over these... Can't wait
@luckybdesign has also been busy tonight working on my tins (rear fender, oil bag and battery box) for my #bornfree8 #preunit #triumph #bobberbuild - that gold pinstriping is really gonna pop after @thompsonscycles sprays more clear over these... Can't wait
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This 1930's #vintageheadlight by Miller is looking pretty good after Bryan @thompsonscycles put some TLC finishes on it. Tonight he's preparing to mount in on my #bornfree8 #preunit #triumph #bobberbuild - @bornfreeshow -2016
This 1930's #vintageheadlight by Miller is looking pretty good after Bryan @thompsonscycles put some TLC finishes on it. Tonight he's preparing to mount in on my #bornfree8 #preunit #triumph #bobberbuild - @bornfreeshow -2016
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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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    Bones Brigade Vault Items

    Guerrero Red Deck Autographed by GAP/Stacy

    Bones Brigade Guerrero Red Deck Autographed by GAP/Stacy

    BLEM, Bones Brigade deck signed by George Powell and Stacy Peralta. Only 5 will be offered in this colorway.

    $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.

    Each comes with a

    • Bones Brigade BLEM signed deck
    • Certificate of Authentication
    • Deck insert card

    Only 5 available

    Lance Mountain Autographed Deck Purple

    Bones Brigade Lance Mountain Autographed Deck Purple

    BLEM, Bones Brigade deck signed by Lance Mountain. Only 25 will be offered in this colorway.

    $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.

    Each comes with a

    • Bones Brigade BLEM signed deck
    • Certificate of Authentication
    • Deck insert card

    Only 25 available

    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

    • 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 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 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.

    Tommy Guerrero Autographed Deck Red

    Bones Brigade Tommy Guerrero Autographed Deck Red

    BLEM, Bones Brigade deck signed by Tommy Guerrero. Only 25 will be offered in this colorway.

    $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.

    Each comes with a

    • Bones Brigade BLEM signed deck
    • Certificate of Authentication
    • Deck insert card

    Only 25 available

    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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      Testimonials

      “Let me begin by saying it is my favorite documentary of all time. It gave voice to a loss I felt in the 1980s when all the skateparks in my city closed and it seemed that I was going to have to give up a sport that had allowed me to feel accepted. I spent 30 years trying to figure out why I felt suc...”

      — Patrick Brady

      “One of the best documentaries I have EVER seen. The fabulous cinematography and compelling stories from the guys are overwhelming. To see men that I considered heroes saying that they were in fact as insecure as the rest of us blew me away. Rodney Mullen was so intense and emotional about the sport ...”

      — Jason Roberts

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