Bones Brigade: An Autobiography

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

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VIDEOLA - FROM THE VAULT

November 18, 2014

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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
Bones Brigade Secret Session - NYC
The Tony Hawk Foundation hosted a fundraiser at House of Vans Brooklyn Read More
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Bones Brigade 5th Series of Decks
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Signed and Framed Bones Brigade Decks - Third Colorway
This September/early October we will be offering the third colorway for those that would like them. Read More
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Street Scrubbin 914's back in 1987 on Haga Dr. in San Jose, Ca. My buddy Joe Conti kicking it. Launch Ramps, Cons and HIC shorts - Photo by @jgrantbrittain
Street Scrubbin 914's back in 1987 on Haga Dr. in San Jose, Ca.
My buddy Joe Conti kicking it. Launch Ramps, Cons and HIC shorts - Photo by @jgrantbrittain
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"King of the jungle" - 7" x 11" ink and brush on Bristol card stock. - 2014. #cabart #caballeroart
"King of the jungle" - 7" x 11" ink and brush on Bristol card stock. - 2014. #cabart #caballeroart
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1985- tuck leg invert- DelMar Skate Ranch - photo by Rob Bingham.
1985- tuck leg invert- DelMar Skate Ranch - photo by Rob Bingham.
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Pairs skating with @lizziearmanto today at @bteam_ramp (see what I did there?). This is a still frame from an #ActionCam video... more on that later.
Pairs skating with @lizziearmanto today at @bteam_ramp (see what I did there?).
This is a still frame from an #ActionCam video... more on that later.
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Bumble is a star. Happy holidays.
Bumble is a star. Happy holidays.
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Cab Street Whip about to get set up.... and for you youngins, those orange long sticks are called "rails"
Cab Street Whip about to get set up.... and for you youngins, those orange long sticks are called "rails"
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Invert at Booney Ramp, 1984 (via @theskateboardmag). Everything in this pic exemplifies skating at the time: DIY or die. Photo: @jgrantbrittain
Invert at Booney Ramp, 1984 (via @theskateboardmag). Everything in this pic exemplifies skating at the time: DIY or die.
Photo: @jgrantbrittain
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New inking - "chimp" 7" x 11" ink with brush on Bristol card stock - 2014. #cabart #caballeroart
New inking - "chimp"  7" x 11" ink with brush on Bristol card stock - 2014. #cabart #caballeroart
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Who else has been watching this HBO documentary series produced by Dave Grohl? This eight part hour long mini-series is pretty amazing and musically inspiring... My fave episode so far has been this visit to Washington DC and chats with Ian Mackaye from Minor Threat and gives many props to the Bad Brains as well ... Rad
Who else has been watching this HBO documentary series produced by Dave Grohl? This eight part hour long mini-series is pretty amazing and musically inspiring... My fave episode so far has been this visit to Washington DC and chats with Ian Mackaye from Minor Threat and gives many props to the Bad Brains as well ... Rad
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@therealjs7 - a true athlete, amazing, talented and one of the (if not the) fastest man on a dirtbike. ❤️love ya Bubba, keep your chin up, keep it pinned, no matter how long they try and keep you off the race track, you are always a winner in my book, I'm a fan for life my friend
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Word to your mutha
Word to your mutha
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There is currently an abundance of powder at @mammothmountain. I enjoyed it thoroughly today.
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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

    Shadowbox Guerrero Deck Signed by Tommy

    Bones Brigade Shadowbox Guerrero Deck Signed by Tommy

    Third color way Guerrero Bones Brigade deck signed by Tommy mounted in a shadowbox. Only 25 will be offered in the third 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 deck mounted in a shadowbox will go to the Tony Hawk Foundation to help build public skateparks in underprivileged neighborhoods.

    SHADOWBOX

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

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

    Only 25 available

    Check out the blog post for more info.

    Total weight 18lbs.

    Shadowbox Hawk Pink Deck Blem

    Bones Brigade Shadowbox Hawk Pink Deck Blem

    BLEM, third colorway Hawk 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.

    Total weight 18lbs.

    Shadowbox McGill Blem Deck Signed by Mike

    Bones Brigade Shadowbox McGill Blem Deck Signed by Mike

    BLEM, Third colorway McGill Bones Brigade deck signed by McGill mounted in a shadowbox. Only 25 will be offered in the third 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.

    Total weight 18lbs.

    Shadowbox McGill Purple Deck Blem

    Bones Brigade Shadowbox McGill Purple Deck Blem

    BLEM, third colorway McGill 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.

    Total weight 18lbs.

    Shadowbox Mullen Deck

    Bones Brigade Shadowbox Mullen Deck

    Second colorway Mullen 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.

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

    Total weight 18lbs.

    Bones Brigade : An Autobiography film poster

    Bones Brigade Vault Item - Bones Brigade : An Autobiography film poster

    39.5" X 27" This is the film poster we used for all other screenings after the Sundance and Santa Barbara Film Festivals. 150 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.

    Film Festival shirt XL

    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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      Testimonials

      “*Warning*
      This documentary will make you buy a skateboard and start skating again. With in a week I bought a nice fat ten inch board and some slimeballs and started skating for the first time in fifteen years. Thank you”

      — Joseph “No Nick Name” Saint

      “This movie by far, does the best job of representing skateboarding as it was for so many of us in the 80's. I've been wondering when someone was going to tell the story of the legendary Bones Brigade, but also terrified that they would make it some commercial crap to sell some shoes or some decks. W...”

      — Erik “Erik” Lorack

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