Bones Brigade: An Autobiography

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

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Footage The Vault Read More
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Tony Hawk just came out with a 2014 video part and it will blow your mind. Read More
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Elgato Classic gathering last weekend w/ @eddieelguera @nealhendrix @tonyhawk and @steviecab Firstclass fun
Elgato Classic gathering last weekend w/ @eddieelguera @nealhendrix @tonyhawk and @steviecab Firstclass fun
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Just got invited to a real cool #starwars themed group art show at the Gold Tooth Gallery in Bakersfield, California on Feb. 21st, 2015. Super excited about this one
Just got invited to a real cool #starwars themed group art show at the Gold Tooth Gallery in Bakersfield, California on Feb. 21st, 2015. Super excited about this one
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Filmed a cool @olloclip video today at Encinitas skatepark with Jamie Thomas and got this killer B&W still out of the session. #olloclip photo by @jamiethomas -2015.
Filmed a cool @olloclip video today at Encinitas skatepark with Jamie Thomas and got this killer B&W still out of the session. #olloclip photo by @jamiethomas -2015.
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Thanks for all of 7k+ comments. The winners (picked by random) are @daynoss @vdubbman & @theoneshot_kido. Honorable mentions (based on comment content) are @jdmstanky @sandwichosity @basildidit & @gustavocols, who will be receiving 8x10's for their wit and/or originality. Winners: someone from my office will be hitting you up soon. Everyone else: I'm sorry you didn't win but you still rule. Thanks for all the "nice" words.
Thanks for all of 7k+ comments. The winners (picked by random) are @daynoss @vdubbman & @theoneshot_kido. Honorable mentions (based on comment content) are @jdmstanky @sandwichosity @basildidit & @gustavocols, who will be receiving 8x10's for their wit and/or originality. Winners: someone from my office will be hitting you up soon.
Everyone else: I'm sorry you didn't win but you still rule. Thanks for all the "nice" words.
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Comment below and I'll pick 3 random people to receive a signed pic & deck. Winners will be chosen at 3pm PST. Be nice (here... and as a general rule in life)
Comment below and I'll pick 3 random people to receive a signed pic & deck. Winners will be chosen at 3pm PST. Be nice (here... and as a general rule in life)
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Our good friend Ozzie on his blog "Blue Tile Obsession" wrote a cool article on the whole @elgatoclassic #elgatoclassic weekend, Part #1 up now, Part #2 comes this Wednesday! Peep it here... https://ozzieausband.wordpress.com/2015/01/27/el-gato-classic-one/ All photos by @mrzzz
Our good friend Ozzie on his blog "Blue Tile Obsession" wrote a cool article on the whole @elgatoclassic #elgatoclassic weekend, Part #1 up now, Part #2 comes this Wednesday! Peep it here... https://ozzieausband.wordpress.com/2015/01/27/el-gato-classic-one/
All photos by @mrzzz
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Just a carve,but hit my buddy @johnnyg_ride on a failed Andrecht attempt in HB clover while trying to take another pic,your request for my board is granted
Just a carve,but hit my buddy @johnnyg_ride on a failed Andrecht attempt in HB clover while trying to take another pic,your request for my board is granted
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Smith Grind at the @elgatoclassic #elgatoclassic skate session at @palmspringsskatepark last weekend- photo by @t4nman - 2015. @powellperalta @vansskate @independenttrucks @jimmyz @bonesbearings @187killerpads @protec @bonesbrigade @stancesocks @SKVI_official
Smith Grind at the @elgatoclassic #elgatoclassic skate session at @palmspringsskatepark last weekend- photo by @t4nman - 2015. @powellperalta @vansskate @independenttrucks @jimmyz @bonesbearings @187killerpads @protec @bonesbrigade @stancesocks @SKVI_official
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The layback grind clip filmed by @chriselguera at the @elgatoclassic #elgatoclassic this past Sunday in Palm Springs, California - 2015.
The layback grind clip filmed by @chriselguera at the @elgatoclassic #elgatoclassic this past Sunday in Palm Springs, California - 2015.
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Another clip from the @elgatoclassic #elgatoclassic from last weekends get together at Palm Springs skatepark- a "fakie 360 Ollie" for friends and fans
Another clip from the @elgatoclassic #elgatoclassic from last weekends get together at Palm Springs skatepark- a "fakie 360 Ollie" for friends and fans
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Lil video clip from the @elgatoclassic #elgatoclassic in Palm Springs, Calif. - shallow end boardslide from the hip over the steps- by @rhino 2015
Lil video clip from the @elgatoclassic #elgatoclassic in Palm Springs, Calif. - shallow end boardslide from the hip over the steps- by @rhino 2015
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@guymariano & @marcjohnson as well.

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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 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

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    Only 25 available

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    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

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    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

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    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.

    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

      “This movie was the story of a bunch of guys that basically fueled my desire to skate. In fact, I still skate to this day. Great film and it even brought me to tears at times.”

      — Kevin Crowley

      “Watched this documentary yesterday night and it was like a slap of nostalgy into my face. I remember when I was 7 or 8, trying to catch any possible glimpse of skateboarding at TV. That was this 80s youthful style that really attracted me but I was probably too young to really be able to go outside...”

      — Guillaume Richard

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