Bones Brigade: An Autobiography

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

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Rodney Mullen - Liminal
New Rodney Mullen footage captured in 360 degrees! Read More
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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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steviecab
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More teaser photos of the SCOUT #preunit #triumph #bobberbuild by @thompsonscycles for #bf8 #bornfree8 @bornfreeshow -loving all these colors, it's a work of art✊
More teaser photos of the SCOUT #preunit #triumph #bobberbuild by @thompsonscycles for #bf8 #bornfree8 @bornfreeshow -loving all these colors, it's a work of art✊
tonyhawk
@tonyhawk
I learned a new trick today in honor of Bryce Loy, who touched many lives and is gone far too soon. This actual skateboard is available on eBay and proceeds will go directly to the Loy Family during this impossibly difficult time (link in bio).
I learned a new trick today in honor of Bryce Loy, who touched many lives and is gone far too soon. This actual skateboard is available on eBay and proceeds will go directly to the Loy Family during this impossibly difficult time (link in bio).
peraltastacy
@peraltastacy
One of the earliest pools I can remember
One of the earliest pools I can remember
steviecab
@steviecab
@elliotsloan just released his full- length skate video on @thrashermag website but you can just click the link in my personal profile here and get to it faster if ya like. Stoked to be apart of this amazing master piece ... It literally rocks
@elliotsloan just released his full- length skate video on @thrashermag website but you can just click the link in my personal profile here and get to it faster if ya like. Stoked to be apart of this amazing master piece ... It literally rocks
steviecab
@steviecab
Chillen in Narita Airport for my Connection to LAX and just got these sweet photos from @thompsonscycles of my #bornfree8 #preunit #triumph #bobberbuild of my 1930's brass Miller headlight he just mounted on the @jakevintage made 30's replica girder forks... Looking good Bryan
Chillen in Narita Airport for my Connection to LAX and just got these sweet photos from @thompsonscycles of my #bornfree8 #preunit #triumph #bobberbuild of my 1930's brass Miller headlight he just mounted on the @jakevintage made 30's replica girder forks... Looking good Bryan
peraltastacy
@peraltastacy
With Rodney at a pro contest circa 80s
With Rodney at a pro contest circa 80s
tonyhawk
@tonyhawk
I highly recommend watching @elliotsloan's new video. Link in his bio. Wow.
I highly recommend watching @elliotsloan's new video. Link in his bio. Wow.
steviecab
@steviecab
There was a rad lil mini ramp supplied by the "House Of Vans" @vansmyofficial at the @artofspeedmy Kustom Kulture show last weekend in Malaysia. Great session with some of the best locals in town. Here's a few tricks I was able to throw down on Saturday for the crowd
There was a rad lil mini ramp supplied by the "House Of Vans" @vansmyofficial at the @artofspeedmy Kustom Kulture show last weekend in Malaysia. Great session with some of the best locals in town. Here's a few tricks I was able to throw down on Saturday for the crowd
steviecab
@steviecab
A couple of cool #preunit #triumph "TryHarder" bikes with reverse heads that were built by @rottenmotocycles from Penang, Malaysia that were on display at the @artofspeedmy Kustom Kulture show last weekend. Photos by Asep. pretty neat concept, peep this
A couple of cool #preunit #triumph "TryHarder" bikes with reverse heads that were built by @rottenmotocycles from Penang, Malaysia that were on display at the @artofspeedmy Kustom Kulture show last weekend. Photos by Asep. pretty neat concept, peep this
steviecab
@steviecab
Found a Starbucks (free wi-fi) and some Pokemon cards for Caleb and Clover here in Malaysia = double score for today
Found a Starbucks (free wi-fi) and some Pokemon cards for Caleb and Clover here in Malaysia = double score for today
lancemountain
@lancemountain
Thank You
Thank You
tonyhawk
@tonyhawk
Please help @skateistan complete their facility in South Africa. As @catherine_o said: "Skateboarding is not a crime; it is a cure." (crowdrise link in her bio)
Please help @skateistan complete their facility in South Africa. As @catherine_o said: "Skateboarding is not a crime; it is a cure." (crowdrise link in her bio)

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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 Lance Mountain Autographed Deck Purple

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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.

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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.

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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

    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

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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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      “Revolutionary! Brought back memories of reading stacks of Thrasher, Transworld Skateboarding all before the internet and when The Search for Animal Chin was on VHS. Analog artistry at its finest!”

      — Patrick (Dj Flip D'skript)

      “From 9 kids to a hole country following the Bones Brigade.
      I remember the 1st time my friend Juan came back from the US with a video ( Beta or VHS cant remember ) and 9 of us we sit down on the floor and for the 1st time in our life we looked up to some one, and that some one was across the country...”

      — Dante “Gonzo” Gallegos

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