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Skate Forever!!!! i love skate!!! thanks for all profesional skaters for ever!!!! u r lagend!! BOnes Bridgate especially!!!— mohamad zamri “zamri” bin yahaya, penang island state Goverment
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 but in our hearts were here with us.
From 9 we grew to 15, 50, 300, 1000s until we realize that we were doing competitions with more than we could handle :) kids from all over the City ( Mexico City the BIGGEST City in the world ) were coming to the parks we we build our "" Skate Park "" to participate and do what we ALL LOVED. It was never about money in fact I have to confess that we never made a "" PESO "" doing did but instead what we all did is find our happiness.
From the button of my heart and in representation of thousands of happy memories and kids... Thank you.
PS Please let me know how or what do I need to do in order to get a Skateboard with the Bones Brigade Signature, I guess after years of work and many more things that would be the only thing I would like to have LOL
Thank you once again
Dante G.— Dante “Gonzo” Gallegos, Mexico City
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 and just skate.
I got my first board when I was 10, right at the beginning of the "big pants small wheels" trends but nonetheless, I had fun; I can definitely relate to the stories of skateboarders who started to grow their own identities thanks to skateboarding.
I kept an old board at home and few weeks ago, I took it for a ride; Felt like I was 10 again. Your documentary might make me want to do that more often.
Thank you.— Guillaume Richard
Dude i Love u Guys— Rasyidin “Din” Panji, Skateboarding
Even being so far away from the USA (I live in Brazil) Bones Brigade influenced all Brazilian skaters (including me a lot). The videos that came to us were a copy of the pirated copy that someone had managed with a friend's friend and colleague skateshops packed with people every time one of these tapes came. The Bones Brigade skateboard was like gods. And how could not import the equipment they used lixávamos our decks and desenhávamos drawings of models with pencil or spray, helping our imaginations to pretend that we were a team member. There was a world away from Brazil and the USA, but the Bones Brigade made these shorter distances. You were a goal to be achieved. They are my true heroes forever. Stacy and George: Thank you for being born.— Otaviano “Otlacet” Segundo, Me
The boys/men of Bones Brigade, along with Tony Alva and Christian Hosoi were my role models/ idols/ heroes.— mark “thindiesel” hair, Firefighter
They helped to shape my skating, outlook on life and art work. All of which helped me become the person I am.
This Movie has rekindled my love of skating and for the first time in ten years I hit the park!
Thankyou for everything.
A totally awesome movie and inspirational too.
If anyone remembers great moments in skateboarding history, MT. TRASHMORE in Virginia Beach, VA. ranks as 1 of the top 10! It was 1986(?), Mark "Gator" punched a cop thinking he was a rent a cop. While V.B.P.D. cuffed "Gator", 300+ teenage skaters were surrounding the cop car & started throwing rocks @ squad car. Next month Gator was on the cover of THRASHER. I know Tony Hawk, Lance Mountain, & Stacy Peralta were there. I was 15 @ the time (now 41)but what honor for me to witness skateboarding history. Ask the Brigade what they experienced @ MT TRASHMORE.— Andy “ANG” Duffy, SK-8er's of the 80's in Va.Bch.,VA.
in the time frame of finding your way in this world, the choice of to blend in or not was your options both paths had their strife and neither had appeal, coming of age in the Bones Brigrade presented a new path, stay true to your passions, the rest will fall in place, and a happier life will be lived. I am so fortunate to have lived when i did and to embody that spirit for those who are finding their way and themselves in this life— Paul “Paulie” Overby, World Boards
*Warning*— Joseph “No Nick Name” Saint, N/A
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
Would love to see this film, as I thought Dogtown was one of the best docus ever. Problem - it's massively overpriced in the UK. Seriously.....$40-50 for a dvd that's not even BluRay?— Stevie Greer
Five Stars! As one of so many that grew up idolizing the Bones Brigade, I have even more respect for them now. They still inspire me with their skating, Stacy with his filmaking and with everyone still giving back for the greater good of skateboarding. I loved every minute of The Bones Brigade An Autobiography! Thank You:)
Shred On,— Mike Leeds, Skaters for Public SKateparks
Wow. Bones Brigade changed my life. No lie. And I think the documentary just did it again. Just. Wow. And to know I get to celebrate this weekend with so many individuals... who get it. Who understand. Damn. I am so not worthy.
I don't believe I could have watched Bones Brigade: An Autobiography at a more perfect time in my life. I hadn't skated in over a month before a session just last night, with 2 Cretins I hadn't skated with in over 6 months, at a ramp I hadn't skated in almost a year... And it restored my stoke. Then tonight, I watched the story of the Bones Brigade... my skate heroes from my youth, and still to this day... and I am so ridiculously infatuated with skateboarding again.
And I'm about to turn 40. 40! EVERYONE younger than 40 knows that's crazy old. Want to know what's more insane? I've been skating for 25 of those years. 25! I truly suck for having skated THAT long, but it's not about that. I love it. It's FUN. It's 'stoopit.' And it's up to ME, every time.
So to watch those heroes tell the stories, of MY memories of watching THEM skate... it makes my brain itch in the most fantastic way. My mind has not raced like this, about THIS, in years. To watch those stories, on the precipice of completing my 40th trip around the Sun... about to spend a weekend celebrating with Concretins, Kooks, and skaters whom I know no other way except through skating... How do I explain that? I don't think I can, to a pedestrian.
And to a skater, I know I don't have to.
THANK YOU. Cretins, Kooks, Locals, my college skate friends, Nathan, Eric, Mike, Kyle... Thank you Stacy Peralta, George Powell, Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Mike McGill, Lance Mountain, Rodney Mullen, Tommy Guerro, Ray Barbee, Steve Saiz, Eric Koston, Ray Underhill, Matt Hensley, Bucky Lasek, Bob Burnquist, Danny Way, Colin McKay, Christian Hosoi, and countless other pros...
Skateboarding changed(is changing) my life. True story.
Thanks! "Bones Brigade changed my life. No lie."— Nik “Concretin Nik” D, Concretins!
The bones brigade videos changed my life. Animal Chin was or seemed to be a way of life for us. Every time we watched the video or I watched the video we were amped up. We all acted like we were one of the bones brigade. When I finally received my auto biography...I watched and emotions flowed...It was almost like reliving the first time I ever watched animal chin..but this time I felt as I was actually one of the bones brigade with all the insight provided. We skated the strrets of Chicago when animal chin was out and back then it was illegal...but feom my couch I felt the rush and sensations go through me like it was back on the day...then as the movie progressed I seemed to revive every skater I ever met all the skate spots we skated and eventually traveled to. I am no longer able to skate due to medication I take but after the movie it felt like never stopped skating. I was overwhelmed by the stories and Rodney Mullen...there wss points I was in tears...some tears of joy...some tears of what the team actually went through. I watched it over 10 times and would love to see it on the big screen but no local showings in Daytona Beach. But just being part of it brings joy to me...I have contacted many of my old skate crew to ensure the view it....just have to say wow....— mark “od/big money/animalchintonyhawkoverthechannelchowneister” odzinski
I was exposed to the Bones Brigade back in 85 when I moved to Gilroy California from Texas. I was banana boarding when some friends showed me Future Primitive. I thought it was amazing and cool and I wanted to do that. My friends and I all ended up with real boards after months of saving or nagging our parents. I've skated to this day and just mounted some Rat Bones that I was going to try at the skatepark. It's amazing how much your company has influenced my life, from skateboarding for over 25 years to my career as a graphic artist was inspired by Powell Peralta graphics. I'd draw all the Powell graphics like the Ripper and logos over and over and even mowed the logo into the front yard one time. The graphics were so cool, I consider those old graphics as some of the coolest art out there. It's great to see all the reissues. I'm sitting here with a Caballero. Have a 1988 Tony Hawk on the wall and a stack of used mini Logos in the closet. Funny when I'm wearing my Ripper or Cab shirt, how many old school guys, complete strangers that are like, "WHERE'D YOU GET THAT SHIRT? I HAD ONE OF THOSE YEARS AGO, SO COOOOL".— Davdi Sockrider, Tour Paintings.com
I remember that tour like it was yesterday... I lived in Southern New Jersey at the time just outside of Philly.. The tour rolled thru Prospect Park a ton of us piled in the car to go and we were blown away with the portable half pipe the skating was amazing... I recall Tony Hawk doing like 10 Mc Twists in a row on the half pipe which was huge being the ramp was like 6ft tall... The coolest thing was I got to sit with the Brigade while they signed autographs... I was just a kid and it meant the world to me that they all were so down to earth.... I would say it left a lasting impression I am now the VP of a Skateboarding company and I have been building my own brigade of rippers and they are killing it around the country ....go figure ;)
Thank you guys for everything you have done for skateboarding and for all the inspiration!
Robert Hart— Robert “Skate” Hart, Black Diamond Skateboarding
SRVP Black Diamond Skateboarding
I must say when I was I kid in the 80s me and other skater friends sat and watched the search for animal chin probably 1000 time and I must say every time was awesome . that movie was what we were all about, skating gave us all a place were we didn't seem to fit other places. thank you to everyone that made it what it was.— jesse yodice
This film has the power to do (bring) back the desire to skate at (for) all old school's skaters. Please.... one copy of this film with subtitles in Italian !!! Thank you...skate or die.— fabio bandini
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
This film sums up my teens into my early 20's. It's great to see these guys still killing it all these years later...— paul “oWc”
Orange Cycle works Orlando Fl, awesome demo was hooked before & have been hooked ever since, I play music with one of my oldest friends we've been skating together since the '80s & we still make HARDCORE SK8-ROCK we had a viewing party for the Bones Brigade Documentary, my drummer Dave had it on pre-order & the room was so quiet you could hear a mouse fart, there were cheers & tears & in the end we all realized our love for skateboarding & our nostalgia for a long gone time when we were kids & skateboarding was new, different, Raw, & as skaters we were outcasts from society...I can't thank you enough for the memories— Wes “Wes-B, Snipes, Wes FORTITUDE, Wes-Dread” Balewski, FORTITUDE