This Bones Brigade Trailer Will Make You Want To Shred

 Bones Brigade: An Autobiography (2012) Movie Image

Powell Peralta’s Bones Brigade skate team is hands down the most influential group in the history of skateboarding. They’re largely responsible for making the sport and the industry what it is today, for better or worse depending on your point of view. Stacey Peralta’s (“Dogtown and Z-Boys”) new documentary, “Bones Brigade”, made the film festival rounds this year, and hits Blu-ray, DVD, and on-demand November 6. Check out this new trailer for the release.

Guys like Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Lance Mountain, Rodney Mullen, Mike McGill, and Tommy Guerrero, were the first rock stars of the sport, and helped transform skateboarding from a fringe activity to a legitimate mainstream sport. This garnered them tons of praise, but almost as much spite and contempt from traditionalists who wanted skateboarding to remain pure. This is a debate that still rages today, though given how frequently you find skateboarding featured on ESPN, it looks like the purists are in the vast minority.

This trailer for “Bones Brigade” tells the story of the team, of the time when they were kings of their respective kingdom. For those of us who grew up in this era, seeing where these guys are now, and watching the emotions bubble up as they remember the salad days, is a treat.

You can visit the website to preorder “Bones Brigade”, and also get a free download of their classic skate video “The Search for Animal Chin”.



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  • Skate or Die

    Awesome! It’s about time! Every kid in the 80′s worshipped these guys! I remember saving all my money up to get my first Caballero deck, complete with independent trucks, RatBones wheel’s, Swiss Bearing, custom grip tape design and to protect my investment Rib Bones, Nose Guard and Tailbone. Everything had to be Powell Peralta! All my friends had different decks Lance Mountain, Tony Hawk, Mike Mcgill and Tommy Guerrero.

    These guys deserve the recognition for taking this sport to a whole new level. Not all of the bones brigade skaters were successful when new school skateboards came out. It’s time that people also get to see other greats besides Tony Hawk. This is going to be rad!

    • http://twitter.com/BrentMMcKnight Brent McKnight

      I mowed lawns in my neighborhood all summer to buy my first deck. “The Search For Animal Chin” was a game changer, and the team as a whole had a huge influence on the way the skateboard industry went and what it has become.