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”.