The Bones Brigade

Stacy Peralta’s 2001 documentary “Dogtown and Z-Boys” covered the rise of professional skateboarding in the late 70’s in the pioneering Zephyr skating team. I really enjoyed the film even though it focused on the period just prior to my interest in the sport.

Stacy Peralta’s new film, however, is a different story. It’s all about the “Bones Brigade”—the skate team sponsored by the Powell-Peralta skateboarding company, the team that was all the rage when I was still skateboarding. These were the days when Tony Hawk of the Bones Brigade and Christian Hosoi of Skull Skates were the best in the sport. They had an amazing rivalry and pushed the sport to new levels. If you were a skateboarder in the 80’s, you won’t want to miss this one. The trailer is below.

(HT: @derekwebb)

One Response to The Bones Brigade

  1. Matt Martin September 4, 2012 at 11:37 am #

    Crazy to see how old these guys are getting. What an era!

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