Tony Hawk, Rodney Mullen and Steve Caballero were three members of Powell Peralta’s Bones Brigade, the most influential skateboard team ever. Bones Brigade: An Autobiography is a documentary about the team and how they directly shaped the last 30 years of skateboarding. Directed by Stacy Peralta, co-founder of Powell Peralta and iconic 1970s skateboard champion/Z-Boy, this looks absolutely amazing.
It’s not a death metal band, an extreme diet club or historic dominoes association—the Bones Brigade was a talented gang of teenage outcasts. Unmotivated by fame or popularity, they completely dedicated their lives to a disrespected art form. For most of the 1980s, this misfit crew headed by a 1970s ex-skateboard champion blasted the industry with a mixture of art and raw talent becoming the most popular skateboarding team in history. The core unit of the Bones Brigade built an empire that covered the world. They dominated contests, made hundreds of thousands of dollars, created the modern skateboard video, reinvented endemic advertising, pushed skate progression into a new era, and set the stage for a totally new form of skating called street style.