When Powell Peralta first developed the urethane wheel they called it “Bones” because its tint resembled that of a human bone. The skateboard label/crew simultaneously catalyzed the development of skating culture en masse alongside their smoother-riding wheel with their highly influential proto-skate film The Search For Animal Chin (which has now been made available for FREE [...]
We’ve expounded on the awesomeness of Search For Animal Chin many a time, the seminal Powell Peralta video that pretty much single-handedly launched the genre of the skate film. In 1987 the Bones Brigade video catapulted like a sortie from the skate pools of Los Angeles across the globe, giving kids from London to Louisiana, [...]
We posted about the Bones Brigade: An Autobiography documentary when it was just a teaser, but now the full trailer has been released and we’re only getting more excited. We’ve been worshiping the truly legendary Bones Brigade crew ever since first popping in that old VHS tape of Search for Animal Chin oh so many [...]
As far as skateboarders go, you just don’t get more Rock Star than Christian Hosoi. The man was/is a legend, dwarfing all other 80s skaters with the possible exception of Tony Alva. But of course, there was a life beyond the Thrasher covers; we watch celebrities rise and fall constantly and at times, consistently. We see [...]
When the Madman was not but a wee Mad Grommet, he stumbled across The Search For Animal Chin VHS tape and the world entered another era. That was my introduction to the Bones Brigade, and the Powell Peralta skate universe in general. Featuring all All Star roster of 80s skating talent — including Steve Caballero, [...]
Last year’s Free Gucci mixtape from Diplo gets the remix treatment from Mad Decent labelmate Sinden. All y’alls gotta do is head HERE, enter your email addy, and they’ll deliver the grime-rinsed Gucci flows to your inbox. Tinchy Stryder, Wiley, Hudson Hawk, Nicki Minaj, Swizz Beatz… mouth fulla gold! Thx Skeezy!
Stacy Peralta, the man behind the films Dogtown and Z-boys and Lords of Dogtown, brings us The History of Skateboarding, a mini documentary for MTV: 40 years in 15 minutes. From surf skating and empty swimming pools to street skating and punk culture, The History of Skateboarding attempts to distill 4 decades of tumultuous history [...]
Falconeering is the sport of kings. In many cultures, the falcon is an auspicious sign of luck and wealth, and they maintain a heralded position in religions across the world — from the Egyptian god of Horus to the North American Plains Indians, who believed falcons were the only animal who knew the location of [...]