16 Oct
Skateboards, trophies, jackets, tees & even handmade scooters

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 […]


14 Sep
Powell Peralta's classic 1987 skate film gets freed

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, […]


21 Aug
The story of Powell Peralta's legendary 1980s skateboard crew

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 […]


19 Apr
Bones Brigade, Christian Hosoi & other proto-skateboard icons

Tired of Tokidoki? Not into engineering grad school chic? California-based Element Case honors the local skate heritage with a new collaborative series of iPhone 4/4S protective cases aptly titled the Skate Legends Series. Powell Peralta, G&S and others have teamed up with Element Case to design custom screen printed backplates for the iPhone 4/4S featuring […]


20 Feb
The story of Powell Peralta's legendary 1980s skateboard crew

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, […]