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 […]


15 Jun
Legendary skater reveals peak of fame, rock bottom & redemption

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 […]


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, […]


18 Jan
Stacy Peralta mini documentary for MTV

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 […]