This was a rare treat to wake up to this morning. Tony Hawk, Lance Mountain and Steve Caballero skating street at Radlands UK Champs comp back in 1995. Northampton’s most historic skate park hosted the best jams ever back in the day.
Long live the memories of all of the sessions that went down there. Enjoy this.
It was not long ago (back in 2010) when Tony Hawk had joined new truck company Theeve alongside many other well known names in skateboarding. Today, Independent Trucks have released a video teaser ahead of a web promo scheduled to drop on Monday Jan 14th.
Riley Hawk wasn’t satisfied in filming a section just for the Bake and Destroy video for Baker, so he also has new footage lifted from his part in Shep Dawgs Vol 3 online today, a video filmed by Jacob Nunez.
London’s Prince Charles cinema was awash with rad dad’s, old rippers and many other skaters who had crawled out of the 80’s skateboard woodwork last night to wallow in nostalgia from Stacy Peralta’s autobiography on the life and times of the infamous Bones Brigade. The cinema was a packed house, made up of skateboarders who’d traveled from all over the country. Even Krooked’s head chef, Mark Gonzales took a seat at this London premiere, treating those around him to his own running commentary as the film featured the rising fame of Tony Hawk, Rodney Mullen, Steve Caballero, Mike McGill, Tommy Guerrero and Lance Mountain.
The Bones Brigade individually spill the beans on the ups and downs of the fame, fortune and fatigue from a golden era that projected them to the very forefront of world skateboarding, before a split in the group and the uprising of street skating forced them go their seperate ways.
For us, the highlights came from Lance Mountain, whose background, words and overall presence is to be admired. Fred Durst’s contributions were thankfully masked by a vociferous response from the audience, who heckled his every word. Stacy Peralta’s acting skills were also noted by many, but, unfortunately, the team’s mentor will probably never receive an Oscar for this performance. His pained, self-agrandising delivery only highlighted the fact that the Bones Brigade were the actual heroes from back in the day; and they all came out of this emotional rollercoaster with their heads held high.
That aside, Peralta’s job of stitching this story together is to be commended, and overall, Bones Brigade: An Autobiography has delivered an essential piece of the Californian skateboard jigsaw, documenting the incredible history and success of the 80’s scene. It’s a must-see flick. Look out for the DVD that will drop into skateboard shops later this month.
Those who are London based or nearby and itching to see the much anticipated Bones Brigade: An Autobiography movie will be happy to know that tickets have now gone on sale for a screening at the Prince Charles Cinema in W1 on November 2nd. Tickets are £11.50 for either the 6.45pm or 11pm showings and will go very fast. Get them now if you can’t wait for the DVD to be released.
Grab yourself a free download of Animal Chin and a load of other stuff that’s on sale alongside the ticket link (scroll down) here.
This is Jaws’ entry into the X Games Real Street thing they do every year and is stuffed full of tricks that will make your jaw drop. Watch this leap of faith footage from Aaron Homoki filmed and edited by Buster O’Shea.
This weekend’s Pro-Tec Pool Party in California provided one hell of a session as Pedro Barros delivered another mammoth set of runs to take home the honours. This footage below captures the ridiculous skating that went down in both the pro comp and the legends sessions with the Bones Brigade and friends. Amazing stuff.