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Bones Brigade: An Autobiography (2012)

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When six teenage boys came together as a skateboarding team in the 1980s, they reinvented not only their chosen sport but themselves too - as they evolved from insecure outsiders to the most influential athletes in the field.

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When six teenage boys came together as a skateboarding team in the 1980s, they reinvented not only their chosen sport but themselves too - as they evolved from insecure outsiders to the most influential athletes in the field.

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Rodney Mullen: Tony Hawk won everything; or close to it. That creates so much more pressure because there's no gratification in winning - there's only upholding something so that you don't lose it. And it is staggering. It usurps the joy of it. It's like a Kafka short story. You, you, you... build something but you can't live in the house because you sit around guarding it.
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Extremely compelling. Ties EVERYTHING together in the world of skateboarding
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I grew up in the 80s worshiping some of the pro skaters like Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, and Christian Hosoi. To finally have a documentary that chronicles the entire progression of skateboarding in the late 70s and through the 80s is something that has been missing up until now. I cannot tell you how compelling this documentary is. It's inspirational, touching, educational, and just downright interesting. For anyone who like skateboarding, this is a must-see. For anyone who's even mildly curious about the history of skateboarding, I would highly recommend watching this.

The documentary focuses on Rodney Mullen, Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Tommy Guerrero, and Lance Mountain, along with their Bones Brigade coach/mentor/father-figure, Stacey Peralta. It chronicles the evolution of skateboarding in the late 70s and through the 80s, the development of tricks such as the ollie, the caballerial, the mctwist, the general climate and lack of acceptance of skateboarding, the transition from pool skating to other types of vert and street skating, the personal struggles some of the Bones Brigade team members went through, and the inspirational triumphs this group of young teens experienced in the 80s.


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