Bones Brigade: An Autobiography (2012) – 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. [01:50:58]

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A great film. Rodney is such a unique person. Growing up skateboarding in the early 90’s, it was great to see where the roots of the current style of the sport originated.


Amazing film. Dogtown and Z Boys is another one by Stacey Peralta that follows his generation of skaters and how they really kinda set the groundwork for what skating has become


> Have you seen him?


I went to graduate school with a friend of ‘Ollie’ Alan Gelfand. Interestingly after skateboarding with him in South Florida he went on to be a pit crew member of Alan Gelfand VW racing team before going to graduate school. Further interestingly, unlike the people in this documentary, he dropped far off the grid eventually and was last heard of living off the land with his family somewhere in west Virginia. I consider his anti-establishment ethos and credentials to be sound and telling.


I have never felt nostalgia like I did with this movie. It’s as if I had forgotten about that whole era, as I became an adult with responsibilites in the “real world.” Then watching this movie it all came back. Really, I hadnt felt that “it all came back” as much as this. hearing the names, and seeing them now, Rodney, Lance, etc… and I was back in that time in my childhood neighborhood, in the street with a board, with my friends, just hanging out.