UX Cambridge - What 'Bones Brigade' taught me about awesome teams
McGILL STEVE CABALLERO Lance Mountain
PERALTA MIke McGILL STEVE CABALLERO
on the Zephyr team
– I got on
the team Stacy Peralta
I mean phhhff, no one even half the time
he was the glue that held us all together. MIKE MCGILL
that no one had ever seen,
and so I started picking up young amateurs that I knew I could develop Stacy Peralta
I’m like this big and these guys are like 2ft higher than me. Steve Caballero
breakaway, look inward, not outward. RODNEY MULLEN
beginning, and for a long time what they were doing was considered odd. CRAIG STEYCK
kid who had fire in him. Stacy Peralta
and doing your best. Stacy Peralta
were these little soft kids,
but all their integrity and heart
was in skateboarding. Glen .E Friedman - Photographer
any sort of similar light to Steve Caballero. TONY HAWK
the guys, and seeing what they would do, I would just look at ‘em go, and just be there kinda feelin’ so privileged cruisin’ around in the volvo RODNEY MULLEN
of guys, competing against each other, but at the end of the competition,
we’re leaving as friends, as a team. STEVE CABALLERO
you can’t compete with Caballero.
Phhfff. Man up, man up and beat us!
Not me personally, they always beat me. Hehehe. But man up and beat my boys! LANCE MOUNTAIN
attest to - we want to make Stacy happy TOMMY GUERRERO
my heart, just a bolt hit me and I went “oh my god that kid is unbelievable” Stacy Peralta
No other team, no other company had that guy. LANCE MOUNTAIN
He invents the trick of the century,
when he was an amateur. STACY PERALTA
Cabalariel. He takes what Alan Gelfand’s done with the ollie, and now he does it in the air 360 ollie. STACY PERALTA
made you realise you can do difficult spinning manoeuvres or technical manoeuvres without grabbing your board. TONY HAWK
ollie, I mean that was ppffwow - that’s a legacy for him. And then Caballero doing the cabalarial, I’m like, wow that’s great, you know. What am I gonna do? Mike Mcgill
he’s doing one foot McTwists, then he’s doing board varial McTwists, and then he does the absolute unthinkable, which is the Ollie McTwist, he does a McTwist not even grabbing his board! STACY PERALTA
rich or famous if you were good at skateboarding. No one did, no matter how good you were. TONY HAWK
just liked him, I trusted him. He wasn’t doing this to make a million Dollars, and I wasn’t either. STACY PERALTA
dive. STACY PERALTA
that my friends had quit skating, all the parks were closing, but I wasn’t going to quit.
I still had a skateboard, that’s all I needed. TONY HAWK
these backyard events started to grow the sport again. STACY PERALTA
sell 300, we sold 30,000.
It was unbelievable.
They became manifestos. STACY PERALTA
just this untouchable elite crew of skaters, they showed that we were silly, we fall. TONY HAWK
and Tony Hawk in the video, I mighta gone damn, skating is tough, it’s hard, I’ll never be that good,
but Lance Mountain presented skating
as something accessible. Mike ValleLy - Pro Skateboarder
crappy skater, and I’m not saying Lance was a crappy skater, but you can love skating and that’s enough. SEAN MORTIMER - SKATEBOARDING WRITER
ALSo on NetFLIX
under the McTwist Label. Tommy Guerrero Co-Founded Real Skateboards & Deluxe Distribution.
years and is still
a pro-skateboarder. Steve Caballero is still a pro, still skating for George Powell 33 years on.
Co-Founded Birdhouse Skateboards & Created The Tony Hawk Pro Skater Game. Rodney Mullen Co-Founded World Industries, the most successful skateboard company in the 1990s which he sold in ’98 for $20m. Co-owner of Almost.
George reunited in 2006 at the request of Lance Mountain and fellow Bones Brigade members and began patching up their relationship.
everything. STACY PERALTA