Notes from The Brigade
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Hi guys! I'm a big fan! The videos changed my life! Then the Bones Demo in Rochester, NY 1988, Lance, Mike V, Saiz! I was hooked! I moved to California and SKATED! I rode so many PP decks, and loved them all. Also got 4th place in the Shop Team Challenge 1989, riding for Galaxy Sports, when the skate park was still outside! It was the coolest thing ever! For years I have been wondering why is there no Bones Brigade Video 5? What happened to 5? Was there a 5? Will there be a 5? Public Domain Video Four, Ban This Video 6. Why is Ban this Video 6 and not 5? I have never heard of any explanation... Is this an unusual question? Please enlighten me, I've been dying to know.
— Mike “Mikey the Wop” Marinaccio , Poor House Skateboards
I came across a 1978 Skull And Sword Powell Peralta Board at a garage sale, it's a bad a** board, and I was wondering if anyone knows how much that board is worth? The decals look good as new, but the background paint is faded, and the board is a little water damaged, other than that it's in great condition considering it is a 33 year old board. Any ideas on price would be helpful because I wanna know if i should ride it or save it
— Bridges Gijsbers
Need more SP2 decks, especially Skull & Sword and Ripper. Have the K15 available, but we should have an original style concave as an option too.
— Kevin H.
Hey guys, I'm 14 years old and PP is definitely my favorite skateboard company. Old school. The way it should be.
Stacy Peralta Old School Gladiator, Dogtown is the Source of everything we do today. Saludos a todos los Brigaders ♠
— Mauro Deo
i thought i would just ask i don't have video and i only have a few pictures all in all i can backflip over transfers. mob hills at over 55 mph skate doing gaps on iced over roads and have pushed myself to extremes while skating my whole life the last two years the worst i got sponsored and kept getting slipped drugs when i would go drink so i didn't know i was sponsored came back up to mammoth lakes last year to snowboard for the season and skateboard on ice and the lupe happened all over again and my sponsors i didn't even know i had, had an intervention with me and told me to get sober or they would sponsor me anymore, i bailed home to get sober but i still don't know who they are!!! thanks if you atleast hit me back ( 760)822-9213 peace be with you!!!ask the guys at the ymca if i have it in me as long as i have the proper gear am fed well and am not homeless, i.e. mike mcgill, kevin stabb,allen young,rob lorifice,eliot smith,ect. and alex at waverave in mammoth lakes ca. where the volcom brothers skatepark is!!!laters
— JOHN “MOHAWKINS ” hawkins , none
Hello Brigaders, I miss the old school style and lifestyle, but we live with that memories in our heart. Por eso yo digo larga vida al Rey ♠
— Mauro Deo
powell peralta should make new mag letter boards
— jim “jimbob” jones , skateboarding
STACY!!!! i love u guys (the z-boys) and u probably get this all the time but i think u me jay tony and wentzly should go to the old Zephyr shop together and make it a memorial!!!! i mean for what all u guys did for the sport u deserve it so much!!!!!!
— Nina “neennaneenn!!!!” parkinson
I just wanted to thank y'all for so many years of great skateboards and wheels. I just bought a Future Primitive and a McGill for my five year old. We rode the bowl at Arlington, VA and it was great to be back on a Powell Peralta, the finest boards ever made.
— Alex S
I have skated your decks from the first Hawk deck on and have loved them all. In my vintage stable is an old Flame Sword deck from way back that makes regular trips to the Skatepark to this day. The nose is blunt the tail is razored but it has never cracked or delaminated. Its one tuff old deck and a true testament to the quality of your boards.
Long live the Ripper!
I would take down a law man for a Per Welinder Street Model...how do I get one? Powell streetstyle wheels or freestyle wheels? Let's see some Tony Hawk and Lance Mountain re-issues, thinking about it, a Tommy Guerrero would be the bomb! Cats that lived and breathed skateboarding in the 80's, like me, would kill to have those memories in hand...you guys have the means, shit, I would invest!
— Steven Collins
Hola a todos Brigaders, desde Argentina saludos a todos. "Long Live to Skateboard and Jay Adams" Viva la destruccion.
— Mauro Deo
My friend won tickets to the world premiere of public domain. we got to ride on the chartered bus from the factory in S.B. to L.A. with some of the bones brigade. I remember talking to George Powell and him being interested in my native american background. Now I'm a chief of my tribe and have a lot of responsibilities but then I was an eighth grader at la cumbre jr. high who thought that sk8ting was everything. What I wouldn't give to go back and have my bones brigade card in my pocket and my vallely deck under my feet. Sk8ting shaped my life. To me powell and peralta is a huge part of my youth and growing up in santa barbara wouldn't have been the same without it. sk8 hard.
— john “ lame deer” fire
Stumbling upon this website has triggered so many memories of the 70's, 80's, and skating as a youth. My nephews are into it now, and have no idea of the rich history and the big roll the P&P played in propelling the sport forward. They don't even realize that we had to build our own ramps back then!
— Rob D
I just ordered my brand new Mike Vallely deck (just like the one I had in '87). I'm gonna throw on my Indy 165's and a sweet set of G-Bones I've been sitting on for years. The streets of Pittsburgh will be mine, again. Thanks for bringing it back. Not just the deck, but that indestructable feeling. Skate and Destroy!
— Chuck Brown
It was roughly 1988 when I saw a pro board for the first time. Kenn had just bought the Ripper board and I still remember how excited I was. After that I became a skater and still to this day, being a father and 33 years old - I'm still a skater and always will be.
— Dale McConnery
I used to have the blue Cab Dragon and Bat deck around '88. I found a pic of that deck on the web and ever since I feel like I am 11 years old again. My girlfriend thinks I am nuts for even thinking about buying a board. Thanks for bringing back my childhood.
GIVE US THE MUSIC FROM 4, 6, AND 7!!!!!BONES BRIGADE VIDEO TUNES Volume 2!!!!!!!!!!
— colton brown
Powell-Peralta should join forces with Vans and make a p/p shoe in slipon and old skools
— Robert Reynolds
I'm about to lose my mind due to the sheer aweseomeness of what I'm seeing! I was born in '72 and lived every day of much of the '80s on my PP boards (and in my PP shirts). Skating was such a thick part of our culture and our lives, and I have my Bones wheels, Gullwing trucks, and Powell-Peralta boards to thank for it. I honestly owe my health as a pre-teen and teen to skating - every day, rain or shine, with a horde of buddies. My son is now 3 1/2, and I'm buying him an old-school skate for his next birthday...just like Daddy's old one. None of this new-schools stuff...he's going to learn inverts, rocket airs, and backside bonelesses from his old man! Thanks for bringing it all back...
— Chris Raleigh
Your site is the best. There's not that many old school companies left. And I'm glad that Powell-Peralta is still around. Thanx for still existing.
— James Cox
Due to the Re-issues coming out! I have taken up skateboarding again after a 10year break (motor x and then cars and girls, put my life on hold) but I'm back now ...,.ripping it on my ripper,I dare anyone who was a serious skater back in the day not to buy and set one up! its amazing how after an hour on my re-issue I was back no top form - like i had never stopped -skating half pipe ramps is now something I think about and do ,allot,all because of POWELL PERALTA RE-ISSUE,video games and listening to music is great,but lets not get too carried away!Skateboarding is a cheap hobby and very social! Please bring out the claw graphic out again, I smashed my teeth out on one like that back in the day! lol Respect to all the old school skaters.SK8 ON!!!!
I've been getting back into skating since a 15 year break. This past year, I must have bought 3 new generation decks. But none of them compare to the original bones brigade decks. My favorite, Tommy's Dagger, Bonite XT. Any chance of reprinting on maple or re-making this deck with Bonite+Maple (XT)? And keep up the great work, you guy are great.
— Dan Nimitz
I used to surf the concrete riding my Per Welinder board for years replacing it every now and then when it got too ragged or broke. I'd pick up Powell stickers religiously because you guys had some of the sickest designs. My parents loved it because I was outside doing something active and staying healthy. I'm older now and onto other things like weight lifting/bodybuilding to stay healthy, but I still enjoy the sport. I hope that some day you will issue some of the older Powell symbols on t-shirts in XXL for guys like me. Some of us older guys like to revisit our youth and your company has certainly played a major role in mine.
— S. Anton
Thanks for re-issuing the Jay Smith board. I used to ride a blue concave at Texas Pipeline Skate park, after it was closed of course! Got mine on order!!
— robert wecker
Awesome to see my childhood skates are back! I would LOVE to see and buy a Mullen chess board freestyle re-issue. Nothing beats the old school!
— Daniel Holguin
What up, just found your web page and it hive me a lot o pleasure to know that powell-peralta it steel around!! the only boards i ride when i was young!! i'm 32 now but still i have a rush when i see a skate board competition on tv. good times...
— Alex R
Make josh hawkins pro!! that 3 flip was one of the craziest things ive ever seen
— jake wittak
You guys rock !!! At age 30, I finally got my dream setup.... Street Cab deck, Indy trucks, Bones bearings and reissued Aussie Cockroach wheels.... I'm in Skate Heaven, Thank you.
Your G Bones White are so smooooooooooooth in da pool and ramp. they rok.
— jed emont
Awesome site, brings back fond memories i still have a second edition tony hawk board with independent trucks, rat bones and swiss bearings that i got from ron jons surf shop cocoa beach florida thanks for the memories.
— ben davenport
Would love to see re-pressings of the old Hawk / Mountain boards... so many great memories tied up in those pieces. Please, make it so!
Thanks so much for the reissues, I had the Steve Steadham board back in high school 1986. I used to keep it my car at all times until my car got stolen in 1995 and unfortunately they took my board, they could have kept my car, I just wanted my board back. I just bought the reissue of the Steadham, Skull & Sword, Ripper, and the 30th Anniversary. Thanks again,
— Joe Torrance
I am glad to see that skateboarding has made a huge comeback. The art, the sun the fun. What they tried to take away in the late 80's is back! My last deck was the Underhill cross, removed from my feet by a grotesquely obese security guard at the local shopping center. please if you could release the old vert decks, HAWK, UNDERHILL, and yes like the lad in Estonia I would like to see the Welinder reissued also. Thank you for the decades of fun!!!!
I'm at lost for words. F--- n rad! It has been a long time since I have had anything from my past feel totally rad!!! Way too often memories start off good but end up in more f---n pain that lead too block n it out. By just not being what I dreamed of. Your Powell Classic site pictures, gallery, have open up that gut turning fire that drives us when we were young. When scoring a ride to the skatepark was our only problem. Once there dude nothing could kill your damn trip! Oasis skatepark in Diego under that massive freeway traffic noise. Smell of gas fumes kind of added too it! May be that's why it didn't hurt when id eat turf when my trucks would hang on that key hole pool. Prob. Too damn loaded from all that morning traffic! Kiss play n on the loud p.A. That was the shit! Thanks Powell! For bring n all those rad days back into this 40 yr old mad rat! Cal rage in AZ. Late! P.S. I still think decks should only have one tail and a snub nose.
— Frank Aguilara
My first board was a Steve Caballero 88, and my first good trick was the boneless...Now I'm old but I love skateboarding.
— Geebran Valencia
Wanted to let George Powell know that the bones brigade has always been a great motivator in my skating.. I've been skating from 1988 to 2007 and going strong making skateboarding happen in the NWT, thanks for making great skate products. Thats all!
— Vance “Sanderson”
I would like to say that I have been skating since 1978 and only stoped hardcore skating in the early 90s I still skated but the SK8 scene died and all of my SK8 buddies all grew up got married.I never seemed to grow up as far as loosing my love for this sport I am now SK8ing a 30th anniversity ripper and go Sk8ing with my 8 year daughter who SK8s a miny Hawk.I will never stop SK8ing and will always SK8 Powell products because when it comes to quality thier is just no substitute.In closing I would like to thank Powell for sticking to thier roots of supplying products that allways deliver. Fathfull till the end.
— Mike Lahn
Always stick to what works. Thanx Powell-Peralta!
— Joe Billhouser
PP - Thank you for the priceless childhood memories! At 30 yrs. old, I'm just as mesmerized by the artwork of your late 80s decks as I was when I was a 9 yr. old skate rat. PP and the Bones Brigade turned skateboarding into a lifetime obsession for me. I still remember when my folks gave me the green Rodney Mullen skeleton/chessboard freestyle deck for my birthday... one of the greatest b-day presents I've ever received. It's nice to know that with all of the posers and corporate thugs who have infiltrated skateboarding over the years, you guys still stand for its essence - FUN!! And you can bet that my kids will be riding your reissues.
Hi dudes, please make a volume 2 with all the tracks from Ban This and Propaganda!
I'm psyched with the reissues but I wish there would be some Rodney Mullen freestyle reissues. I would kill to have one of his boards. At the moment, however, I'm getting a Kevin Harris freestyle board. I love freestyle.
It's amazing how many people (Especially the kids) are ditching the stair sets to go to an empty lot to do 360's! I'm seeing old school freestyle making a comeback. You wouldn't believe how hard it is to get trucks currently with the short width to fit freestyle boards. I love the reissues, though, they're awesome!
Like many others, I'm in my 30s now but still reflect fondly on staying up late watching the BB videos many years ago. Some of my best memories. In life, not many people get to say they did something that affected so many people in a positive way. Thanks for everything.
The 64mm Bowl Bombers are the fastest wheels on the planet. Hands down. Less work, more speed. Love em!
— John Covey
Old timer skater, remembering good times
— alex ramirez
I got out of skating for a long time. When I was in younger I skated everyday. My son recently started skating. I found myself on his board teaching him to ride. My wife later asked me what I wanted for Valentine's day. I told her that I would really like a skateboard. She purchesed me an old school Mike Valley Elephant Head. I was stoked when she gave it to me. I now find myself daydreaming of surfing the streets every day. I love my board and the memories of my youth that were engrossed in Powell Peralta and the Bones Brigade. Thank you for the memories and the freedom I feel when I ride.
— Chris Walcott
These guys ARE Skateboarding! Lords of Dogtown has been our inspiration, my husband and two sons ride, regular and our motorized sk8drive attachments, but without guys like these, hey.
— stephanie “steph” gross , sk8drive