This week, Stacey Peralta announced the release of Bones Brigade : An Autobiography. He had this to add:
"Over the next several weeks we plan to continue offering collector's items from the vault as we have many new items that have just arrived from some of the guys, including myself.
"It has been a blast going through our respective collections to find old boards, posters, t-shirts, jackets, trophies and other memorabilia to offer to skateboarding fans and we have been so stoked by the enthusiastic response from all of you.
"In addition to these special items we are also planning to offer up to 10,000 of each of these six skater's re-issued boards into color runs of twenty-five hundred. We are riding a fine line here, we are very excited that BONES BRIGADE the film is connecting with so many fans that we are trying to make this opportunity, like the film itself, inclusive rather than exclusive.
"We know based on feedback we've received from the film so far that many people want these re-issues and we want to make it possible for that to happen. These six re-issued boards are a physical manifestation of the power of six of the greatest skateboarders ever assembled on a skateboard team; Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Rodney Mullen, Mike McGill, Lance Mountain and Tommy Guerrero. All six of them changed skateboarding forever. They are responsible for the invention of the flatland Ollie, the Caballerial, the McTwist, the 720, the 900 and many of today's street moves, not to mention a contest record that is simply unmatched by any generation and skate careers that have outlasted every generation. Based on my history with them and what I saw them accomplish first hand as young skaters, I wanted to make their collection available to those who have been influenced, inspired and genuinely affected by them. We may or may not ever see a skateboard team of this magnitude and significance again. I feel this collection of six boards is a way to make their memory visible, tangible and everlasting."
This is an outstanding opportunity! And well timed, what with Christmas just about 6 weeks away. Funny how that happened! These would make perfect gifts, and the autobiography is a must-have for skateboarding historians and old school skaters. For more, check out The History of Skateboarding to read about the Bones Brigade and how their passion and drive changed skateboarding.