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Skateboarding DVD Video Review:Powell Peralta's Bones Brigade Video Show

Powell Peralta's Bones Brigade Video Show - DVD Skateboarding Snowboarding skateboard snowboard DVD Video Review Four Star skateboard DVD review rating

Director: Stacy Peralta
Released: 1984
Rating: 4 Stars

Steve Caballero, Adrian Demain, Todd Hastings, Tony Hawk, Chris Iverson, Mike McGill, Lance Mountain, Rodney Mullen, Stacy Peralta, Eddie Reatigui, Kevin Staab, Steve Steadham and Per Welinder.

Stacy Peralta sits in front of his TV as Bob Burbanks begins a segment praising the ability to buy skateboards at your local drug store. Incensed, Stacy sledge-hammers his TV, displays a nice wide Vato Rat board and glares into the camera, "This is a skateboard!"

This signature opener is classic of Stacy's need to make a point and do so with humor. Lance Mountain is the main host for the Video Show as he skates from place to place showing us the spots. He appears out of the chimney on top of his house, skates down the roof and acid drops onto the pavement. He's off and we're being brought along to a pool session.

In Venice Beach Lance rolls around the crowds gathered to see a variety of performers. We're treated to such sites as plump women in bikinis to elderly men covered in the pigeons he's feeding.

Next lance drop into the Cal Tranz Skate Shop which is laden with wide, bright colored conical wheels - a dream for old schoolers. The camera pans to a Hawk deck and we fade into a bowl session with the video game hero himself, Tony Hawk. Of course in ‘84 he was just a lanky kid... with mad skills. For some reason there are a lot of elderly people watching Tony tear up the bowl and they look on with big smiles and looks of disbelief. "Oh, that crazy boy," they must be thinking while we wonder what Peralta was thinking when he filmed this peculiar segue.

Leaving Cal Tranz, Lance heads for a gas station where he does an insane number of curb tricks. Who'd have thought a 6 inch curb could provide so much sk8 terrain? Next up is Stacy and crew bombing down a steep hill doing slides from side to side. Way cool. How come no one does stuff like this anymore? Well, some do - and power to ya!

Rodney Mullen does his flippy tricks to the awe of various crowds as he wends his way around. Finally, we end up at the Del Mar Spring Nationals. Buy this DVD - live a little history and recall that skating is supposed to be for fun.

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