To tie in with the launch of the Nixon X Bones Brigade Collaboration, we set up a quick fire Bones Brigade Q&A with the Birdman, Tony Hawk. Read on for a few memories from way back when.
What’s your fondest memory of the Bones Bridges days?
Traveling the world as a teenager, experiencing different cultures with some of my best friends, and skating in front of huge crowds. I just watched the Beatles (Eight Days A Week) documentary and their first tours reminded me of those days; a strange, sudden fame that we all navigated together without much guidance.
You guys were quite young when it all started, what did the experience teach you?
To respect other cultures, to be approachable, and to skate the best I can in any situation.
Who was/is your favorite guy to watch out of that crew?
Rodney is magical. He was flawless in those days, and we are still trying to comprehend the trails he blazed for modern skateboarding.
Do you see any similarities with you guys and some of the crews out there nowadays? Who’s the modern day Bones Brigade?
I like to think of my team (Birdhouse) as a family similar to Bones Brigade, which would make me their Stacy figure. We genuinely care for each other and have a blast hanging out, but we always hold skating as the priority and perform to our best abilities.
“I still have nightmares about my failed lipslide-to-boardslide attempt”
Do you have a favorite Bones Brigade graphic?
The Ray “Bones” Rodriguez graphic started it all. It was the flagship for Bones Brigade aesthetics.