With the much anticipated "Bones Brigade" upon us, via iTunes and select theaters starting yesterday, the legendary Tony Hawk gave the following interview to Janet Varney at the Huffington Post. In addition to Mr. Hawk, and the cute blonde Janet, a couple key figures in the sport chimed in via webcam, including Skateboarder magazine's editor and our compadre, Jamie Owens (who chimes in at 13:40 or so).
The movie itself needs no introduction, as anyone who touched a skateboard in the 1980s was well aware of Tony and the Bones Brigade. Now that everyone involved in the story is now on the verge of senior citizenship, this new documentary provides a nostalgic look back.
"Bones Brigade: An Autobiography" is the true story of a group of talented misfit skateboarders who turned the world of skateboarding on its head in the '80s. "They dominated contests, made hundreds of thousands of dollars, created the modern skateboard video, reinvented endemic advertising, pushed skate progression into a new era, and set the stage for a totally new form of skating called 'street style,'" the creators of the project said.
Tony Hawk, Lance Mountain, Steve Caballero, Mike McGill, Rodney Mullen, Tommy Guerrero, and other big names are all featured in the film.
The full-length feature film's release date is yet to be announced, but to tide you over and get you pumped, the trailer is below:
What does the study of Physics have to do with Tony Hawk? Everything, actually. From the force of gravity and velocity to inertia and balance, all of these factors make his amazing tricks possible.
From May 26 to September 3, Tony Hawk will join forces with science for the
exhibit entitled Tony Hawk | Rad Science at UC Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science museum.
During a special premiere event on June 2 Hawk will be hand to help kick off summer with an exclusive skate demo.
The exhibit will feature more than 20 interactive experiences including everything from Tony's 900 Vert Theater to footage of his first-ever 900. Other exhibits will feature the evolution of the skateboard and a street course on a stationary board that tests your balance with tricks like grinds and manuals.
"Physics relates to everything that we do," said Berkeley physics professor Joel Fajans. "This cool new exhibition shows how a visit to a local skatepark can demonstrate important physics principles."
Tony talks about how math and science have helped him succeed in this video:
Click Here for more information and for tickets to the June 2 exclusive Tony Hawk skate demo.
Household name Tony Hawk is cleaning out his own house and donating some of his personal belongings for auctioning to benefit The Tony Hawk Foundation, his organization, which raises funds to help build public skateparks that benefit at-risk youth.
Some of the items that will be available on eBay are a signed Micheal Jordan jersey, a DUB customized Tony Hawk 2010 Dodge Challenger RT, a Victory Kingpin 8-Ball Motorcycle, trophies, signed decks, and tons more.
To help support the work of the Tony Hawk Foundation and bid on all the goods visit www.thfauction.org for details.
Check out the video below of the Birdman himself talking a little bit about his organization and some of his favorite items that are up for auction.
YouTube and Tony Hawk's production company, 900 Films teamed up to create the brand new Ride Channel featuring new and exclusive skateboard content every day. The content will consist of new shows involving tons of different skaters, producers and characters from within the skateboarding community.
Our first glimpse of the type of content we can expect comes from no other than the legend himself. Tony Hawk released his 2012 video part consisting of recent skate footage shot in California, Sweden and China.
At 43 years-old the Birdman reminds us why he's consider the greatest skateboarder of all time.