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Monday, November 21, 2011

Why are translucent wheels better?

Why are translucent wheels better?

George Powel is back into the limelights, preparing the release of the new Bones video. There was a very interesting interview of both George Powel and Stacy Peralta in the Juice issue #68 a couple of years ago in which, contrary to popular thinking, George Powell and Stacy Peralta said that it was not Steve Rocco who killed vert with World Industries but the very own people that lived from it: George Powel and Stacy Peralta. As we now know, vert, ramps, pools, and bowl riding was vaporized from the surface of the earth in the mid 80’s and replaced by street skating, which is still the mainstream art of skateboarding nowadays.

It is so odd and hilarious, though, that the same people who ushered the street revolution brought back vert and bowl at the start of the 00’s with the Dogtown and Z-Boys movie. Using a mix of images from the Zephyr skateboard team shot in the 70s by Craig Stecyk and more recent interviews, the Dogtown and Z-Boys documentary was about the story of a group of teenage surfer/skateboarders and their influence on the history of skateboarding (and to a lesser extent surfing) culture. And as incredible that it may be, the story was entirely real, giving the old Z-Boys team the status of prophets, having been heroes to many for 20 years straight.

That’s a good lesson to learn for those who don’t know that Stacy Peralta is still a rainmaker and that the latest installment of the Bones Brigade video can still make skateboarding change paths again 25 years after the release of such seminal videos as Animal Chin (the original was filmed in 87).

Stacy and George recently teamed up to resuscitate the new Powell-Peralta brand and the George interview is only a teaser to what the new Bones video will be…

Watch George Powell Video to know more about the story of the Bones wheels…

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posted by Xavier Lannes @ Monday, November 21, 2011 


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