Friday, January 12, 2007


Having watched the movie Lords of Dogtown, I realize that the entire skateboarding community probably owes it to the Z-Boys for its existence and subsequent popularity. One of the original members, Stacy Peralta left the team to form his own company and subsequently a skateboarding team known as the Bones Brigade. This team had Tony Hawk as a member at the age of 14.

The rest as people say, is history. Tony Hawk became one of the most successful and influential skateboarders in history. Having said that, without him, there will be no Tony Hawk games. In any case, he makes a cameo appearance in the movie, as an astronaut who tried out Stacy Peralta's skateboard in a photoshoot... and falls flat on his back when he tries to.