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What Andy Warhol is to Pop Art, Stacy Peralta is to skateboarding; an industry pioneer, visionary, and cultural game changer.
Stacy grew up in Venice Beach. His first love was surfing, but on days when the waves weren't great, he took to the streets with the Z-Boys - a skate crew named after the Zephyr surf shop that sponsored them.
Stacy was among the first to see the earning potential in skating. By age 17, he was touring the world, making more money than his parents. He retired from competition before he was 20, and co-founded the successful skateboard company Powell Peralta.
He went on to hand-pick and manage a team of young skaters from across the country. Among them; Steve Caballero, Rodney Mullen, Lance Mountain, and a gawky 11-year-old by the name of Tony Hawk (maybe you've heard of him?). Stacy coached the team, known as The Bones Brigade, for more than a decade. In the process, he transformed skate culture and revolutionized the way the sport was marketed.
Now Stacy focuses on writing and producing documentary film. His latest, 'Bones Brigade: An Autobiography', is an oral and visual history of those who not only defined a sport, but a cultural movement.