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Skate One Timeline

Skate One has been a manufacturer & distributor of high performance skateboarding equipment and clothing since 1976.

1976
Powell Corp first established. Quicksilver deck introduced.
1977
First Bones wheels introduced. Ray Rodriguez rides for Bones.
1978
Powell and Peralta join forces.
1979
Alan “Ollie” Gelfand invents the Ollie. Birth of the Bones Brigade.
1980
Street Issue board introduced. Early street skating emerges.
1981
Caballero invents 360 ollie, calls it Caballerial and is named Rookie of the Year. A young Tony Hawk joins the Bones Brigade.
1982
First Powell video released, Bones Brigade Video Show. Eddie Reategui, Steve Steadham, Kevin Staab are ams.
1983
Lance Mountain joins Powell Peralta. Tommy Guerrero is street champ after his win at the first ever street contest in San Francisco. Rat Bones wheels designed by Cab.
1984
Mike McGill invents the McTwist in Sweden and unveils it at Del Mar Skate Ranch. Makes his first attempt. Future Primitive produced. Jeff Grosso, Bob Reeves, Adrian Demain are ams.
1985
Street skating is now Streetstyle. Jesse Martinez joins Powell.
1986
Animal Chin video released. Mike Vallely, Jim Thiebaud, Adrian Demain, Ray Underhill, Chris Borst.
1987
Mini Ramps become popular. Ray Barbee, Chet Thomas, Steve Saiz, Eric Sanderson are ams.
1988
Public Domain video released. Danny Way, Bucky Lasek, Frankie Hill, Colin McKay are ams.
1989
Street skating becomes dominant. Barbee and Saiz turn pro. Rudy Johnson, Guy Mariano, Gabriel Rodriguez, Paulo Diaz are ams.
1990
Ban This video. Skate TV. Frankie Hill turns pro. Salman Agah is am. Propaganda video released.
1991
Powell Skate Zone opens. Chris Senn, Pat Brennen, Frank Hirata, Lance Conklin join team.
1992
Hot Batch video released. Adam McNatt, Eric Ricks, and Wade Speyer join team.
1993
Bones Clear wheel formula introduced.
1994
Vallely returns to Powell. Suburban Diners video released. Gershon Mosley joins team.
1995
Gershon Mosely joins team. Scenic Drive.
1996
Mini Logo introduced.
1997
REDS introduced. Charlie Wilkins turns pro. Andy Macdonald joins team.
1998
Strip Mall Heroes and Magic released. Pat Channita, Moses Itkonen, Paul Machnau join team. Jon Comer turns pro.
1999
Pat Channita WCS Street Champion, Andy Macdonald WCS vert and combined champion. BRIGADE launched. BONES HardCore bushings introduced. Bones Swiss Ceramics introduced.
2000
Danny Wainwright sets High Ollie record. Class of 2000 Bones Bearing video released. Andy Macdonald sets world record. SOC introduced. Basic Training released. Brite Lite construction introduced.
2001
BONES Wheels SPF and ATF formulas introduced. Jason Ellis sets record. Surf One brand launched.
2002
Bones Super Swiss 6 introduced. BONES Wheels relaunched. Mini Logo bearing introduced. Angelboy brand launched.
2003
Powell Classic brand launched. Mini Logo SuperLight introduced. Andy Mac brand launched.
2004
Basic Training Plus released. Powell Classic Spoon Nose decks introduced.
2005
Powell Peralta is reborn. CAB celebrates 25 years of riding for Powell Peralta. BONES Wheels STF introduced. Powell Golden Dragon brand launched.
2006
Bones Swiss Labyrinths introduced. George celebrates 30 years of building high quality skateboards and components for skateboarders around the world.
2007
Positiv Skateboards brand launched.
2008
Primary brand launched. Bones Bearings celebrates 25 years.
2009
Skate One introduces LIGAMENT™ deck technology. Powell FUN! Video released. hoopla skateboard brand launched. Jordan Hoffart turns pro.
2010
Chad Bartie, Mike Vallely join Powell-Peralta team. Bones Brigade Documentary announced. Stacy Peralta and Steve Caballero inducted into the Skateboarding Hall of Fame. CAB wins Pro Tec Pool contest.
2011
BONES WHEELS video, Aldrin Garcia sets new high ollie record, 45". CAB four peat at Bondi Bowl contest.
2012
these™ wheels introduced, Bones Brigade An Autobiography released by Union Ave, Limited Bones Brigade product offered
2013
AERA Trucks brand, new Powell Peralta and these ATF wheel, Powell Peralta FUNshapes and Slappy decks, BONES Wheels "NEW GROUND" video released
2014
BONES Wheels "V-Series", 35 year anniversary of Future Primitive