Original shape and graphic from the 1980’s.Screened top and bottom graphics, applied with heat and pressureOld hole pattern Width: 9.94″Wheelbase: 15.3″ Mike McGill grew up in Florida, and journeyed to California in 1978 with his buddy Alan Gelfand, who was sponsored by Powell-Peralta. Stacy Peralta flowed Mike some product, and a magazine photographer captured an image of McGill at Marina Del Rey skatepark, which was later picked to be the centerfold in Skateboarder Magazine. By the time that issue hit the streets, Mike was offered an official spot on the Bones Brigade.Mike’s first graphic was a fighter jet, which harmonized with his friend Alan Gelfand’s army tank ollie graphic. The Skull & Snake design was Mike’s 2nd deck graphic with Powell-Peralta and was chosen to resonate with Ray Rodriguez’s successful Skull and Sword graphic. The lightning crown and snake were included after a discussion between Mike and artist Vernon Courtlandt Johnson (VCJ) to represent Floridian elements. This board was initially released in 1984 and went through several iterations to become one of skateboarding’s most iconic graphics.
Mike is still ripping and placing in masters division contests. He owns Mike McGill’s Skate Shop in Encinitas, CA., is married with two children and skates for Powell-Peralta.
McGill is best known for his invention of the McTwist (a 540° air), which he learned while teaching skateboarding at a Swedish summer camp in 1984. When he returned to the US, he officially unveiled The Trick at the Del Mar skatepark contest in August of that year. The McTwist was a ground-breaking maneuver which took skateboarding to new heights and became essential to winning vert contests in the mid 80s.
Bones Brigade – Mike McGill
Construction: Traditional 7-ply construction
Produced to celebrate the Bones Brigade, and Stacy Peralta’s film “Bones Brigade: An Autobiography”. Perfect for riding, gift-giving, collecting and displaying.
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