The Kennedy Center

Steve Caballero



Biography

As an original member of the Bones Brigade--the '80s skate super team that Stacey Peralta envisioned to redefine skateboarding--Steve Caballero appeared in perhaps the most famous skate video of all time, The Search for Animal Chin. Cab is known for the difficult tricks and air variations he invented for vertical skating, including the Caballerial and the frontside boardslide, and for setting the long-standing record for the highest air achieved on a halfpipe. He's been skating since 1977. He was about 12 years old when he first hopped on a skateboard. It was a red flat skinny piece of wood with metal wheels and trucks, the kind that old rollerskates were made of. In 1999, Thrasher Magazine named him "Skater of the Century."
Steve Caballero