mikevallely STREET PLANT

You can’t steal what you can’t feel.

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#SkateCreateEnjoy
#NeverComply
#StreetAxe

Art by @crabscrambly
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mikevallely All that I really remember about the Summer of ’91 is @ed.templeton Justin Regan and I drove around the US listening to Shelter: The Perfection Of Desire and doing skate demos… Hey, @eriggs123 aren’t you in the background somewhere on that last clip?

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mikevallely January, 1993 w/ @emilyvallely

Episode 9 of my Podcast @TheMikeVShow is now live.

Fathers & Daughters

Topics of Discussion: • Kids say the darndest things. • Babies having babies. • Fuck Hoag Hospital. • Question everything. • Awareness. • Lucy gets hit by a car. • Don't let the terrorists win. • The unimportance of suffering.

Listen on Soundcloud, Stitcher and iTunes!

The Mike V Show

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#DanieleBolelli
#EmilyVallely
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#TheEvolutionOfShape

1: Powell Peralta Elephant: I mashed up a Natas Kaupas tail w/ a Neil Blender Nose. The nose could’ve and should’ve been bigger but the manufacturer saw it as too risky in the market place. Skateboarding in the streets was moving faster than the manufacturers could keep up with or understand. Still, this board was the first step in the right direction for street style boards.

2: World Industries Barnyard: Shaped by Rodney Mullen, concept by Steve Rocco. There were symmetrical boards before it but this is the one that stuck, that people remember. I rode it hard and proved it to be functional but I never really thought of it as anything but another fun shape. I never imagined it would become the prototype for the industry standard popsicle.

3: Popsicle Stick: By the mid-90’s the skateboard industry and manufacturers standardized skateboard design. I continually wanted to remain open and creative with board design but very few brands were willing to gamble. Black Label was the first, and when I started skating for them in ’98 it was an awakening for what was to come. Even though I rode a popsicle throughout that entire time period, my skating remained free and creative all along and eventually that approach would seek to inspire new skateboard design ideas.

4: @streetplantbrnd Street Axe: When I started Vallely Skateboards in 2003, my intention was to create a line of shaped boards, very similar to what I’m doing now but I hit a roadblock with my distributor not wanting to gamble on such a concept. When that brand folded and I ended up with Element there wasn’t even a conversation to be had… It was a popsicle and you’ll like it. When I left Element and began scratching around for what came next I knew riding a board with shape would be the future of my skating. That is when the Street Axe was born.

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#WeaponsOfMassCreation
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#NeverComply
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  •   smokey834 Agreed. Next @streetplantbrnd t-shirt! 1d
  •   on_fleekgeek This is awesome! 1d
  •   juanfzh Mike, The streetaxe is my favorite board shape ever. Ive had 2 of the Elephant brand black ones, 1 of the white ones, and now a Street Plant axe. The latest version of the Axe is the best board Ive ridden feel-wise. The longer nose is a plus! Too bad mine cracked after just 30 mins of use when ollieng off a curb...manufacturer defect? It will definitely be replaced with another streetplant axe because Im willing to give it a second chance 24h
  •   mikevallely @juanfzh Thanks! Email me pics of the break: mike@streetplantbrand.com -- we will replace it. Sorry. 21h
  •   markfitzurka Mike we got a new skatepark opening in my home town of El Centro. Ca. (California Skateparks bult check there site for the info) it is looking real fun they are having a grand opening on the 10th of this month if you are down are way I would love to see you skate are new park. I will even buy you lunch/dinner if you make it down. We have the best mexican food around. If you dont make it to the grand opening the offer stands for when ever you might be passing threw. Also have tried to get are local skate shop to carry street plant with no luck so if you do make it down put a barnyard and a mammoth deck in your trunk I would love to buy them to skate. I contacted you a couple weeks back about a dealer in SD. I have been trying to get hanger 98 to start stocking street plant decks as well. 19h
  •   kevinwarren1973 @mikevallely Can't wait to see those new board designs out in the public! 19h
  •   mikevallely @markfitzurka Thanks Mark! I can't make the opening... Dinner sounds good sometime! Thanks for the support! 18h

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mikevallely 1988

A magazine in the UK launches it’s first issue ever with a picture of me doing a Madonna on vert wearing a pink shirt and pink shorts with sweatpants underneath.

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mikevallely This coming Sunday Night, September 6, I will once again be reunited with The Rad Man @therealjohnnyrad as Revolution Mother @revomutha plays host for the #NeverComply Skate Night at The @slidebar in Fullerton, CA

Also joining us will be skate legend Allen Losi @slowsi w/ his band @onefightband

It will be a fun night of music!
See you there!

Free Show!
Just show your Road Rash at the door!

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Video Mike Vallely
mikevallely In 1994, I was working for Powell (doing some brand / team management) but living in New Jersey. One day one of our warehouse workers and flow riders Ty Evans @tyevans (Yep, that Ty Evans) calls me and tells me he was digging around in the bank owned area of the warehouse and found a skateboard chair constructed out of my original Powell Peralta Elephant boards from 1988. He asked me if he should grab it, even though the bank owned it, and ship it to me. I said of course. So that happened. A year or so later I was living back in Santa Barbara, Ty was still riding for the team but he had a greater interest he said in filming. I went to the head honcho and pitched the idea of Ty transitioning from being a team rider to becoming a filmer for the company. The response I got was -- We have filmers, we don’t need more and we don’t need skaters who want to be filmers-- So it was bye, bye Ty. Well, at least I got the chair out of the whole thing and this recently unearthed 16mm clip that Ty shot somewhere along the way. Ty? He's gone on to film a few things.

7th Street / San Pedro, CA / Mid-90’s

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mikevallely STREET PLANT

The collision of art and commerce has always been a difficult intersection for me and one that I could never really reconcile. And so along the way there have been many missteps and mistakes. From an early age I was a mercenary for other brands and I was always made to feel inferior and subservient to them. When I did seek to carve out space for myself on the business side of skateboarding, my vision was always compromised by convoluted partnerships or pie in the sky scenarios that never played out. So many broken promises eventually broke me. Because of that, I have been a very reluctant business man. But through all the years, I always had my skating, it was always my refuge from the skateboard business. My skating was never compromised. And that is what saved me. The ethos of my skateboarding would eventually find it’s way into the lives of my daughters who would find inspiration in it and come to me in my darkest moment with that very spark — A spark that would ignite a flame that would illuminate our lives and the path ahead. From that spark, Street Plant was born. And in that moment there was nothing left to try to reconcile. I simply brought into my business life the same principals on which I functioned in my creative life. I became whole.

@streetplantbrnd is a 100% independently owned and operated family business.
We exist to support, service, inspire and empower our customers – Skateboarders – The freest, most unique and creative people on the planet – By making the highest quality skateboards and skateboard accessories. -- The Vallely Family

Photo @sierra_prescott

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mikevallely STREET PLANT

#RealStreet Outtakes, alternate makes and behind the scenes... w/ @tednewsome
See the whole video here:

youtu.be/nTqmBxm5wVU

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#NeverComply
#GetUsedToIt
#SkateCreateEnjoy
#EngineeredForTheStreets
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mikevallely Conan and Morrissey
It makes perfect sense to us.

Did you know I do a Podcast? With this guy right here: Author, Philosopher, Professor and good friend Daniele Bolelli. Check it out: @themikevshow — It is available for download on iTunes, Stitcher and Soundcloud. We are 8 Episodes into it and we’re having a lot of fun. Episode 9 will deliver very soon so stay tuned!

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mikevallely STREET PLANT

No Shoe
Barefooted
Forest Scoundrel
From New Jersey

@streetplantbrnd Bigfoot Handplant Board with art by @bigfootone

8.5 x 32

Wheelbase: 14 1/4
Nose: 6 3/4
Tail: 6 3/4

Available Now!

streetplantbrand.com/shop/

Animation: @adam_kure
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mikevallely STREET PLANT

@tednewsome Presents the Double Extended — Behind The Scenes -- and Extras edit of our #RealStreet video…
Check it out here:

youtu.be/nTqmBxm5wVU

Also check out this article by Sean Mortimer @judoair on the possible significance of this video part:

theridechannel.com/features/2015/08/has-skateboard-industry-lost-touch-with-everyday-skaters

Photo @zigmundimposter77

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#GetUsedToIt
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  •   cruzanddestroy Amazing 🏻🏻🏻 5d
  •   skategranger @mikevallely sooooo sick. 5d
  •   jaemaz Awesome @mikevallely! To make it easier for people to see, you might consider temporarily pasting that YouTube link in the "Website" field of your profile, (since the iOS Instagram app doesn't allow you to copy text from posts). Keep up the good work. 🏻🏻 5d
  •   kingkassam Loving the Extras Edit! Still feels like such a communal victory that @mikevallely's video part won. And deservedly so! 5d
  •   mikevallely @kingkassam Thank You! 5d
  •   scottyg1969 damm thats good! cant say Ted wasnt having fun 5d
  •   reynoldsblue 🏻🏻 4d
  •   zackrobb Hand plant hype 4d

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mikevallely STREET PLANT

Hot Shoe, Glue Footed, Street Scoundrel From New Jersey.

I’m proud of my New Jersey roots and to share a home state w/ these other notable Jersey Boys:

Frank Sinatra — "Ol' Blue Eyes” / Greatest Singer of the 20th Century.

Bruce Springsteen — "The Boss” / Rocker, Poet, Working Class Hero.

Bam Bam Bigelow — "The Beast From The East” / WCW and ECW Champion.

Daniel LaRusso — “Daniel-san" / All-Valley Karate Tournament Winner -- Ha, ha!

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#TheEvolutionOfShape

This isn’t your Daddy’s Barnyard.

The true “Double-Tail”

The Modern Barnyard from @streetplantbrnd

8 3/8 x 32 1/4

Wheelbase: 14 1/14

Nose: 7

Tail: 7

Assorted Veneers.

Available Now:

streetplantbrand.com/shop

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#StreetPlantBrand
#EngineeredForTheStreets
#NeverComply
#SkateCreateEnjoy
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mikevallely 1989 Mountain Manor / Alhambra, CA
Photo @ckline10

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Street Plant in the UK!

I am stoked to announce that @streetplantbrnd boards will now be available in the United Kingdom via our exclusive UK Distributor @ifivedist

UK Shops: to join the #StreetPlantArmory support program hit up i-Five
UK #StreetPlantBattalion : Answer the call and ask your local shop to carry @streetplantbrnd

Boards Pictured: Modern Mammoth, Street Axe, Never Comply, @bigfootone Handplant.

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#EngineeredForTheStreets
#WeaponsOfMassCreation
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mikevallely Me and My Birthday Girl @annvallely

1989 / Irvine, CA
Photo @ckline10

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mikevallely STREET PLANT

We are beyond stoked to have the hometown support of #StreetPlantArmory Outpost @lbskate

If you live in the Long Beach, CA area… Get over to the shop, say hello and check out our new boards.
Including the new @streetplantbrnd Modern Barnyard — A True “Double-Tail” — More on that later!

Long Beach Skate
3142 E 7th St
Long Beach, CA
90804 (562) 434-5527

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