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mikevallely This spot...
From DRIVE
January, 2004.

The original award winning film and all 3 seasons of the series are now available On Demand here:
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/driveskateboarding

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mikevallely South River, 1994

By the end of 1993, I was broke — in debt to the IRS as well as to several creditors. It had been a good run but my skateboard career was over — at least that’s
what I was being told.

I was living in a flea and roach infested dump of a house by Westminster Mall in Huntington Beach, CA — I couldn’t afford the rent, I couldn’t afford groceries,
I couldn’t afford diapers for my 10 month old daughter Emily and I couldn’t get rid of the fucking bugs.

I traded my sports car in for a Mazda Protege — packed all of my belongings into the cheapest storage unit I could find and used what should have been rent money to skip town. I put my wife and daughter on an airplane and drove across the country, back to my home state of New Jersey. For 45 hours straight and over 2,800 miles non-stop, through an endless rainstorm, I rode alone… home.

My wife, daughter and I moved into a small spare bedroom on the 2nd floor of my parents house and I set an office up for myself in the un-insulated attic above the room.

That winter was one of the worst winters on record. Between the amount of snow that fell and the arctic temperatures we were literally house ridden for months.
I had a lot of time to think. In the quiet frozen attic of that house I began to rebuild my life in my mind. I’d sit up there for hours alone, my frozen breath like a mirror before me confronting me every time I exhaled. I realized sitting there watching my breath that life goes on, with or without
my participation, and so I’d better get my act together and get at it.

It became clear to me that there is no time to complain or worry, just life to be lived. In the end my suffering just didn’t matter, it simply served no purpose. With my wife’s encouragement I chose to continue to pursue my skating regardless of industry trends and wagging tongues... Read the whole article here:

mikevallely.com/south-river-1994/

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  •   rizeking Your dedication and commitment to skating is an inspiration for me and I hope many other skaters. I'm glad things worked out for you and your family and may the new year the new year bring you happiness and good health to do what you do best keep ripping Merry Christmas and happy new year 2d
  •   el_tac0 The obstacles you have struggled through have been a true test strength. The industry trends have become some sort of paradoxical bad joke, but your originality and pure spirit are timeless. Trancends beyond presents trends, and that is why you are a legend. "Life goes on" thanks for sharing your wisdom.@mikevallely 2d
  •   alexarnoldlee Wow! ️thank you for sharing! 1d
  •   1maddemon Yewwwwwwwwwww!!! 1d
  •   nycmk3aaa The struggle is real!! Yes that was one of the worse winters we had. Nice to get that lil push from your wife. I'm happy you made the change to better yourself & your family. #MuchRespect @mikevallely #dowhatyoulove #dosomething 1d
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Video Mike Vallely
mikevallely BANGIN! it out at the old @berrics
Filmed by @chaseingabor / 2010
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  •   boskyoptics Killin it 3d
  •   salpuglisi I fucks with you 3d
  •   0recit0 @yei23 classic 3d
  •   gansea Had a dream I was job hunting in bars in NYC and one place gave me a pitcher of beer for the rest of my search the next place I walk into someone take the pitcher and pours it over my head. It was you. You were the bouncer and we fought and then became best friends. Merry Christmas brother. 3d
  •   therbo_jones Fuckin spider man! 3d
  •   acegonz74 Lo sigo tío,es el jefe bro @yei23 2d
  •   nycmk3aaa Dope 1d

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mikevallely Ollie To Tail at Scooter's / 1989
Photo: Christian Kline
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mikevallely Glory Bound w/ @dpdisaster at @killerskatepark in Evansville, IN / 2010. @larryransom on the mic...
Filmed by @markchoiniere
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mikevallely w/ Bob Probert after a Kings / Blackhawks game in 2001... He was a true @violentgentlemen that night... I have not been in total awe of many people in my life but Probie was a heavy for me...
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mikevallely Revolution Mother @revomutha
Upcoming show dates:

Jan 22: @saintrocke Hermosa Beach, CA

Jan 23: The Catalyst Club / Santa Cruz, CA

Jan 24: Milk Bar / San Francisco, CA

Jan 25: Jerry's Pizza / Bakersfield, CA

Photo: Plano, TX / 2007 @adamlopezguitar
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mikevallely A few tricks from the King Of The Road (2005)

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mikevallely Getting ditched... 2012
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mikevallely With the Zulu Skaters in Valley Of A Thousand Hills, South Africa... December 2003.

DRIVE (the original film and all 3 seasons of the TV show) are available On Demand here:
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/driveskateboarding

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mikevallely twelve-eighty-one
1991

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mikevallely Making the most of what I had to work with... Demo in a youth prison in Brazil, 2008.
Photo @jairbortoleto
DRIVE (the original film and all 3 seasons of the TV show) are available On Demand here:
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mikevallely Brooklyn Banks Boneless One
2009 / Photo: Sean Cronan @cronanphoto
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Normal Mike Vallely
mikevallely From my website:
mikevallely.com

Skating With Natas ...It was a magical time… We were both in our late teens and truly had very little interest in girls, partying or anything else other than skating.

We just had to skate.

It wasn’t about our profession, obligation to sponsors or with any thoughts of posterity…
It was the moment.
It was necessity.
Spending weeks at a time, day in and day out with Natas, I saw some of the best street skateboarding that has ever been done. There were no cameras around to document it, no audience to impress…
It was just us… and the moment.
Our only motivation was the concrete unfolding in front of us… and as I followed behind, Natas would draw the most amazing, spontaneous lines —
Poetry written on the wind.

After staying with Natas I would always return to New Jersey a much better skater. He brought out the best in me and I always looked forward to my next visit and skating with him again.

Sure enough, cars and girls and the rest of it would eventually creep into our lives… and our friendship based solely on skating and nothing else would fade into the past as our lives went on…
Still, I’ll never forget those days and nights in Santa Monica, skating with the best of the best.

Read the whole piece here:

http://mikevallely.com/skating-with-natas/

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mikevallely Childhood Home / Edison, NJ.
That street, that driveway... My first skatepark... This pic: Revisiting the old haunts on the DRIVE road trip in 2001.
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  •   6watchi Mike you turned into a good man from those haunts! 1w
  •   jimbofairbro @mikevallely thankyou for what you do for our sport. U are a role model to me since I was young and continue to spread positive vibes for skateboarding. Much appreciated individual 1w
  •   skateerboy1002 do u know a guy named toby powell @mikevallely 1w
  •   kawikatakara Oh man, I used to hang out in Edison a lot in college at that church that had/has hardcore punk shows in the basement 6d
  •   sethoon @gea5ydoesit you and mike v got a lot in common 6d
  •   aidansanchezcampo Ur my idol 6d
  •   iamfuuckmanolo I'm a kid from mexico,and you are my biggest hero on the world of skateboarding,you teach me how to skate just for fun with footplants,fasplants,some day i want to be something than you,you are my favorite skater and some day if you can come to juarez city,chihuahua to ride in the xtreme park i can die with all the happinnes in this world just to see my hero do some tricks,i repeat you are my hero mike 4d

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mikevallely #pushingforwarddocumentary Chapter Three from @redbullskate is now live on:

redbull.com/skateboarding

Footage: @tednewsome
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mikevallely Frontside Boardslide
1987 / Lisle, IL
Photo @jpd
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