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mikevallely STREET PLANT

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If you don’t give up, you may eventually succeed.
Then go to the hospital.

March 24, 2001
Eisenberg’s Skatepark
Plano, TX

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mikevallely STREET PLANT

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My 2003 retirement plans were short lived. In June of 2003, Vallely Skateboards was out of business and in September of 2003, I was now riding for Element Skateboards and back out on the grind. This was one of the first demos I did in the “Element Era.” The Edison Skatepark Demos have always been very meaningful to me regardless of the board sponsor. Big thanks to Al Battagliotti and Mike Schwarz for always being there, having my back and making it happen through all the years.

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streetplantbrnd STREET PLANT

#StreetPlantArmory Outpost @bedlamskateboards in Titusviile, FL is restocked on #WeaponsOfMassCreation
Boards Pictured:

Family Destroyer
Svitak Edge
Lance-Plant
Modern Mammoth
Modern Barnyard
Barnyard Street
Not A Sport

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#NeverComply
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diversur Hoy nos toca felicitar a nuestro justaco (@just_mullor) felicidades monstruo !!!!!! Ojalá la vida te depare muchos km más !! Y que sean cuesta abajo !! #longboardalmeria #skate #happybirthday #felizcumpleaños
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Skate !! Voladoras. front foot stalefish @sergioherrada_
@z4longboard @aroextreme @diversur
#skate #thrasher #mikevallely #elephantskateboards #almeria #conejera
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andrewenorman When I run the skate club at school, we always wear helmets. I'm trying to convince them that it's a good idea to always wear them! Following @mikevallely and the #getusedtoit vibe we're getting there!
#mikevallely #skateboarding #skateboard #helmet #fun
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mikevallely STREET PLANT

Crail Snatch.
Long Beach, CA

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phantomstrangerinc Revolution Mother with Seven Dirty Words and Niner Niner at Rileys Tavern Saturday February 27th
#bakersfield #livemusic #phantomstrangerinc #rileystavern #revolutionmother #mikevallely #streetplant
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curvyrockerrachael Hot and sweaty after watching #blackflag preform (well, what's left of them) with my favorite skateboarder at the mic #mikevallely #skateboarder #legend #coolestguyever #bucketlist #hobanaheim #2014 #punk #curvy #plus #punkshavecurvestoo 2d

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potkukelkkacom My #mikevallely #vallely #streetplantbrand #barnyard iPhone lockscreen wallpaper. Keeps reminding me of the skating season to come....in a few months 🐄 2d

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mikevallely Jay Adams

The first time I met Jay Adams
I was living in Huntington Beach, CA.
It was 1990.

I didn’t know who he was.

He came to my house with Tony Roberts.
He said he wanted to meet the kid who had told the skateboard industry to Fuck Off.

That was me?

He was crouched on the sidewalk, outside my Lake St. condo —
Like a great warrior, relaxed yet ready.

He eyed me up and down.
I was scrawny, bad skin, shy.

I could tell I didn’t live up to the image.

He looked wild.
Completely untamable.
Dangerous.

I didn’t understand what he wanted,
why he was there.
He made me uncomfortable.

He shook my hand like it meant something.

Later, Tony tried to explain to me who he was, why he had wanted to meet me.

I didn’t get it.
I didn’t care.

In 2009, I was vacationing with my family
on Oahu.

We traveled to the North Shore to eat
at Cholo’s.

As we were being seated,
I noticed Jay Adams carrying chips and salsa over to our table.

He was a bus boy.

I kept my head down, I didn’t want to be recognized.
I didn’t want him to see me, seeing him.

By this time, I knew all to well who the hell he was and having him bus our table didn’t live up to the image.

He recognized me.

He crouched down next to my seat —
Like a great warrior, relaxed yet ready.

He told me how much he loved my show DRIVE on Fuel TV and that what I was doing was in his estimation the real deal.

He shook my hand like it meant something.

It did.

It meant something to me.

He went back into the kitchen and came back with a bowl of guacamole.

He discreetly slid the guacamole onto our table and kept walking as if busy or distracted by something else.

Jay Adams had just flowed us some guacamole.

It was one of the coolest, most meaningful things that has ever happened to me.

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