Mike Vallely Skater Profile
Sponsors: Elephant Brand Skateboards, Iron Fist Clothing, Airwalk Shoes
Hometown: Long Beach CA, Stance: Regular, Age: 45, Status: Pro
Last Update: Thursday, February 26, 2015 Submit an Update
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STREET PLANT Meanwhile… Back home in the States. The beautiful, inspirational and talented @artsy.chica posted this photo of #StreetPlantBattalion Father & Son members @colin_shearer12 and @_jack_burton with their Street Plant All Terrain and Barnyard boards. I am too stoked on this picture to NOT take a break from the #StreetPlantJapanTour2016 posts for a minute and post it. It’s a memory I want to keep and that I am carrying with me here in Japan. Thanks to the Shearer Family for all of the support of @streetplantbrnd #StreetPlantBrand #MikeVallely #SkateCreateEnjoy #NeverComply
STREET PLANT #StreetPlantJapanTour2016 On our way to Zion, we heard about a new indoor skatepark that was celebrating it’s Opening Day in Tainai City in Niigata. The owner, Nobu, had decided to open the park as an answer to the local public skatepark that he felt had become to “Sporty” by narrowly focusing on competitions and the like. Nobu wanted to have a place that was more open and free, and so he built and opened Hicks Skatepark. We felt that this was a mandatory stop. @kristiansvitak and I jumped into a heated sessions with the locals while @bigfootone started drawing. It was a short visit but it was very meaningful to all of us. Bigfoot wanted to do a painting for the park but being pressed for time, left them with this rad drawing on wood. We go from city to city, stop to stop in good will and with deep gratitude for these amazing moments we get to live and share! Thank You to EVERYONE at Hicks! Photo: @markniznisbet #StreetPlantBrand #SkateCreateEnjoy #NeverComply #BigfootOne
STREET PLANT #StreetPlantJapanTour2016 Everywhere we go, it’s all smiles. At Zion in Kashiwazaki City in Niigata, these two very lovely ladies raised the stoke to a higher level. Not only were they so sweet and welcoming to us all, they were so proud to show me their boards: The @suicidaltendencies collaboration board that I did with @suicidalskates and the new @markferris1974 penned @streetplantbrnd Street Axe. It’s hard to find words to explain what this kind of love and support means to us. We drive away in complete silence, awed by it all, only hoping we gave half as much back as we received. Thank You to EVERYONE who came out to see us at Zion! We will never forget you! Photo: @markniznisbet #StreetPlantBrand #MikeVallely #StreetPlantBattalion #SkateCreateEnjoy #StreetAxe
STREET PLANT #StreetPlantJapanTour2016 When the van stops, @bigfootone starts drawing and he doesn’t usually stop until long after Kristian and I are done skating and the van is ready to roll on to the next town. The people sincerely love him and his art and it’s really inspiring to see how he gives so much of himself every day out here, creating unique pieces of art for people wherever we go. This picture was taken at @jocksboardshopskt in Yamagata. Bigfoot drawing on @streetplantbrnd Old School Striped Socks. Photo: @markniznisbet #StreetPlantBrand #BigfootOne #SkateCreateEnjoy
STREET PLANT I don't feel old nor do I make a sport out of complaining about how damaged my body is from over 30 years of skating BUT then I find myself at breakfast in the home of Osamu Oomiya, our host here in Yamagata, and I find that I am physically incapable of sitting on the floor at the low table. So, I was given the Grandfather Chair. Photo: @markniznisbet #StreetPlantJapanTour2016 #MikeVallely #StreetPlantBrand
STREET PLANT Artist Yusuke Tsuge @yusuke_tsuge does it again! #StreetPlantJapanTour2016 w/ @kristiansvitak and @bigfootone I met Yusuke at the Shin-Yokohama Skatepark while on the #StreetPlantJapanTour2015 w/ Bigfoot -- On the night that we met, Yusuke gifted me a drawing of a Samurai. As it went from his hands into mine, I was sincerely moved by the gesture and by his very kind and strong words. Since our visit, Yusuke and I have remained in touch via email and social media and he has continued to send me amazing art. And now, he sends this beautiful piece to represent the @streetplantbrnd Japan Tour 2016. Thank You Yusuke!!!! Domo Arigato my friend! Remaining Dates & Locations: 5/01 — Niigata: Zion 5/02 — Toyama: Jenny / Nixs Skateboard Park 5/03 — Kanazawa: Casper / Kanazawa Higashi Skateboard Park 5/04 — Fukui: Squal 5/05 — Zushi: Unown / Zushi Film Festival #StreetPlantBrand #KristianSvitak #Bigfootone #MikeVallely
STREET PLANT #StreetPlantJapanTour2016 Shion came to both of our stops so far at Shinden Skateboard Park in Sendai and Sagae Skateboard Park in Yamagata. When we first met he made me laugh. He looked down at my size 12 shoes and asked — Are you Bigfoot? This kid was right there with us the whole time, skating and smiling and being a part of everything that was going on. I loved having him around and so, he made off with the @bigfootone Modern Barnyard I’ve been riding. Thanks Shion! And Thank YOU to EVERYONE who’s come out to say hello to us so far! It means EVERYTHING to us! Photo: @markniznisbet #StreetPlantBrand #MikeVallely #SkateCreateEnjoy #StreetPlantBattalion
STREET PLANT Much love and gratitude to the Katchi Family: Akiko, Yusuke, Shino and cat Sandy (not Pictured) for hosting us in their lovely home while in Sendai. We will never forget your hospitality and care. Domo Arigato! #StreetPlantJapanTour2016 #StreetPlantBrand #MikeVallely #KristianSvitak #BigfootOne
STREET PLANT The MVP of the day in Sendai was @bigfootone who for over two hours sat in the wind, sun, cold and even some rain — Creating art on boards, t-shirts, helmets and more for a long line of excited and enthusiastic fans. Long after Kristian and I were done skating, had said our good-byes and were sitting in the warmth of the van, Bigfoot was still out there drawing away. It’s really rad to see how much the people love him and his art and how giving he is of it. Photo: @markniznisbet #StreetPlantJapanTour2016 #StreetPlantBrand #BigfootOne #SkateCreateEnjoy
STREET PLANT #StreetPlantJapanTour2016 We started our day in Sendai visiting the costal area of Arahama and taking in the tsunami devastated landscape. It was a very somber way to start our day, seeing the destruction and contemplating the impermanence of everything. We left there with very heavy hearts. Photo: @markniznisbet #StreetPlantBrand #MikeVallely #KristianSvitak #BigfootOne
STREET PLANT #StreetPlantJapanTour2016 gets off to a heart warming start at Narita Airport with gifts and the gift of the presence of friends. Thank you @ishi_14_art Photo: @markniznisbet To keep up with the tour follow: @streetplantbrnd @kristiansvitak @markniznisbet @bigfootone @bptrading #StreetPlantBrand #StreetPlantBattalion #MikeVallely
STREET PLANT Japan: We will be with you soon! Japan Tour 2016 w/ @kristiansvitak & @bigfootone Presented by @bptrading 4/29 — Sendai: Alley Oop / Shinden Skateboard Park 4/30 — Yamagata: @jocksboardshopskt / Sagae Skateboard Park 5/01 — Niigata: Zion 5/02 — Toyama: Jenny / Nixs Skateboard Park 5/03 — Kanazawa: Casper / Kanazawa Higashi Skateboard Park 5/04 — Fukui: @squal_tune 5/05 — Zushi: @unownzushi / Zushi Film Festival #StreetPlantBrand #StreetPlantJapanTour2016 #MikeVallely #KristianSvitak #BigfootOne #SkateCreateEnjoy #NeverComply
STREET PLANT Weapons Of Mass Creation! #StreetPlantArmory Outpost @unclefunkysboards in the West Village, NYC still has a good assortment of some of our now OUT OF STOCK product. Last chance in NYC to grab some of these designs before they’re gone for good! Thanks to Jeff and Kristen at Uncle Funky’s for the support and Good Vibes! Visit Them Here: 128 Charles St. At the corner of Greenwich Street in the basement. Online: unclefunkysboards.com Boards pictured: @kristiansvitak Cassette Head BS Detector Yellow Ltd. Not A Sport Screen Printed Mammoth Never Comply Mod. @bigfootone Barnyard Svitak Edge BS Detector Pink #StreetPlantBrand #MikeVallely #SkateCreateEnjoy #KristianSvitak #BigfootOne #NeverComply #EngineeredForTheStreets #WeaponsOfMassCreation #SkateboardingIsNotASport #StreetAxe
STREET PLANT About a month ago I got an email request for some product flow for an Old Man Skate Jam. This was NOT an organized event with sponsors, spectators or VIP Seating. Just a few older guys who grew up skating together in the same Texas town coming together with their own kids from different parts of Texas to celebrate their unending love for skateboarding. It sounded great. @streetplantbrnd isn’t really in any position to give any large amount of product to ANY event / cause BUT I sent a few items out to support the jam. Seeing this pic today posted by @stone_love311 and reading the very kind words attached to it and finding out that Dave’s own son learned to drop in at this very session, and in the very town his own father had learned to drop in when he was a kid, it’s very soul-satisfying to us to have a participated in such a rad moment. Thanks to Robbie for reaching out in the first place and to Dave and the crew for taking this photo and posting it! Much Love! #StreetPlantBrand #SkateCreateEnjoy #NeverComply #StreetPlantBattalion
STREET PLANT #StreetPlantBattalion Member @_jack_burton has been riding the Barnyard Shape since we first released it a little over a year ago. He’s had every @streetplantbrnd incarnation of the board and is now the proud owner of the latest version: The Double Tail. Featuring art by NJ Artist @markferris1974 The Double Tail is a fun play on one of the several different nicknames this shape has been given through the years. All of the NEW #StreetPlantInBloom2016 Boards are ONLY AVAILABLE IN SKATE SHOPS! Anthony got his online from @socalskateshop in Mission Viejo, CA. Look for all of the boards to be hitting a skate shop near you soon. Skate Shop Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks for the support! #StreetPlantBrand #EngineeredForTheStreets #WeaponsOfMassCreation #NeverComply #SkateCreateEnjoy #MikeVallely
STREET PLANT Houston, TX #StreetPlantBattalion Member @tommyluna001 Rocking AND Rolling in his guitar shop with his signed @streetplantbrnd Modern @bigfootone Barnyard, his #StreetScoundrelStreetFiendClub Membership Cards and his 58mm Street Scoundrel Wheels. Thanks for the support Tommy! #StreetPlantBrand #SkateCreateEnjoy #NeverComply #MikeVallely
A True Story I drove that car around for years. Back and forth across the country. So many adventures. The best of times. I thought that car would never quit. And then it did. In the middle of nowhere. I tried to wave down the few cars that passed by. I needed help. No one stopped. They acted like they didn’t see me. I started walking. I needed to get back home. Down the road I managed to hitch a ride. And then another and another after that. But none of these people were going where I needed to go. I just drifted further and further from where I needed to be. And I paid every toll along the way with the last dollars in my pocket. This went on for years. And then I was out of money and out of rides. I started walking. One foot in front of the other. I just kept walking. Until one day, I walked in the front door of my house. My wife said, “Where the hell you been?” I told her I’d been lost. She said, “Where the hell you going?” I said, “Into the garage.” The End. Photo: @caseykaui #StreetPlantBrand #OneHundredPercentIndependentSkateboarding #MikeVallely #AnnVallely #EmilyVallely #LucyVallely #SkateCreateEnjoy #NeverComply
STREET PLANT #StreetPlantBattalion Member @Shenanigans508 lays it all out and ties it all together with his clippings, decks and signed memorabilia from the past and his new @streetplantbrnd Stickers and T-Shirts. Welcome Back my friend and Thank You Sean for the support for over 25 Years. It means a lot! #StreetPlantBrand #MikeVallely #SkateCreateEnjoy #StreetPlantBrand #NeverComply
STREET PLANT Rosenita: Instagram Extended Cut. A day of skating Rosenita w/ @kristiansvitak and @slasherjon Shot & Edited by @markniznisbet View Full-Length Edit Here: streetplantbrand.com/video Music: R Ring See w/ Kristian Svitak on Drums! @sofaburn_records #StreetPlantBrand #SkateCreateEnjoy #NeverComply #EngineeredForTheStreets #MikeVallely #KristianSvitak #SlasherJon #StreetPlantBattalion #MikeVallelyVideo
Today! Revolution Mother @revomutha Fire Breathing Rock n Roll hits the @hkhoedown in Perris, CA Band Schedule: 12 to 1pm - Lorin Walker Madsen @official_lwm 1 to 2pm - Chux Myth and the Local Drunx - @chuxmyth 2 to 3pm - Arkansas Toothpick -@therealarkansastoothpick 3 to 4pm - Revolution Mother -@revomutha 4 to 5pm - Bob Wayne and the Outlaw Carnies - @officialbobwayne 6 to 7pm - Cadillac Tramps @cadillactrampsdocumentary #RevolutionMother #hkh8 #hippykillerhoedown #hippykiller
STREET PLANT Rosenita. A day of skating Rosenita w/ @kristiansvitak and @slasherjon Shot & Edited by @markniznisbet View Full-Length Edit Here: streetplantbrand.com/video Music: R Ring See @sofaburn_records #StreetPlantBrand #SkateCreateEnjoy #NeverComply #EngineeredForTheStreets #MikeVallely #KristianSvitak #SlasherJon #StreetPlantBattalion #MikeVallelyVideo
STREET PLANT East meets West! NYC Based Artist @muellerstudios and Portland, OR based Artist @greghigginsart met up today in NYC for a @streetplantbrnd Art Jam! We’re excited to see what these two rad artists cooked up together. It’s definitely nice to see stuff like this happening. These guys connected the dots themselves and simply asked me to supply the boards… Easy! It’s really soul-satisfying to see something grow out from within itself. Like a little flower poking up through the concrete. We love and value the artists that work with! Thanks Max and Greg! #StreetPlantBrand #GregHigginsArt #SkateCreateEnjoy #NeverComply
STREET PLANT True Companion. Since 1984, my skateboard has been my True Companion. Through good times and bad, it has always been there for me. I created the shape for my first Pro Model board in 1988 by combining a Natas Tail w/ a Neil Blender Nose. It was one of the first true purposeful Street Shapes. I am stoked to now reissue that shape through @streetplantbrnd with this new fun graphic from NJ Artist @markferris1974 The art is a lighthearted play on the original PP graphic: A dog wearing heart shaped sunglasses holding a Skate Tool in it’s mouth… Love and Duty. A True Companion. 9.5 x 30 WB: 14.5 N: 4.5 T: 6.5 w/ Wheel Wells. This board is a part of our New Line of Boards that is ONLY AVAILABLE IN SKATE SHOPS! For more info go to: streetplantbrand.com Shops Email: email@example.com Thanks for your support! #StreetPlantBrand #MikeVallely #SkateCreateEnjoy #NeverComply #EngineeredForTheStreets #WeaponsOfMassCreation #StreetPlantInBloom2016
STREET PLANT Our new board line is ONLY AVAILABLE IN SKATE SHOPS! #StreetPlantArmory Outpost @socalskateshop in Mission Viejo got the jump on these because of close proximity — And they made this little video before we could even get the boards photographed ourselves. So, here you go… The Modern Bigfoot Barnyard w/ art by @bigfootone and our new SKATE SHOP ONLY line with art by NJ artist Mark Ferris @markferris1974 All boards are available in Assorted Veneers. Boards Pictured: Modern Bigfoot Barnyard 8 3/8 x 32.5 WB: 14.25 N: 7 T: 7 Double Tail 9.5 x 31 WB: 14 3/8 N: 5.5 T: 6 5/8 Double Tail 2 8 3/8 x 32.5 WB: 14.25 N: 7 T: 7 All Terrain 8.25 x 32.25 WB: 14.25 N: 7 1/8 T: 7 Destroyer 8 3/4 x 32 3/4 WB: 14 5/8 N: 7 1/8 T: 6 3/4 Street Axe 9 x 32 3/8 WB: 14.5 N: 6 7/8 T: 6 3/4 True Companion 9.5 x 30 WB: 14.5 N: 4.5 T: 6.5 Bayshore Bomber 8.25 x 28 WB: 13.5 N: 4 1/8 T: 6 1/8 USA SHOPS: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Or hit up one of our USA Distributors (they will be receiving these very soon): @easternskateboardsupply @skatenetssd @oceanavenuedistribution Boards will also be arriving very shortly in Europe via @mdcndist In the UK via @ifivedist And in Japan via @bptrading Thanks for your support! #StreetPlantBrand #SkateCreateEnjoy #NeverComply #MikeVallely #BigfootOne #WeaponsOfMassCreation #EngineeredForTheStreets #StreetPlantInBloom2016 #StreetAxe
#WhatVegansEat The Vallely Girls crushed it with this one: Animal Style Tater Tots — Veganized! With @followyourheart Thousand Island Dressing and American Style Slices. The full ingredients and directions are over on the @vintagevegans Blog here: thevintagevegans.com @annvallely @emilyvallely @lucy_vallely #VintageVegans #TheVintageVegans
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