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 #StreetPlantBattalion Artists @greghigginsart and @muellerstudios recently connected in NYC for a Style Mash-Up, Collaborative Art Jam. Greg had mentioned to me that he was heading to NYC and that he was interested in meeting up with Max and he asked if I could supply some boards for him and Max to paint. Easy. Done. Greg’s like that, he loves connecting dots and we love that about him. That’s what it’s all about for us: Connection. Connection with skaters, artists, family, friends. @streetplantbrnd isn’t about Supply and Demand, it’s about Creating and Inspiring and people like Greg and Max and their art bring so much joy to us and inspire us daily! These one of kind Greg Higgins x Max Mueller Hand Painted Street Plant Boards are on the Street Plant Web Store right now: streetplantbrand.com/shop Photo: @markniznisbet #StreetPlantBrand #SkateCreateEnjoy #GregHigginsArt #NeverComply
STREET PLANT The Double Tail 2 from @streetplantbrnd Art by @markferris1974 The Double Tail 2 is part of our #StreetPlantInBloom2016 board line. The shape is our “Modern Barnyard Shape” — A TRUE symmetrical Double Tail. The graphic is as cheesy 80’s as we could get. 8 3/8 x 32 1/4 Wheelbase: 14 1/14 Nose: 7 Tail: 7 Available in assorted veneers! The In Bloom boards have been exclusive to Skate Shops for the past two months but now that our stock has dwindled down significantly, and these boards will not be reordered, we have made the remaining very limited stock available for direct purchase at streetplantbrand.com/shop We still greatly encourage you to go to your local skate shop to pick one of these up or to get one from one of our online retailers such as @socalskateshop or @oldskullskateboards If you’re shop doesn’t have them or So Cal or Old Skull don’t have the one you want, hit us up. If you’re a skate shop looking to order any of these still please email: firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks for your support! #StreetPlantBrand #SkateCreateEnjoy #NeverComply #MikeVallely #EngineeredForTheStreets #WeaponsOfMassCreation
STREET PLANT #StreetPlantArmory Outpost @eastriverskateshop in Brooklyn, NY has @streetplantbrnd #WeaponsOfMassCreation in stock including our #StreetPlantInBloom2016 board line as well as our Snake Socks and #StreetPlantOldSchoolStripes Crew Socks. Visit them at: 86 Greenpoint Avenue Brooklyn, NY Boards Pictured: City Pusher w/ art by @greghigginsart All Terrain Snake Destroyer True Companion The In Bloom boards have been exclusive to Skate Shops for the past two months but now that our stock has dwindled down significantly, and these boards will not be reordered, we have made the remaining very limited stock available for direct purchase at streetplantbrand.com/shop We still greatly encourage you to go to your local skate shop to pick one of these up or to get one from one of our online retailers such as @socalskateshop or @oldskullskateboards If you’re shop doesn’t have them or So Cal or Old Skull don’t have the one you want, hit us up. If you’re a skate shop looking to order any of these still please email: email@example.com Thanks for your support! In Bloom art by @markferris1974 #StreetPlantBrand #SkateCreateEnjoy #NeverComply #MikeVallely #EngineeredForTheStreets
STREET PLANT Street Scoundrels, We Ride! Link to Full Length Video and FREE Download of the song in Profile. Performed, Recorded and Produced by: Alex Story @alexwolfmanstory Drums Recorded and Produced by: @paulminer at Buzzbomb Studios. Vocals, Guitars and Bass: Alex Story Drums: Brandon Pertzborn @brandonpertzborn New / Adapted Lyrics: Mike Vallely Street Scoundrel Art: @crabscrambly Video Animation, Editing: Rob Wallace @iriscon Additional Footage: Mark Nisbet @markniznisbet Skate Among Us! Join the Street Scoundrel Street Fiend Club: streetplantbrand.com/shop @streetplantbrnd #StreetPlantBrand #StreetScoundrelStreetFiendClub #SkateCreateEnjoy #NeverComply #MikeVallely #MikeVallelyVideo
STREET PLANT #StreetPlantBattalion Member Jayden with his #StreetPlantInBloom2016 Bayshore Bomber board and signed picture. The Street Plant Battalion is a source of Great Joy for us EVERY DAY! Keep sending us your photos: firstname.lastname@example.org And use the Hashtag: #StreetPlantBattalion Thank you Jayden! And Dad @ericjmorgan Bayshore Bomber Art by @markferris1974 #StreetPlantBrand #SkateCreateEnjoy #NeverComply #MikeVallely
We love this guy! Misfits Guitarist, Doyle @doylewvf Emily @emilyvallely recently interviewed this Vegan Powerhouse for the @vintagevegans blog: thevintagevegans.com And to the most boring question in the world: Where do Vegans get their protein? Doyle said: “At the store like everyone else.” Classic! Read the rest of the interview here: thevintagevegans.com/interview-with-doyle-of-the-misfits/ Photo: @iriscon The Vintage Vegans: @annvallely @lucy_vallely @emilyvallely #TheVintageVegans #VintageVegans #Doyle #Misfits
STREET PLANT #StreetPlantOldSchoolStripes Crew Socks. Built In The USA by @socco78 I’ve always worn and preferred Striped Socks. Old School Style, Crew Socks. That’s the vibe! In keeping with the @streetplantbrnd Philosophy of — Scratching Our Own Itch — We’ve made our own line of Striped Socks. These socks are Built In The USA by Socco and are inspired by colors and looks that I wore “Back In The Day” and that I wear now. If you’ve ever worn any of our socks, you know the quality is second to none. And the fact that these are Built In The USA, on the same machines that made these type of socks before the industry took all of it’s manufacturing overseas, is really soul-satisfying to us. The Street Plant Logo is ghosted into the center stripe on all of our Striped Socks and it becomes more and more prominent as you wear and wash them. With the help of Socco we are: Bringing back that Old School look with an upgrade to Comfy! 80% Cotton, 17% Polyester, 3% Spandex Machine Wash Size: S/M Men’s Shoe Size: 5-9 Women’s Shoe Size: 6-10 Size: L/XL Men’s Shoe Size: 9-12 Women’s Shoe Size: 10-13 Available Styles: Grey / Cardinal White / Red White / Blue Black / Cardinal Grey / Blue & Red - Mismatched Available Here: streetplantbrand.com/shop Photo: @markniznisbet #StreetPlantBrand #EngineeredForTheStreets #SkateCreateEnjoy #NeverComply #MikeVallely
STREET PLANT @greghigginsart penned the original New Deal Mammoth graphic for me back in 1991, and now 25 years later, @streetplantbrnd is proud to release the City Pusher with art by Greg Higgins on the exact same shape that the Mammoth graphic was released on. The City Pusher is in a sense, an answer to the ’91 Mammoth board. In 1991, my skate career was deemed to be coming to an end, and the Mammoth graphic was meant in a way (by New Deal) to poke fun at my pending extinction. Having the rest of my skate career play out on the “Endangered List” made for some strange times, fighting for survival, but I was happy for the mountain and I embraced the climb. And I am just as happy now to be done with it and to be well over that hill. Being over the hill actually has some great advantages: Namely, total and complete freedom. I am not competing or perceived to be competing with anyone. I am not answering to sponsors, trends or convention in any way. I am just skating for fun, and every moment is true, unfolding from within. The City Pusher sees a representative character, pushing UP the road, towards the city, into the future. On the street below we see the shadow of the Mammoth’s Tusks, and the struggle they represented, fading away into the past with every new push. The sun is shining but there are also, and always will be, dark clouds and storms ahead on the horizon. Still, we push on. Embracing the good times and bad times with an open heart. The top graphic encapsulates the idea of getting back to one’s roots and living a more Lo-fi life in a Hi-fi age: Skate. Create. Enjoy. Keep it simple. Reconnecting with Greg Higgins and having his art be a part of the Street Plant story has been a real blessing. The City Pusher joins a classic line-up and a history of board graphics that seek to tell a story and to be representative of an idea, a feeling. Greg captures the spirit of Street Plant perfectly with this art. There are so many of us, shaking off the exterior influences and getting UP the road in our own way, on our own measure and taking it one push at a time. City Pusher board available here: streetplantbrand.com/shop Photo: @markniznisbet
STREET PLANT #StreetPlantArmory Outpost @oldskullskateboards has #WeaponsOfMassCreation in stock! Visit their retail store at: 2555 Baird Road Penfield, NY 14526 Or online at: oldskullskateboards.com Boards Pictured: BS Detector #StreetAxe Yellow Mammoth Street Black Street Axe Red Street Axe Green Street Axe Ltd. L Duck Barnyard Screen Printed Mammoth All Terrain Double Tail 2 Red Double Tail 2 Blue Double Tail 2 Yellow Barnyard Street To join the Armory Support Program shops should email: email@example.com Thanks for the support! #StreetPlantBrand #EngineeredForTheStreets #MikeVallely #SkateCreateEnjoy #NeverComply #StreetPlantInBloom2016
STREET PLANT #StreetPlantBattalion member @collector_popbcn had his @springsteen x @dannybones64 x @streetplantbrnd Collaborative Board signed by the man himself in Barcelona on the #rivertour These Limited Edition Boards are True Pieces Of Art. ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF THESE BOARDS WILL GO TO THESE CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS: The FoodBank of MOC @foodbankmoc Surfers Healing @surfershealing The Kristen Ann Carr Fund These boards feature Iconic Danny Clinch Photos of Bruce Springsteen, Printed onto my original 1988 Shape from Powell Peralta. The Boards are Handcrafted by @professorschmitt at #PSstix The Bottoms are Printed by @chromedigital in San Diego using RICOH GEN 4 printheads on a CET 1000. UV inks are printed direct onto the decks, and cured with UV lamps. The entire process is very “green” and durable yielding photo-quality results. The tops are Hand Screen Printed by @screamingsqueegees Boards Are Available Here: streetplantbrand.com/shop Thanks Xavi for your support! #StreetPlantBrand #BruceSpringsteen #DannyClinch #MikeVallely #SpringsteenClinchVallelyNJ
STREET PLANT Now available at streetplantbrand.com/shop NEW @streetplantbrnd #WeaponsOfMassCreation Brown Veneer Snake Reissues and the NEW City Pusher board with art by @greghigginsart The Screen Printed Brown Snake weighs in at it’s OG specs of: 9 7/8 x 31 7/8 Wheebase: 14 5/8 Nose: 6 Tail: 7 And the Screen Printed City Pusher w/ the Skate. Create. Enjoy Cassette top graphic is on the OG Mammoth Street Shape: 9.5 x 32 5/8 Wheelbase: 14 Nose: 7 1/8 Tail: 7 Our boards are handcrafted by @professorschmitt at #PSstix and Screen Printed at @screamingsqueegees Interested Skate Shops / Distributors should email: firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks for your support! Photo: @markniznisbet #StreetPlantBrand #SkateCreateEnjoy #NeverComply #MikeVallely #EngineeredForTheStreets
STREET PLANT Is there life after crystallization? After the concrete foundation has been laid, inspected and confirmed by the highest of authorities -- Does life stand a chance? Once the foundation settles and cracks could something new arise? Could a small flower take root in the darkness and poke through? Yes. Yes. Yes. Up, out and into the light. We must continue to ask questions. We must continue to seek. We must continue to create. Street Plant. @streetplantbrnd Garageland w/ @emilyvallely Jan, 2015. Photo: @iriscon #StreetPlantBrand #SkateCreateEnjoy #NeverComply #MikeVallely #EmilyVallely #OneHundredPercentIndependentSkateboarding
STREET PLANT The Limited Edition @springsteen x @dannybones64 x @streetplantbrnd Collaborative Boards are True Pieces Of Art. ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF THESE BOARDS WILL GO TO THESE CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS: The FoodBank of MOC @foodbankmoc Surfers Healing @surfershealing The Kristen Ann Carr Fund These boards feature Iconic Danny Clinch Photos of Bruce Springsteen, Printed onto my original 1988 Shape from Powell Peralta. The Boards are Handcrafted by @professorschmitt at #PSstix The Bottoms are Printed by @chromedigital in San Diego using RICOH GEN 4 printheads on a CET 1000. UV inks are printed direct onto the decks, and cured with UV lamps. The entire process is very “green” and durable yielding photo-quality results. The tops are Hand Screen Printed by @screamingsqueegees Boards Are Available Here: streetplantbrand.com/shop Photo: @dannybones64 Thanks for your support! #StreetPlantBrand #BruceSpringsteen #DannyClinch #MikeVallely #SpringsteenClinchVallelyNJ
STREET PLANT #StreetPlantBattalion Father and Daughter @streetplantbrnd set-ups. Daughter Laney, goes with the Bayshore Bomber (we gifted this board / shape to her before they were in production). And Dad @kentvogel goes with the #StreetAxe — Dad paid top dollar, sorry Dad. We love seeing pics like this. Keep ‘em coming. Send your Street Plant board / skate pics to: email@example.com Thanks for all of the support! #StreetPlantBrand #SkateCreateEnjoy #NeverComply #WeaponsOfMassCreation #EngineeredForTheStreets
I just want to take this moment to thank my Mom and my Dad for getting me my first skateboard when I was 14. That was the day @streetplantbrnd was born. My parents have always supported me and believed in me and they have always let me know how proud they are of me. I could never have accomplished any of the things I have without their support through it all and the confidence that they instilled in me right from the start. And they’re still together — An inspiration. In their 49 years of marriage, they have shown me what real love is and what it can do. It’s no one’s anniversary today, it’s not a birthday or any kind of holiday… It’s just another Monday. Well, this Monday is all about sending love to my parents. I love you Art and Becky! Home Team OG’s! I hope you guys have a great day! Photo: 1990 / South River, NJ. #MikeVallely #StreetPlantBrand
STREET PLANT From Garageland in Long Beach, CA to Garageland in Austin, TX the DIY Spirit is infectious. #StreetPlantBattalion member @scottyg1969 has taken matters into his own hands and proudly announces the formation of Mow Jo’s. We love the Barnyard / @streetplantbrnd incorporation into the logo! Thanks Scott and the entire Gallego’s Home Team: Melissa, Gigi and Leland for all the support!!! If you live in the Austin area and you could use Mow Jo’s services, hit them up at: 512-701-4312 #StreetPlantBrand #NeverComply
STREET PLANT #StreetPlantBattalion and #StreetScoundrelStreetFiendClub member @tommyluna001 ’s New #StreetPlantInBloom2016 Destroyer Board w/ Extra Slick Made In The USA @streetplantbrnd Hot Pink Tusks Rails and 58mm Street Scoundrel Wheels. The Destroyer shape is a Modern Version of the Wold Industries Snake shape brought to life by @professorschmitt at #PSstix. 8.3/4 x 32 3/4 WB: 14 5/8 N: 7 1/8 T: 6 3/4 Destroyer art by @markferris1974 These boards are ONLY AVAILABLE IN SKATE SHOPS. Shops should contact one of our #StreetPlantArmory Distributors: USA: @easternskateboardsupply @oceanavenuedistribution @skatenetssd Europe: @mdcndist Japan: @bptrading UK: @ifivedist Interested in distributing / carrying @streetplantbrnd Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tusks Rails and Street Scoundrel Wheels are available here: streetplantbrand.com/shop #StreetPlantBrand #SkateCreateEnjoy #NeverComply #EngineeredForTheStreets #WeaponsOfMassCreation
STREET PLANT True Companions. #StreetPlantBattalion and #StreetScoundrelStreetFiendClub member @videogamester_ Cody Stricklin adds the Made In The USA Hot Pink Extra Slick @streetplantbrnd Tusks Rails to his @kristiansvitak Edge set-up. Thanks for all the support Cody! Board, wheels and rails all available here: streetplantbrand.com/shop Skate Shops email: email@example.com #StreetPlantBrand #KristianSvitak #SkateCreateEnjoy #NeverComply #EngineeredForTheStreets #WeaponsOfMassCreation
STREET PLANT At @streetplantbrnd we put the artist first. We deeply value the individual artists that we work with along the way to make our company possible. From @professorschmitt to @screamingsqueegees we recognize and respect the art of making a skateboard — Not some soulless product made in China that you buy at the mall, but something that passes through the caring hands of artists, that is infused with spirit. The graphic artists, photographers and videographers that we work with are not means to an end. We believe that creative people should be free to create and not be micromanaged. It’s never about making something that is commercially viable, it’s about making something that is true. We hold in high regard the creative spark that drives the artists that we work with and we only ever hope to stoke it. We never want the collaborative effort of what we do to be suppressive but instead we aspire for it to be something that is inspirational to all involved. Working with @markferris1974 @greghigginsart @iriscon @crabscrambly @markniznisbet @bigfootone and the many other artists that we work and have worked with has been a source of joy for us. To see their art come to life, to be a conduit for their creative energy is a trust that we take great care in seeing through. This photo of @bigfootone and I at Alley Oop in Sendai, Japan on 4/29/16 by @markniznisbet captures a rad moment. While I was watching some young local rippers and @kristiansvitak skate a cement mini-ramp, Bigfoot was commemorating our visit to Alley Oop with original artwork on their wall, while Mark Nisbet was busy documenting our time in Sendai, filming and photographing the Skating, Creating and Enjoying! Our mottos and mantras aren’t dreamed up in conference rooms, they are lived and breathed by all of us every day in all that we do. #StreetPlantBrand #SkateCreateEnjoy #NeverComply #MikeVallely #BigfootOne #OneHundredPercentIndependentSkateboarding #StreetPlantJapanTour2016
STREET PLANT #StreetPlantBattalion member @maxunrath sets up a #StreetPlantInBloom2016 Double Tail to compliment his @streetplantbrnd Never Comply board. Time to Crush Some Curbs! Thanks for the support Max! Double Tail 9.5 x 31 WB: 14 3/8 N: 5.5 T: 6 5/8 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Double Tail art by @markferris1974 #StreetPlantBrand #MikeVallely #SkateCreateEnjoy #NeverComply #EngineeredForTheStreets #WeaponsOfMassCreation
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