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
Mike Vallely on Instagram (@mikevallely)
STREET PLANT Australia! Our #WeaponsOfMassCreation have landed Down Under! #StreetPlantArmory Outpost @duty_now is our exclusive Australian supplier of @streetplantbrnd products. Australian Shops: To join the #StreetPlantArmory support program hit up @duty_now Australian #StreetPlantBattalion : Answer the call and ask your local shop to carry @streetplantbrnd Boards Pictured: Barnyard Street, Modern Barnyard, Mammoth Street, Modern Mammoth, @kristiansvitak Edge, Street Axe, Svitak Face Plant, @bigfootone Hand Plant and Never Comply. #StreetPlantBrand #NeverComply #StreetAxe #EngineeredForTheStreets #KristianSvitak #MikeVallely #SkateCreateEnjoy
On Wednesday of last week @lucy_vallely suffered a badly broken nose after an accident in dance class. On Thursday she flew to Omaha, NE anyway to attend @nuvodanceconvention On Sunday she assisted the amazing Emmy Award Winning Choreographer @traviswall and today Lucy is off to the doctor for a CT Scan to see if she’ll need surgery on her nose. Tough kid! #LucyVallely
STREET PLANT Street Plant in the UK Drop 2! I am stoked to announce that more @streetplantbrnd boards have arrived 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: @kristiansvitak Edge, Svitak Face Plant, @bigfootone Hand Plant, Barnyard Street, Street Axe, Modern Mammoth, Never Comply. #StreetPlantBrand #NeverComply #StreetAxe #EngineeredForTheStreets #WeaponsOfMassCreation #KristianSvitak #MikeVallely #SkateCreateEnjoy
STREET PLANT I met Lance in 1986. I was just a skate rat on a splintered board. He gave me his complete set-up. He said that I needed it more than he did. It was the greatest and kindest gift ever given to me. He opened the door and he let me in. The chance to live my dreams. I’ve always wanted to make him proud. To have a meaningful career of substance. 29 years later and he is still giving to me. 29 years later and he still matters to me as much as he did in the days before I’d ever even met him. 29 years later and Lance is still a mentor, a hero and a friend. An inspiration. What comes from the heart goes to the heart. Thank you Lance for EVERYTHING! Photo @markniznisbet #StreetPlantBrand #MikeVallely #LanceMountain #SkateCreateEnjoy
STREET PLANT I’ve been filming / working with @markniznisbet / @for_the_heroes since 1997. He is without a doubt one of the best videographers and photographers that I have ever worked with. We have a certain chemistry, an understanding. I skate, he shoots and very little is said, ever. It just happens as it should. We are just beginning a new project together for @streetplantbrnd that will span the entire time that we’ve been working together and will also include all new footage as well. In getting started on this project we figured we’d share the very first clips we ever filmed together from 1997. Enjoy! #MikeVallely #MikeVallelyVideo #StreetPlantBrand #NeverComply #SkateCreateEnjoy
STREET PLANT Longtime #StreetPlantBattalion UK Member and supporter @carljones48 sends in this pic of his new #EngineeredForTheStreets Mammoth Street Board. He’s got 56mm OJ’s, Indy 149’s and Rib Bones on it. Sweet Set-Up Carl! Thanks for sharing and for supporting @streetplantbrnd #MikeVallely #StreetPlantBrand #SkateCreateEnjoy #NeverComply #WeaponsOfMassCreation
STREET PLANT No Shoe Barefooted Forest Scoundrel From New Jersey The Bigfoot Handplant Board from @streetplantbrnd w/ art by @bigfootone 8.5 x 32 Wheelbase: 14 1/4 Nose: 6 3/4 Tail: 6 3/4 Available at your local skate shop or from: streetplantbrand.com/shop #StreetPlantBrand #SkateCreateEnjoy #NeverComply #EngineeredForTheStreets #BigfootOne
STREET PLANT Check out the NEW @streetplantbrnd Video: Little Room. http://youtu.be/Qz7DfvSaodE @kristiansvitak and I session the Street Plant Training Facility Parking Block at Street Plant HQ. Shot & Cut by @bryan_peterson_ Music: Little Room (cover of The White Stripes song) by The See Ya Laters. Free Download of the track is available here: theseeyalaters.bandcamp.com #MikeVallely #MikeVallelyVideo #StreetPlantBrand #NeverComply #SkateCreateEnjoy #KristianSvitak #StreetPlantBattalion #StreetAxe
STREET PLANT Check out the new @streetplantbrnd Video: Little Room. http://youtu.be/Qz7DfvSaodE @kristiansvitak and I session the Street Plant Training Facility Parking Block at Street Plant HQ. Shot & Cut by @bryan_peterson_ Music: Little Room (cover of The White Stripes song) by The See Ya Laters. Free Download of the track is available here: theseeyalaters.bandcamp.com #MikeVallely #MikeVallelyVideo #StreetPlantBrand #NeverComply #SkateCreateEnjoy #KristianSvitak #StreetPlantBattalion #StreetAxe
STREET PLANT HUGE Thanks to Roeland Francis @Sway_182 for this one of a kind @streetplantbrnd Sk8Tar! The craftsmanship here is second to none! The #StreetPlantBattalion continues to inspire me! Thank you Roeland for being so cool and for the beautiful gift! sk8tar.com Photo @markniznisbet #MikeVallely #Sk8Tar #StreetPlantBrand
Lance. The personification of skateboarding. He took all the good and he left the rest. Making something all his own. For all of us. Lance. The embodiment of uninhibited fun. Inspired creativity. Purposeful aggression. Lance. The essence of all that we value. The soul of our collective consciousness. The heartbeat of our culture. Lance Mountain. Skateboarding at it's very best. Photo @jgrantbrittain / Tahoe 1984 #LanceMountain @lancemountain #GrantBrittain #MikeVallely
Possessed To Skate Since ’84! With heroes and friends Jim @jimreddogmuir and Mike Muir @suicidaltendencies This is probably one of the coolest moments in my 31 years of skateboarding. SUICIDAL SKATES X MIKE VALLELY X POSSESSED TO SKATE COLLABORATION This collaboration is a dream come true for me. Working with Jim and Mike and supporting what they are doing is truly meaningful to me. I don’t see them or what they’re doing as a competing brand… I see them as friends. People I value and want to work with and support! It’s about a love for skateboarding. Photo @cbkatz @dogtownxsuicidal @dogtownskate #SuicidalSkates #SuicidalTendencies #MikeMuir #MikeVallely #DogtownSkates #PossessedToSkate
STREET PLANT #StreetPlantArmory Outpost @fullcircleskateboards in Circleville, Ohio will be celebrating their Grand Opening possibly this Saturday Oct. 3rd (check with them for more info). -- When they do open, get out there and support a new skate shop and pick up a @streetplantbrnd Weapon Of Mass Creation! #StreetPlantBrand #NeverComply #EngineeredForTheStreets #WeaponsOfMassCreation #SkateCreateEnjoy #MikeVallely #KristianSvitak
STREET PLANT Rad clip here from #StreetPlantBattalion member and @shutnyc Freestyle Team Rider @kylematthewhamilton on the @streetplantbrnd Never Comply board. Thanks for sharing with us Kyle! We want to see footage of YOU skating our boards. Send it in for reposting to: firstname.lastname@example.org #NeverComply #StreetPlantBrand #SkateCreateEnjoy #ShutNYC
Through 31 years of skating I’ve broken 17 different bones, several of them multiple times each. I have been stitched and stapled. I have had plates and screws fused into my bones. Given the nature of what I do and how I do it I can’t really say that any of it was preventable. It wasn’t. But I know that I can do something to help minimize or even prevent a head injury altogether and so I wear a helmet. It’s a personal choice but one that I feel strongly about sharing. Anyone who tries to present the idea that somehow wearing a helmet is weak, lame or uncool is actually weak, lame and uncool themselves. Period. I didn’t wear a helmet for 30 years of skating but I do now. It’s an evolution of my love for skating and of my very skating itself. I can only go forward. #MikeVallely #GetUsedToIt @triple8nyc
I’ve been taking photos with #StreetPlantBattalion members since 1986. I’m a lot less shy and slightly less awkward about it now BUT it has always been very meaningful to me that anyone would take the time to say hello to me ever. I have always tried to honor that moment. This pic was taken with @streetplantbrnd Battalion member @robertcserafin in 1989 in Westwood, NJ. And yes… That is @annvallely in the background. #MikeVallely #StreetPlantBrand #SkateCreateEnjoy #NeverComply
Possessed To Skate Since ’84! Signing boards with Mike Muir for the Limited Edition run of 100 SUICIDAL SKATES X MIKE VALLELY Silk Screened, art by RxCx, Numbered and Signed collaboration decks. These will go on sale on Tuesday September 29 at: dogtownxsuicidal.com For More info Follow: @dogtownxsuicidal @dogtownskate @suicidaltendencies @jimreddogmuir Video by @iriscon #suicidalskates #dogtownskates #MikeVallely #MikeVallelyVideo #SuicidalTendencies #PossessedToSkate #MikeMuir
STREET PLANT This isn't your Daddy's Barnyard... This is #StreetPlantBattalion member @robertcserafin ’s #EngineeredForTheStreets @streetplantbrnd Modern Barnyard on the streets of NYC — A True "Double-Tail" for 2015! 8 3/8 x 32 1/4 Wheelbase: 14 1/14 Nose: 7 Tail: 7 Available in assorted veneers! Get your local shop to order one now from our #StreetPlantArmory Outposts in the USA: @skatenetssd @oceanavenuedistribution @easternskateboardsupply In Australia: @duty_now In Japan: @bptrading Europe: Coming soon from @mdcndist Online: @socalskateshop #StreetPlantBrand #NeverComply #MikeVallely #SkateCreateEnjoy
STREET PLANT Another beautiful #StreetAxe ready to hit the streets. This one belongs to #StreetPlantBattalion member Ken Lauzon. He picked it up at #StreetPlantArmory Outpost @socalskateshop in Mission Viejo, CA. We love the addition of The Slasher sticker... Very fitting! Thanks for the support Ken! #SkateCreateEnjoy #StreetPlantBrand #EngineeredForTheStreets #NeverComply
STREET PLANT It’s just business. What a cop out. Every time those words have been spoken to me it was from someone ripping me off, screwing me over, taking advantage of me or feeding me another line of BS. You can say that it's “Just Business” but that doesn’t make it right. The idea that business is the "Art Of War" or some epic Chess match is a damn bore. People are NOT pawns and business men are not GOD. You read the wrong books. You’re coming from the wrong place. How I was ever subservient to these people is beyond me. They got me at an early age and messed with my head. I had one employer tell me once that I didn’t deserve to have or to own my own skateboard company because I was "just a skater.” I had dropped out of school but he had been to college and had become an engineer and so he was the very type of person who should own a business. That I needed to know my role. How I let this guy employ me three times is beyond me. Then there’s these corporate types. The self appointed elite that have established an unearned aristocracy. They talk the talk but they have never walked the walk. You can’t steal what you can’t feel. People make a big deal out of how many sponsors I’ve had through the years. Like I’m suppose to be loyal to some company that is using me to sell skateboards. It’s unnatural to me. My loyalty is to myself, to my own skating. It’s NOT “Just Business” it’s MY LIFE! @streetplantbrnd is not a part of your uncle’s skateboard industry. We exist to support the individual skater at the grassroots level, not the mass idea or identity of skateboarding. We love skateboarding and so we’ve come to play with a smile on our faces and our values intact. It’s NOT "Just Business.” It’s who we are. Never Comply! Art by @crabscrambly FREE Stickers of this design are available with every purchase here: streetplantbrand.com/shop #NeverComply #StreetPlantBrand #SkateCreateEnjoy #StreetAxe #MikeVallely
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