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Mike Vallely  Street Plant @streetplantbrand #SkateCreateEnjoy

#StreetPlantBattalion Member, @chilliamxvx’s @streetplantbrand ISHI Barnyard.
Classic Shape w/ Modern Concave. New Art By @ishi_14_art.
Hand Crafted By Master Skateboard Craftsman @professorschmitt at #PSstix.

9.5″ x 31″
Wheelbase: 14.375″
Nose: 5.5″
Tail: 6.625″
Yellow Top & Bottom Veneers.
Assorted Center Core Veneer.

Available Direct From Street Plant Here:
streetplantbrand.com/shop

Skate Shops Worldwide, Join The Armory, Email:
mike@streetplantbrand.com

Digging the Grip, Thanks for Your Support William!

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The Stoke Is Real!

What started as a Dream when I was Fourteen-Years-Old, (to one day own my own Skateboard Company), became a Reality three and a half years ago, with One Board, in a small Garage in Long Beach, CA. Today, we (@streetplantbrand) are in a slightly bigger Garage, and we currently have 16 Different Boards in stock, from the 8.0” Life Is Rad 70’s Inspired Cruiser, to the 9.5” Anti-Depressant #StreetAxe All-Terrain Fun Machine, and Everything in-between. And the best part is, Every Board has a Story, a Reason for Existing, and they are All Infused with Spirit. From the Shapes, to the Art that adorns them, all of our Boards started with a Spark of Inspiration — each a Dream of its own, Dreamed by Artists and Skaters we are Honored to call our Friends. People like Master Craftsman Paul Schmitt @professorschmitt, whose Hands have Shaped Every Board in this Photo. Skaters Kristian Svitak @kristiansvitak, Joey Jett @joey__jett, Sierra Prescott @sierra_prescott, and Derek Rinaldi @derekrinaldi who Inspire Us Daily with Their Skating and Their Passion for Skateboarding. Artists Yusuke Tsuge @yusuke_tsuge, Rob Wallace @robxwallace, Greg Higgins @greghigginsart, Bigfoot @bigfootone, Squindo @squindo, Adrian Koenigsberg @adriankoenigs, and ISHI @ishi_14_art who have Created Art with Energy and Sincerity. It is Truly Soul-Satisfying to Work with such Talented and Kindhearted People, and we are Grateful for This Journey! Thank You for Your Support! Let’s Go!

All of these Boards are Available Now, Direct from Street Plant Here:
streetplantbrand.com/shop

Skate Shops Worldwide, Join The Armory, Email:
mike@streetplantbrand.com

Photo: @robxwallace

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Happiest of Birthdays to The Coolest Kid I Know, or Have Ever Known, @lucy_vallely!
Lucy You Inspire me Daily! Your Light Illuminates Everything and Everyone It Touches! My Love for You is Boundless!
How are You already Seventeen? Somebody slow this thing down!

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7-Plys of Love!
Coming Soon From @pennswood and @streetplantbrand.

Tie Dye Top-Ply
Red Upper Core
Orange Cross-Ply
Green Center Core
Blue Cross-Ply
Purple Lower Core
Tie Dye Bottom-Ply

The Top and Bottom Plys are all done with Three Layers of Dye Infusion.
The Dyes are Organic and are mixed in water from a spring on the Penn’s Wood Property.

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We are Honored to be working with Penn’s Wood Mfg. @pennswood to Produce our very first @streetplantbrand Made In The USA Production Model (Non-Limited Edition) Skateboards. Like Street Plant, Penn’s Wood is Family Owned and Operated, and is Dedicated to Making the Highest Quality Skateboard Decks. The Maple comes from the very region in which they Live, the glue comes from Columbus, Ohio, the Boards are Built and the Art Transfers are Hand Screened and applied at Their Factory in Oil City, PA.

Our first Board with Penn’s Wood will be a Very Special @streetplantbattalion Board, Shaped By #StreetPlantBattalion Stoke Commander @b.radkay, with Art By @kaynehayes, Pressed on 7 Plys of Rainbow Dyed Veneers. Stay Tuned for More Information!

Follow Penn’s Wood Here: @pennswood

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Once upon a time… October 1998, NYC.
Footage Filmed, Unearthed, and Edited By @glennppmilligan.
Thanks Glenn!

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Derek Rinaldi and Legendary NJ Photographer, Ken Salerno @kenzof11, with the @derekrinaldi x @streetplantbrand State Of Adventure Board on the Seaside Heights Boardwalk, in Seaside Heights, NJ. Ken is Featured in the Art By @squindo, on the Tail of the Board, driving the van.

8.75″ x 32.25″
Wheelbase: 14.25″
Nose: 7″
Tail: 6.625″

About The Board: “When Mike first presented me with the idea of the board, we both knew we wanted it to represent our history skating in New Jersey. We wanted it to be more than just art, but wanted it to tell a story.
The shape was a no brainer. I wanted a modern take on Mark Gonzales’ original Vision board. It was a board that was almost standard issue back then.

As far as the graphics, I wanted them to document a point in time but still be fun. There were no skate parks back then and yet there was always somewhere to skate. We didn’t recognize boundaries of pool skaters, or ramp skaters, or street skaters. For us, we just wanted to skate and wherever skating brought us, we’d skate it.

In a way, the state of New Jersey was our skate park. We’d get on the phone on the weekends, coordinate our crew, our rides and hit the Parkway.
I thought the idea of a theme park concept for the graphics would be great. I immediately knew I wanted Tony Squindo @squindo, to do the graphics. I have always admired his art and his unique characters have been showcased with @metallica.

I imaged combining one of those “not to scale” maps you’d get at amusement parks (for us it was Six Flags Great Adventure) and the art of Squindo.
The rides are replaced by our most frequented skate spots complete with key legend at the bottom.
This board, to me, represents a point in time that everyone can relate to. As kids, we didn’t have many worries. Wake up, make some calls, and meet at the first skate spot of the day. For us it could be street skating in the morning, a pool mid-afternoon, and then a vert session before dinner. I was lucky to be surrounded by some very energetic skaters. Even though there were no skateparks in our area, we always had a variety of places to skate.” — Derek Rinaldi
Photo: Ellen Fischer.

I met Derek Rinaldi in the Summer of ’85. My Friends Kevin, Don, and I were Skating in Seaside Park, NJ when we saw another group of Skaters on the opposite side of the street. Like typical shore kids, they looked the part, but we immediately wondered if there was any Substance beneath the fashion show. Don said, “Mike, do a Sad Plant.” The thinking was that a Sad Plant would speak of our Credibility as Skaters, to which they would have to answer to. So, I quickly got Inverted and stretched out a Beauty of a Sad Plant. Kevin and Don looked back across the street, beaming with pride, as if to say, “Top That!” Then one of the kids across the street, popped his Board up into his hands and quickly got Inverted with a stretched out Street Plant of his own. The expression on our faces changed from Joy, to an even Greater Joy. We just got schooled, and we Loved it. That kid was @derekrinaldi. We had been down The Shore for almost a week and hadn’t met any other Skaters, and now here was a group of Skaters clearly as Impassioned and Invested as us. And they must have felt the same way as we did, as we immediately all started heading towards each other, meeting in the middle of the street, shaking hands, while cars whizzed by on either side. We spent the rest of our time that week, Skating with Derek and his Friends. Derek was the best Street Skater we had ever met or seen up to that point, and we were all Inspired by Him!
Derek and I have been Friends now for 33 years. Throughout that entire time, Derek’s Activism in, Dedication to, and Engagement with Skateboarding has continued to Inspire me. Back then He was setting up Skate Jams and Contests, Publishing Skate Zines, and Helping Positively Grow the New Jersey Skate Scene. Today, Derek is involved in getting Skateparks built up and down the Jersey Shore, and He runs the @boardsforbros and @askaters New Jersey Chapters.

We (@streetplantbrand) are Honored to be Working with Derek, and to Present The Derek Rinaldi x Street Plant State Of Adventure Board. Available Now at: streetplantbrand.com/shop

Photo: w/ Derek outside of @proskateboardshop in Belmar, NJ, November 2017, By @robxwallace.

One of the Highlights from yesterday’s Old School Skate Jam at @northbrigade Skate Park in Cologne, Germany, was getting to Meet and Skate With Yo Yo Schulz @yoyoskates. Yo Yo had gotten Inverted on the flat ground all the way back in 1982, inventing the Yo Yo Plant, some 2 Years before I would even start Skating. My Friends and I had all seen the sequence of the Yo Yo Plant from Transworld Skateboarding Magazine when we were starting out, and from that day forward, Yo Yo was Always a Hero of ours. Although I did successfully pull a few Yo Yo Plants back in the 80’s, I had come up with my own approach to Street Plants and well, Yo Yo Plants were just too hard, haha! But I Always have Admired a Well Executed Yo Yo Plant, and Yo Yo Himself has Always Remained Mythological in my Skateboard Universe. This Photo, By @mr.b00kw00d, is of Yo Yo and I doing Street Plants Together. He of course is doing a Yo Yo Plant, and I elected to go with a Smith Plant. Much Love Yo Yo, Thank You for the Inspiration my Friend!

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I had a Truly Beautiful Day yesterday at @northbrigade Skatepark in Cologne, Germany! Thank You to @concretewave_skateshop and EVERYONE who came out o Celebrate a Love for Skateboarding with Us! It was So Great to Connect and Reconnect with so Many Beautiful Folks, including my buddy Elvis Margraf @bearded_elvis!

Much Love!

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Sierra Prescott Is Rad!

The @sierra_prescott x @streetplantbrand Life Is Rad II Board is a 70’s Influenced Board, Modernized for Today’s Skating By Sierra and @professorschmitt. Boards of that era had no concave, but the Life Is Rad II Board Features Parallel Concave, with no upturned nose, to match that 70’s Style, with the Stiffness and Function of a Modern Board.

The Art pays Homage to the 70’s with Simple Graphics By @greghigginsart, that Express Sierra’s Mantra, and the Organic Beauty of the Hard Maple.

We are Beyond Honored to Work With, and To Be a Conduit for Artists like Sierra, Paul, and Greg. The Life is Rad II Board Truly Represents the Collaboration of Beautiful, Passionate Souls Coming Together to Innovate and Create a Skateboard Infused with Love, Optimism, and Stoke! Life IS Rad Indeed!
Dimensions:
8” x 28.75”
Wheelbase: 14.5”
Nose: 3”
Tail: 6.5”
w/ Wheel Wells
Available Direct From Street Plant Here: (Stickers and T-Shirts also Available)
streetplantbrand.com/shop

Skate Shops Worldwide Email:
mike@streetplantbrand.com
Photo: @caseykaui
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Happy Birthday to my Beautiful Wife, @annvallely! You’re the Best Thing that Ever Happened To Me! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! I Love You Forever!

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