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Mike Vallely  The New Arms EP Produced By Matthew Ryan Release Date: April 7, 2017

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2/25/17

I spent most of the day hiking in Griffith Park. I parked at the Merry-Go-Round and from there I rambled onto the network of trails spread throughout the park. I hiked up to the top of Bee Rock then onward to the peak of Mount Hollywood. From there I hiked down to the Griffith Park Observatory and then over to the backside of the Hollywood sign, where I snapped this photo and ate my lunch before starting the trek back to my car. Another good day out on the trail.

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We are NOT content to just pick our Board Shapes from a catalog. Each and Every @streetplantbrnd Board we make has to have a Spark of Inspiration, a Story, a reason for existing. We are NOT interested in the mass-identity of Skateboarding, nor in the supply and demand culture of the mass-marketing of Skateboards. To us, Skateboards aren’t some soulless product you buy at the mall. They aren’t just some means to an end. They are an end in themselves. They are Alive and have Spirit. We work closely with @professorschmitt on Every Board we Shape for the perfect blend of Flavor and Function for Fun! It’s important to us to make sure that Every Board comes from Someplace Special, because we know they are all going to Someplace Special.
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*NOT AVAILABLE AT YOUR LOCAL SHOPPING MALL.
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Our @streetplantbrnd Boards are Available at Select #StreetPlantArmory Outposts Worldwide:

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Shops: To Join The Street Plant Armory email:

mike@streetplantbrand.com
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Thanks for your support!
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Photo By: @robxwallace
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The Poet

The first time that I saw him
It was as if he had just materialized
An animation moving through the parking lot
Mythological, untouchable
His limbs like paintbrushes
His board a puppet on strings

He invited me to join him in a jam session
He carried me in his rhythm
I felt his radiation

The second time that I saw him
He carved a maze out of the concrete
And dared me to follow him
I took to the path earnestly
And where I lost the trail
He would reemerge and usher me onward

I felt privileged to dance behind him
To study his choreography
To linger in his shadow

The third time that I saw him
The weather had changed
New pedestals were being erected
He mocked the passing storm with indifference
In a sort of spontaneous performance art
He tuned way down, where no one could follow him
Where others became frustrated and confused
I paid close attention
I knew I was in the presence of a genius

The fourth time that I saw him
We became friends
He opened up his world to me
He let me hang out where no one else could belong
And he ran up a several hundred dollar phone bill on my dime
Then pissed himself laughing on my parents couch

He lived on the edge of insanity
Inspiring me daily
And writing the future with each breath

The fifth time that I saw him
We were both survivors of something
He was gracious to my wife and daughter
But his eyes were still wild
And as we stood together in some new arena
I simply thanked him

I thanked him for what was
I thanked him for what is
I thanked him for what will be

He’s the poet that wrote our masterpiece

Art By: @greghigginsart

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The Time for Fun, Creativity and Enjoyment has found us.
A Passion for Skateboarding that sees no distinction.
One that Connects People, and that Lives outside of the banter of pomp and image.
Wood, Urethane, Aluminum and Concrete.
The Dignity of a Satisfied Heart.
The @streetplantbrnd #StreetPlantBattalion ----------------------------------
Thanks to Luis @ocbrakeless for posting this pic with Comrade in Open Arms: Justin, and for being a Shining Light! Much Love and Respect!
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As dusk descends on another day of Skating, Creating and Universal Enjoyment, #StreetPlantBattalion Member Kayne is stoked on his @streetplantbrnd x @bigfootone Hand Plant Board with Tusks Rails and 54mm Street Scoundrel Wheels.

Thanks for your support Kayne and @waynebhayes60

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Garageland.

No investors.
No partners.
No parent company.
No ceo.
No managers.
No meetings.
No vip’s
No velvet ropes.
No agents.
No lawyers.
No boy’s club.
No compromise.
No surrender.
100% Independent Skateboarding.
Never Comply!

Photo: @robxwallace

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Flavor + Function = Fun!
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The Engineered For The Streets, @streetplantbrnd Mammoth OG Street Axe w/ Art By: @greghigginsart
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9.5 x 32
Wheelbase: 15
Nose: 5 7/8
Tail: 7
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Available in Assorted Veneers!
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Now Available Here:

streetplantbrand.com/shop
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Skate Shops Worldwide Email:

mike@streetplantbrand.com
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Photo: @robxwallace
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Assemble A Skateboard:

1. Put grip tape on top.
2. Put trucks on the bottom.
3. Put wheels on the trucks.
4. Ride.

Skate. Create. Enjoy!

Art By: #StreetPlantBattalion Member Stella.

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2/19/17

Walking along the shore.
Crystal Cove State Park, CA.

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@bigfootone x @streetplantbrnd Elephant Boards, Available in 3 Sizes w/ our blend of Flavor and Function for Fun! ----------------------------------
Mini:
7 3/4 x 30
Wheelbase: 12.75 
Nose: 6.5
Tail: 6.5
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Tusker:
9 x 33 5/8
Wheelbase: 15.5 
Nose: 7 1/8
Tail: 6 7/8
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Modern:
8 7/8 x 32 5/8
Wheelbase: 14.25 
Nose: 7.25
Tail: 6 7/8
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Skate Shops Worldwide Email:

mike@streetplantbrand.com ---------------------------------- Photo: @markniznisbet
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At its best, Skateboarding is unorganized, unsanctioned Play.
But the skate-media and the skate-industry place image and competition above Fun.
In the name of “skate-culture” they present a monologue of short sighted corporate initiative.
A “lifestyle” that comes with an entrance examination.
You have to pass the test to enter their small, gray ghetto where they worship technique, reward conformity and create distinctions.
The megaphone has been hijacked by those who seek to own and devour.
It’s the decay of anything substantive in Skateboarding.
It’s the dumbing down of Skateboarding.
We believe there is a Better Way!

We seek to Create and Inspire!
We value Skateboarding as an Uplifting and Meaningful pursuit that ALWAYS pushes FORWARD, beyond and outside of the institutions and organizations that have accumulated around it.
We believe that Skateboarding is an Uprising, an Insurrection Against the judges, the rule books and impersonal corporations.
A True Revolution in Action.
Not this sorry version of defiance that the skate-media continues to shill.
What may have been natural and warranted some 20, 30 or 40 years ago, is now just a tiresome pose. The core of “skate-culture” is stagnant, it’s the past.
We want to participate in the Never-Ending-Now!

We have a Passion for Skateboarding.
We believe in Creative, Expressive, Fun Skateboarding.
To us, Skateboards aren’t some soulless product you buy at the mall.
They aren’t some means to an end.
They are an end in themselves.
We are Product Driven, we are People Driven, we are Values Driven!

Come as you are!
No rules, no divisions, no schools.
Just a Skateboard as a paintbrush
and the world as an empty canvas!

With Open Arms and Open Hearts, we’ve come to Play!
Onward, Together, We Ride!

Photo: #StreetPlantBattalion Members @keeleyxdarling @_jack_burton and @sidewalk_surfer12 in the streets, shot By @monxsolo

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