Mike Vallely

Skateboard CollectionMarch 5th, 2013

Skateboard Collection

Young Whipper SnapperAugust 28th, 2011

I came across these black and white photos from middle school. I’m modeling two World Industries Mike Vallely decks. On the left is his first board after leaving¬†Powell Peralta, the elephant on a cliff. On the right is the infamous double kick Barnyard deck. Neither deck is in my possession now, but I did manage to score a Cease and Desist Barnyard reproduction a few years back. It proudly hangs on my wall. The photos would have been even more amazing in color, but there’s something unique about the b&w as well.¬†On a sidenote, check out the sweet Hosoi shirt I’m wearing (not to mention those stickers)!