In 2015, the Tampa Pro contest became an official stop on the Street League Skateboarding Pro tour. As a game changer for both trademarks of the skate culture, the union brought some interesting point of views. VICE Sports was there to capture this pivotal moment in skateboard history and heard from Brian Schaefer, Brian Atlas, Chris Cole, and many others about what it really meant for the two skate giants to finally come together.
With nearly 30 years as a professional skateboarder under his belt and credited as one of the pioneering forefathers of street skating it was a no-brainer to include the legendary Mike Vallely in the XGames Real Street contest this year. Chris Nieratko caught up with Mike to ask about his part, the helmet, his new brand Street Plant and more.
Street Plant Brand celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Barnyard Board, by introducing the “Please Don’t Eat My Friends” Barnyard Hoodie. This zip-up hoodie features the pig from the original board on the front, now stamped with the new 25 Year Stamp on it’s face. On the back is the top graphic from the original board fully colorized with the words “Please Don’t Eat My Friends.”
Street Plant Brand and SkateDaily are giving away one of these new hoodies to one of our new Instagram followers.
In this third episode, Ed looks back what was arguably the peak of his skate career—when he dropped out of high school to conquer Europe in 1990 and landing the covers of Thrasher and Transworld in the process. He also tells the story of how he met his wife, Deanna, and what led him to leave New Deal to start a new company with Mike Vallely.
The eminent punk rock band Black Flag has always had a strong connection to skateboarding. Rolling Stone has just published an article which puts Mike Vallely into the frontman position as their fifth singer for the group. Read the details of how it all came to be and what is in the works.