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Re: 1031 on vacation, Svitak skating for Vallely's new company
« Reply #30 on: January 13, 2015, 02:57:46 PM »
How recently was that berrics slappy new year edit filmed as it had the kid, vallely, Markovich and Berrard all skating together? I seem to remember someone posting something from Markovich's social media saying he was done with elephant, or did I imagine it?

i saw that.  markovich was hitting someone up for boards, saying that vallely was doing some vallely shit, and he couldn't get boards and hadn't heard from vallely...
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Re: 1031 on vacation, Svitak skating for Vallely's new company
« Reply #31 on: January 13, 2015, 03:29:31 PM »
The press release on the Street Plant website about Svitak is fucking hilarious. Who does he think his market is, or what kind of brand does he think he has that he needs such an official press release with industry jargon much less any type of formal press release at all?

"INFORMATION RELEASE 002

Contact Person: Mike Vallely

Re: KRISTIAN SVITAK
Street Plant Battalion / Ground Assault Division Skater

Kristian Svitak is the newest member of the Street Plant Battalion Skateboard Team, although he is no stranger to the sport itself. His name continues to be passed around the skateboard grapevine as being one of the most dedicated skaters anywhere.

Mike Vallely, president of the Long Beach based Street Plant skateboard company says of the not-so-young skater, “Simply put, Kristian is one of the most passionate skaters around. He seems to have stayed true to his own personal style of skating and maintained his own personal approach. He is simply one of my all-time favorite skateboarders!”

Vallely recently returned from San Diego where he had dinner with Svitak and agreed to put him on the team. Emily Vallely, vice-president of Street Plant says, “Kristian is like my big brother. I remember touring through France and Switzerland with him in 2000 and us getting car sick together.”

The Street Plant skateboard company will be releasing a new signature model Svitak skateboard, resplendent with his busted-ass-grill staring into the future of skateboarding. With T-shirts and stickers and skateboards all helping to spread Svitak’s name through the land, it would seem that he is about to become a household word."

Off 1031 and on Street Plant and soon he will become a household word? The wording of that doesn't even make sense.

It's crazy that Vallely probably actually believes all his own bullshit. "This brand is gonna be different this time. This is what I've always wanted. Everything else was just a detour on the road to getting me to this point."

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Re: 1031 on vacation, Svitak skating for Vallely's new company
« Reply #32 on: January 13, 2015, 03:41:23 PM »
actually believes all his own bullshit. "This brand is gonna be different this time. This is what I've always wanted. Everything else was just a detour on the road to getting me to this point."

it's gotta be easy to believe that BS.  He's said it to himself for the last decade.
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Re: 1031 on vacation, Svitak skating for Vallely's new company
« Reply #33 on: January 13, 2015, 03:47:24 PM »
Everything else was just a detour on the road to getting me to this point."

So what you are saying is, his seminal release "Drive" was not just a solo tour video, but rather a metaphor for creating the ultimate brand.


Exploring this further, the streetplant was not just a trick he popularized in the 80s, but rather his attempt at forshadowing the process of creating the ultimate brand, TV Transit Vallely By The Sword Elephant, fuck, I mean Street Plant!

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Re: 1031 on vacation, Svitak skating for Vallely's new company
« Reply #34 on: January 13, 2015, 04:19:10 PM »
how about Fritz Mead, where he still on 1031? What's gonna happen to him, is my biggest worry..

He's been off for a while. Not sure if he's getting boards from anyone or not.

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Re: 1031 on vacation, Svitak skating for Vallely's new company
« Reply #35 on: January 13, 2015, 04:20:28 PM »
Looks like Select now owns the brand and it's moving on with Jay Adams and without Mike V





JASON Adams. Jay Adams is dead, man.

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Re: 1031 on vacation, Svitak skating for Vallely's new company
« Reply #36 on: January 13, 2015, 04:23:08 PM »
By the way, has anyone read any of the posts on this Street Plant website? There's a bunch of skateboard poems on there that I assume Mike V is writing that are terrible.

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Re: 1031 on vacation, Svitak skating for Vallely's new company
« Reply #37 on: January 13, 2015, 04:29:04 PM »
Mike V is like the P.Diddy/Diddy/Diddy Dirty Money/Puff Daddy/Sean Combs  of skateboarding for switching boards so often.

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« Reply #38 on: January 13, 2015, 04:37:12 PM »
By the way, has anyone read any of the posts on this Street Plant website? There's a bunch of skateboard poems on there that I assume Mike V is writing that are terrible.
share us some poems. i usedta crack up reading mike v's poetry.

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Re: 1031 on vacation, Svitak skating for Vallely's new company
« Reply #39 on: January 13, 2015, 04:42:05 PM »
President Vallely. 
Hosin' out the cab of his pickup truck
He's got his 8-track playin' really fuckin' loud

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Re: 1031 on vacation, Svitak skating for Vallely's new company
« Reply #40 on: January 13, 2015, 05:11:30 PM »
shoulda called the brand  '' The Big V '' or  V brand ''  cuz....you know....... ...... vagina !  hah

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Re: 1031 on vacation, Svitak skating for Vallely's new company
« Reply #41 on: January 13, 2015, 06:40:31 PM »
I fucking hate Mike Vallely.


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Re: 1031 on vacation, Svitak skating for Vallely's new company
« Reply #42 on: January 13, 2015, 08:12:34 PM »
Say whatever you want about Mike, but his wife is one of the most beautiful women in the world!
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Re: 1031 on vacation, Svitak skating for Vallely's new company
« Reply #44 on: January 13, 2015, 08:28:54 PM »
I noticed months ago that Mike's insta wasn't tagging Elephant and he stopped posting anything of him riding their boards.
Just old pics of himself. I guess select had just printed tons of Mikes new graphic and he just up and quit at Agenda in longbeach.
He really seems like the worst dude, selfish and egotistical. Couldn't give a shit less about anyone else.
Svitak is probably one of the only humans left that isn't related to him willing to be in a business with him.
He is one guy that his career would benefit greatly by just showing his skating and leaving his personality out of it.
Stoked Jason Adams is still there, hope he gets more say in what is going on .
His slappy hour stuff has promise for sure.

 
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Re: 1031 on vacation, Svitak skating for Vallely's new company
« Reply #45 on: January 13, 2015, 08:49:29 PM »
I noticed months ago that Mike's insta wasn't tagging Elephant and he stopped posting anything of him riding their boards.
Just old pics of himself. I guess select had just printed tons of Mikes new graphic and he just up and quit at Agenda in longbeach.
He really seems like the worst dude, selfish and egotistical. Couldn't give a shit less about anyone else.
Svitak is probably one of the only humans left that isn't related to him willing to be in a business with him.
He is one guy that his career would benefit greatly by just showing his skating and leaving his personality out of it.
Stoked Jason Adams is still there, hope he gets more say in what is going on .
His slappy hour stuff has promise for sure.

 

You'd think the smart money would be to just re-brand Elephant as Slappy Hour and move on.  Dude already has a pretty good in house art dude...himself!

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Re: 1031 on vacation, Svitak skating for Vallely's new company
« Reply #46 on: January 13, 2015, 09:03:33 PM »
 kyle berard???

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Re: 1031 on vacation, Svitak skating for Vallely's new company
« Reply #47 on: January 13, 2015, 11:38:02 PM »
Mike Vallely via facebook:

Svitak

The first time I saw Kristian Svitak skate
I was moved by what I saw, by what I felt
Like Rodney Mullen or Tony Hawk I realized I was
in the presence of someone who HAD to skate
This wasnt the mere exploitation of some fine tuned ability
This was something deeper

He doesnt just do tricks
Svitak skates
Or maybe another way to say it is:
EVERYTHING that he does on his board is a trick
Like Duane Peters — No moment on his board is wasted
When Kristian pushes — It has meaning
He drops-in and kick turns with purpose
You watch him assault the streets and every inch
of asphalt and concrete is covered with intention
It makes you want to skate harder
It makes you want to put all of yourself into your skating
Thats what the best pros do
Inspire us

Kristians love for skating shines through
And you realize in watching him
that he is still the young kid that fell in love
with skating and that would never stop
And he hasnt and he wont
Since day one he has faced his life and his skating
head on with a shit eating grin
and a defiant middlefinger
Just the way it should be done
Svitak is the real deal

Im truly honored to have one of my all-time favorite skaters Kristian Svitak be the first rider on Street Plant.


vallely really have a crush on svitak.

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Re: 1031 on vacation, Svitak skating for Vallely's new company
« Reply #48 on: January 13, 2015, 11:39:44 PM »
What happend to elephant?

It died by the sword.

LOL - this was a good one!

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Re: 1031 on vacation, Svitak skating for Vallely's new company
« Reply #49 on: January 14, 2015, 12:03:25 AM »

sad part is he team up with his daughter - you know what that means for you future relationship mike?

You mean it's hard to rebuild a relationship after you punch your daughter/business partner?

But Mike's getting up there in age, so hopefully he's suffering from low-T, so he's just irritable than punchy.

dont get me wrong, i have respect for mike vallely as a skater - in the late 80 he really
was one of the early streetskaters i look up to him like i look up gonz, natas and thommy - for me this comparison fits.

meet him a couple of times and he was always 100% skateboarding, no shitty attitude or whatever.
just coming to the park - session - a smile for every kid - that it.

but if its come to business, he finish any relationship in a bad way - after 30 years of failure, disappointment,
and breakdown after breakdown in skateboarding industrie you shoudnt start buisness with you doughter.
that shoud be common sense.

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Re: 1031 on vacation, Svitak skating for Vallely's new company
« Reply #50 on: January 14, 2015, 12:30:56 AM »
What happend to elephant?

Hey whats it that gif of Gerry in your sig from?

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Re: 1031 on vacation, Svitak skating for Vallely's new company
« Reply #51 on: January 14, 2015, 12:54:25 AM »
What happend to elephant?

The original distributor sold it to Brad Dorfman's Select distribution. They use their own woodshop (no more PS Stix).

I'm not sure how much Mike V owns of Elephant. Typically, the skater shops an idea around to an established distributor and is employed as brand manager/creative director or licenses the name and also takes on a managerial role. I'd probably bail too if I was forced into that situation.

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Re: 1031 on vacation, Svitak skating for Vallely's new company
« Reply #52 on: January 14, 2015, 01:01:52 AM »
wasnt jason adams on Elephant?

Yeah, which is why I'd be bummed if it's gone under, I don't know if he'll pick up another board sponsor after this, hopefully he might even do his own thing, saw a six guns graphic the other day, maybe it's that

Yeah I would be more than happy to support Jason Adams.

Mike vallely is a egomaniac, That street plant company looks awful. �Have you checked out his poems and shit,  I'm a skateboarding misfit no one understands.
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Re: 1031 on vacation, Svitak skating for Vallely's new company
« Reply #53 on: January 14, 2015, 01:34:19 AM »
Shit I didn't realise it was that time of the year for Vallely to start a new company already, seems to get earlier every year.


Jason Adams still riding for Elephant is going to be a bit awkward, could well be better for him I guess if he drives the designs etc. The weird thing  to me was I have actually seen some Elephant boards at the park so I thought they might be doing pretty well, maybe they were and that was part of the problem.

Going into to business with Vallely is the skateboarding equivalent of starting a land war in Asia, just don't.
there's this dude back in Jacksonville that's completely ripped and shit with tribal tats and plays rugby,  and he rides a fresh as elephant fish. It's got the rails on it and everything.  He's the only dude that skates with wrist guards that people font mind being around. Mostly because he's a fucking juggernaut and no one is gonna try him like a bitch.
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Re: 1031 on vacation, Svitak skating for Vallely's new company
« Reply #54 on: January 14, 2015, 05:09:50 AM »
What kind of dipshit would get involved with Mike Vallely in any capacity? Especially any sort of financial/life decision. Svitak must be a few steps from living in a bus station to make such a desperate move.

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Re: 1031 on vacation, Svitak skating for Vallely's new company
« Reply #55 on: January 14, 2015, 05:26:44 AM »
What kind of dipshit would get involved with Mike Vallely in any capacity? Especially any sort of financial/life decision. Svitak must be a few steps from living in a bus station to make such a desperate move.

Pretty sure he's fine fincancially, I believe him and his wife are both involved in Real Estate. It's just his skateboard career that's poor.

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Re: 1031 on vacation, Svitak skating for Vallely's new company
« Reply #56 on: January 14, 2015, 05:48:37 AM »
Mike Vallely via facebook:

Svitak

The first time I saw Kristian Svitak skate
I was moved by what I saw, by what I felt
Like Rodney Mullen or Tony Hawk I realized I was
in the presence of someone who HAD to skate
This wasnt the mere exploitation of some fine tuned ability
This was something deeper

He doesnt just do tricks
Svitak skates
Or maybe another way to say it is:
EVERYTHING that he does on his board is a trick
Like Duane Peters � No moment on his board is wasted
When Kristian pushes � It has meaning
He drops-in and kick turns with purpose
You watch him assault the streets and every inch
of asphalt and concrete is covered with intention
It makes you want to skate harder
It makes you want to put all of yourself into your skating
Thats what the best pros do
Inspire us

Kristians love for skating shines through
And you realize in watching him
that he is still the young kid that fell in love
with skating and that would never stop
And he hasnt and he wont
Since day one he has faced his life and his skating
head on with a shit eating grin
and a defiant middlefinger
Just the way it should be done
Svitak is the real deal

Im truly honored to have one of my all-time favorite skaters Kristian Svitak be the first rider on Street Plant.


vallely really have a crush on svitak.


next Street Plant t-shirt

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Re: 1031 on vacation, Svitak skating for Vallely's new company
« Reply #57 on: January 14, 2015, 05:54:35 AM »
Mike Vallely via facebook:

Svitak

The first time I saw Kristian Svitak skate
I was moved by what I saw, by what I felt
Like Rodney Mullen or Tony Hawk I realized I was
in the presence of someone who HAD to skate
This wasnt the mere exploitation of some fine tuned ability
This was something deeper

He doesnt just do tricks
Svitak skates
Or maybe another way to say it is:
EVERYTHING that he does on his board is a trick
Like Duane Peters � No moment on his board is wasted
When Kristian pushes � It has meaning
He drops-in and kick turns with purpose
You watch him assault the streets and every inch
of asphalt and concrete is covered with intention
It makes you want to skate harder
It makes you want to put all of yourself into your skating
Thats what the best pros do
Inspire us

Kristians love for skating shines through
And you realize in watching him
that he is still the young kid that fell in love
with skating and that would never stop
And he hasnt and he wont
Since day one he has faced his life and his skating
head on with a shit eating grin
and a defiant middlefinger
Just the way it should be done
Svitak is the real deal

Im truly honored to have one of my all-time favorite skaters Kristian Svitak be the first rider on Street Plant.


vallely really have a crush on svitak.


next Street Plant t-shirt

oh my god - piss myself laughing!

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Re: 1031 on vacation, Svitak skating for Vallely's new company
« Reply #58 on: January 14, 2015, 06:48:40 AM »
didn't svitak and vallely ALREADY had a company called "BY THE SWORD" but vallely bounced (like always)???.... I remember reading some interviews, kristian was pissed off at the time

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Re: 1031 on vacation, Svitak skating for Vallely's new company
« Reply #59 on: January 14, 2015, 06:50:37 AM »
What happend to elephant?

The original distributor sold it to Brad Dorfman's Select distribution. They use their own woodshop (no more PS Stix).

I'm not sure how much Mike V owns of Elephant. Typically, the skater shops an idea around to an established distributor and is employed as brand manager/creative director or licenses the name and also takes on a managerial role. I'd probably bail too if I was forced into that situation.

But Select is considerably more legit than the bs distributor they used before. Seems like they would have more freedom and be around more skate brands vs longboarders.