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Re: mike vallely appreciation thread
« Reply #60 on: October 12, 2010, 08:13:22 AM »
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Ray Barbee has "held up"? Explain.

All I ever see any more is pictures of him holding some stupid guitar. LAME.
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I've seen more recent photos of barbie diong better things than i've seen of mike. when's the last time mike did a trick that wasn't nostalgic? and i'm not completely hating on that, but kids who doesn't know ray or lances history could still enjoy their skating while mikes would need a history lesson before it could be appreciated.
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Sure buddy!  I'll make sure to remember that next time I see a new vid with someone doing a foot-plant variation, air-walk, bennihanna, boneless, Madonna or a show-stopper or some kind of sliding-varial-something-or-the-other...

You don't need a history lesson stupid,  you need to get your head out of the sand!
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And where exactly are you seeing these recent Ray Barbee photos? Mags? Which ones?
He had the cover of the Skateboard Mag a few months ago, not to mention he'll be having some footage in the new Krooked video.
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Re: mike vallely appreciation thread
« Reply #61 on: October 18, 2010, 11:04:02 PM »
I think barbee 'holding up' better than mike v relates to how similar ray is now to what he was then, he still stokes you out the same way, he really hasn't changed much.  Mike V in so many ways is just so different than what he was when he first came into skateboarding, sometime I think the negatives overshadow the positives....that being said...mike v had a huge influence on me too.  He was probably one of the few skaters that I really wanted to emulate...at first seeing a raw am doing ho-ho's....then the army pants....flannel...shaved head...morrisey.....180 mutes....that speed freaks part is an all time favourite.  I wasn't a huge fan of him during his second round of riding for powell but I respect how he hung in there and showed you didn't have to do crooked grinds to be a pro......skateboarding was pretty programmed at that time and i think dudes like him sort of helped sort of open things up.

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Re: mike vallely appreciation thread
« Reply #62 on: October 19, 2010, 05:52:04 PM »

Yeah...I agree. I am not one to put caps on what or what not to do in skating but there is some stuff that is odd just for what it is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT_45XGhE1o&feature=player_embedded

Like this hollorado video.....all his shit is dope cause I have never seen it done but at the same time, it is a little silly looking.

I hate to say this but that ender is one of the fuckedest things I've seen in skateboarding.
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Re: mike vallely appreciation thread
« Reply #63 on: December 05, 2010, 01:22:24 AM »
Upon his again return to Powell.. I am puzzled by this guy yet again. I've been a fan of his skating since way back (his thrasher cover  in 86 was the first mag i ever owned). His skating slayed back then. Public Domain, Speed Freaks, Rubbish Heap, 1281, Suburban Diners, the vallely powell promo, etc etc. Although I admit i had hoped for more in Label Kills (was he injured during that one or something? I forget). Anyway... to my point...
... at what point did he fall off the mental wagon? I mean.. I'm a huge Black Flag/Rollins fan as well and I don't try to be him. Vallely's unhealthy obsession with Rollins freaks me out quite a bit. Poetry/ "Spoken word" tours/videos ...seriously? (Was he "Mike V" yet or still Vallely?). Naming his skate company after himself a la rollins band... no!

Was it when he became "Mike V"... which I believe was when he beat up 4 random "ocks" and made the Bam-fan-generation think he was so tough? Was it his "greatest hits"...(where, let's be real... he sort-of-fought a security guard, then ran away for muska, sort-of fought a security guard..i mean really Carroll did, got beat up by a real hockey player etc etc..i  wouldn't have put this dvd out if these were my "best" fights... haha)....... was it Mike V & the Rats (now i see him and i piss myself... laughing), his black label society jacketesque Revolution Mother? his Trans Am?

anyways, nostalgia-wise I am happy to see him back on Powell, although I'm sure we all know the man just needs to feed his family. I still kind of wish Transit would have gotten a bit further than it did out of curiousity but thats some old news. I still like to watch him skate honestly but.... his personality (that we see at least) is weirding me out more than ever.

oh but p.s. i did enjoy him punching that guy at the Ducks game, i think he deserved that shit

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Re: mike vallely appreciation thread
« Reply #64 on: December 12, 2010, 02:07:31 PM »
never gettin my appreciation, this guys beat

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Re: mike vallely appreciation thread
« Reply #65 on: December 23, 2010, 05:32:07 PM »

Vallely is awesome and deserves more respect than he gets but not as much as he demands.

took the words out of my mouth. I love giving props to the "council elders" for what they've done for skateboarding, but it seems like hes doing the "hey guys, im still here....LOOK AT ME GODDAMNIT!!!!" thing. I loved label kills, and ive watched the old powell videos and new deal, shits good. But what i dont like is everytime he jumps companies its "[brand name here] really stands behind what i believe in, and what im trying to do." Til you get kicked off/ quit and cover up that tattoo.



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Re: mike vallely appreciation thread
« Reply #66 on: December 23, 2010, 05:42:54 PM »
Maybe this should be titled the Mike Vallely depreciation thread.  Wa Ca Wa Ca.

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Re: mike vallely appreciation thread
« Reply #67 on: December 31, 2010, 12:34:56 PM »
yeah bro. by making this you blew it so hard like ebony porn....hmmmmmm

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Re: mike vallely appreciation thread
« Reply #68 on: December 31, 2010, 12:37:12 PM »
Fuck him, never should of left Powell in the first place.
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