My 2003 retirement plans were short lived. In June of 2003, Vallely Skateboards was out of business and in September of 2003, I was now riding for Element Skateboards and back out on the grind. This was one of the first demos I did in the “Element Era.” The Edison Skatepark Demos have always been very meaningful to me regardless of the board sponsor. Big thanks to Al Battagliotti and Mike Schwarz for always being there, having my back and making it happen through all the years.
— Mike V