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Jett Dragon: Explained

Joey Jett Dragon Signature Pro Model w/ Art by Yusuke Tsuge.

The Joey Jett Dragon Signature Pro Model from Street Plant is a Moderately Shaped Board Engineered For The Streets By Joey Jett and Professor Paul Schmitt to Perform like a popsicle stick shaped Board.

When you Skate with the Finesse, Power and Style that Joey does, Performance Matters. But just as important to Joey and to Street Plant, is the Individual Touch that Truly Personalizes a Pro Model Skateboard. So, we worked closely with Joey and The Professor to Customize Joey’s Shape with the perfect blend of Flavor and Function for Fun. We then gave Japanese Artist, The Spirited Yusuke Tsuge the nod to Create the Art for Joey’s first ever Signature Pro Model Board: The Jett Dragon.

8 1/4 x 32 5/8
Wheelbase: 14 1/4
Nose: 7 1/4
Tail: 7

Black Veneers.

Top Graphic:

There is nowhere he can’t Skate.

Artist Yusuke Tsuge:

His Energy is Strong and Endless.
Like a Waterfall that doesn’t stop.


While Skating, his eyes change, and he turns into a Dragon.
This is his True Form.


Coming from a Fountain of Power.
He soars into the sky.

This is the Jett Dragon.
 
Mike Vallely:

I first met Japanese Artist Yusuke Tsuge at the Shin-Yokohama Skatepark while on the 2015 Street Plant Japan Tour. On the night that we met, Yusuke gifted me a drawing of a Samurai. As it went from his hands into mine, there was a great exchange of energy and I was sincerely moved by the gesture and by his very kind and strong words. Since our first visit, Yusuke and I have remained in constant contact and he has continued to send me new drawings. We met again on the 2016 Street Plant Japan Tour in Zushi, where I also met his Beautiful Family and they became Family to me.

Yusuke’s Art is always accompanied by very sincere words that go straight to the heart. His emails land heavy and profoundly in my inbox. There is a poetry to what he says and how he says it bringing light and energy into my life. This is a connection that I greatly value and so it is with great honor that we feature Yusuke’s art on Street Plant Boards.

I first met Joey Jett when he was 7 years old. I was attending a Skate Event at the Franklin Mills Mall in Philadelphia, PA and Joey was Skating in the event. The organizers asked me to be a guest judge for the event but I told them, as I’ve told all contest organizers, I don’t judge Skateboarding. But I did compromise and I agreed to pick out an “MVP” of the day. Someone who I felt best captured the Spirit of the Skateboarding that I Loved and Valued. That Skater was Joey Jett.

Joey stood out. Beyond his signature Rodeo Flip, there was a Deeper Quality to his Skating, an Energy that he had, that even at 7 years old, really spoke to me. Watching Joey Skate was the highlight of that day for me. I remember telling him that he had something Very Special, and that if he kept Skating, he’d really develop into a Great Skater.

I always remembered Joey because he had mailed me an autographed picture of us together signed: To Mike V — Thanks for being my friend. Love — Joey Jett. The picture has been in a scrapbook of mine ever since. Every now and then I’d come across it and wonder whatever happened to that rad kid I met that day. Then in June of of last year I received an email from Joey asking — Remember Me? Of course I did. He asked me if I’d watch a new video of his Skating. I told him I was so happy to hear from him and that I’d love to see the footage.

From there we met up in Delaware in July of 2016, on the Open Hearted East Coast Tour 2016 and Joey joined us on the rest of the trip, and he has been riding with us since. He has Grown so much in this last year, his Skating has continued to Evolve Creatively and Technically and watching him ride Always brings a Big Smile to my face.

When I first started talking to Joey about doing a Signature Pro Model Board for him, he expressed that he wanted Yusuke to be the Artist to create his First Ever Graphic. I was truly moved by this and so was Yusuke. Yusuke and Joey met on the Open Hearted Texas Tour 2017 and they hit it off famously (of course they did).

Meeting and Working with both of these Artists has been a True Joy in my Life and in the Unfolding of Street Plant. And so, it is a Great Honor to present the Joey Jett Dragon Signature Pro Model Board with Art By Yusuke Tsuge.

About Our Boards:

All of our Street Plant Boards are shaped and designed exclusively for Street Plant with Professor Paul Schmitt. His hands touch every design and his passion for Skateboarding is in the DNA of every board we produce.

Paul

Once the boards have been produced, they arrive in Garageland where Mike Vallely personally inscribes each board with the word LOVE on the top of the board between the back truck bolt holes.

Love

We believe that what is made with, and that which passes through our hands, is a direct extension of our hearts. We are NOT interested in the mass-identity of skateboarding nor in the supply and demand culture of the mass-marketing of skateboards. To us, skateboards aren’t some soulless product you buy at the mall. They aren’t just some means to an end. They are an end in themselves. They are alive and they have spirit.

Hands

ENGINEERED FOR THE STREETS | SINCE 1984 | NEVER COMPLY

Street Plant is a 100% independently owned and operated family business.
We exist to support, service, inspire and empower our customers – Skateboarders – The freest, most unique and creative people on the planet – By making the highest quality skateboards and skateboard accessories.

— The Vallely Family

Jett Dragon
$55.00
8 1/4 x 32 5/8:
Jett Dragon Board with Art by Yusuke Tsuge.
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