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Vallely Samurai Determination: Explained

Vallely Samurai Determination w/ Art By Yusuke Tsuge.

9 x 32.5/8
Wheelbase: 14 1/2 
Nose: 7 1/8
Tail: 6 7/8

On Yellow Veneer w/ Front Wheel Wells.

Top Graphic:

The last one standing .

Artist Yusuke Tsuge:

This art expresses the story of a True Man.
The story is: His history of Fighting for the Future of Skateboarding.
Since he was just a kid, he kept fighting against the “Big” alone.
He never complied.
He stayed true to himself.
Even if everyone became his enemy.
He didn’t back away.

It was a long and difficult way.
No, it was never easy.
Many times he lost and fell down.
But he Stood Up again and again.
Like the sun sets and rises again.
With Determination.

Always and Forever. 
With Determination.

He is The Last Samurai.

Mike Vallely:

I first met Japanese Artist Yusuke Tsuge at the Shin-Yokohama Skatepark while on the Street Plant Japan Tour 2015. 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. Thank you my Far East friend, Arigato!

Kristian, Yusuke and Mike in Zushi, 2016.

Kristian, Yusuke and Mike in Zushi, 2016.


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

Vallely Samurai Determination
$60.00
9 x 32.5/8:
Vallely Samurai Determination with Art by Yusuke Tsuge.
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