Mike Vallely | DRIVE: Roots (2008)

A clip from DRIVE Season Three: Episode 6 “Roots”

In this episode…
Mike Vallely visits his hometown of Edison, New Jersey meeting up with childhood friend Al Batagliotti at his skate shop Central Jersey Skate Shop. Al takes Mike to the backyard skate park of the Nolan family where they skate with a new generation of Edison kids. From there Mike heads over to meet up with his childhood mentor Rodney Smith, (SHUT Skateboards) who took Mike under his wing when he first started skating. They head to New York City to visit Rodney’s skate shop, Shut Skateboards, and go to the infamous Brooklyn Banks, Mike’s all-time favorite skate spot. Mike goes on to skate a demo at the public Edison skate park, and in front of a hometown crowd presents Rodney with a special gift.