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Drive - My Life in Skateboarding
Drive - My Life in Skateboarding
Actor: Mike Vallely
Director: Mark Jeremias
Genres: Sports, Documentary
NR     2003     0hr 55min

Mike Valley's three decade commitment to skateboarding gives him a unique perspective and insight into the sport's past, present and future. One of the hardest working pro skaters out there, Mike participates in contests a...  more »


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Actor: Mike Vallely
Director: Mark Jeremias
Genres: Sports, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Skateboarding, Biography
Studio: White Knuckle Xtreme
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 02/25/2003
Original Release Date: 01/01/2003
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 0hr 55min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Mike V! The one that runs through the graveyard!
A. Cardenas | 09/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie defines skating. By who else than Mike (the veteran) Vallely. Im sittin there watching this movie and watching Mike skating spots that aren't that great but im also remembering doing that for years and literally skating a mere bank or parking block for hours on end. Then coming home sweaty or frost bitten (Illinois) and watching skate vids and reading Thrasher or Transworld. I was just so caught up in it that I breathed skating. I must say I kind of lost that motivation somewhere down the line but ive always had a board in case of situations like this. I just got this dvd way late but I gotta say I could use the word "beautiful" to describe it.
The soundtrack, meshes with the skating, which in turn gives a total visual of the message Mikes getting across Which in turn, makes ME wanna go skate.
Positive, inspiring, and worth your time.
Matt M | IL United States | 02/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the greatest skateboarding related video I have ever seen (and I've seen a lot). Not so much for the skating that's in it (which is pretty great), but for the message in it. If you are a skater, were a skater, know a skater and you want to understand it better, get this. Now. No excuses. Mike Vallely is a true ambassador of good will for skateboarding, and this video proves it. If you're dissapointed by this video, then you don't love skateboarding. It was far better than I expected and presents a message that the entire skateboarding community needs to hear. And there is some pretty great skating to go along with it."
Drive is probably the heart of all skate videos.
Matthias Bedard | Good Ol'Carleton Place | 09/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Drive is probably the heart of all skate videos. It explains the true meaning of skateboarding in a way that anyone could understand.

Drive is the story of Mike Vallely, who in my opinion is the most original skaters on the scene today. He has his own style and his own values about skateboarding. Values that you don't usually hear in skate videos or see on TV. The parks that are hit up in the video aren't always the big mainstream ones you see in other videos. Mike rides just about everything from parking lots to random spots of pavement, yet somehow he manages to make everything look impressive. Every trick is executed with his unique style of street. His tricks are technical and old school at the same time. Some of the moves I've seen him do I can't even name.

When I first watched this video it really touched me. The way he was visiting fans and giving them his insights on the sport and actually skating the streets these kids skated on every day. Its not every day you see a professional athlete go out of his way and take time off of his career to see his fans and just make a video that makes as much sense as this. "Once you've been moved, once you've been inspired how can you not want to get out there and share it with the world." Near the end of the video Mike is sitting outside the house he grew and talks about why he's in the sport and why he loves it so much.

To sum things up this is a great buy. I only actually own 3 skate videos and this is by far the most valuable. Every time a watch it I just want to hit the streets with my board hard. If you are just getting into the skate scene or have been skating for a long time this video is a must have.
Amazing skating, great music, and a good guy
P.C. Thomas | Fort Myers, FL United States | 09/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Drive is not only a demonstration of the incredible skating skills of Mike Vallely but an introduction to him as a person. He is a true individual who isn't afraid to speak his mind and be his own person. He refuses to cater to any ideals outside his own. He also comes across as a genuinely nice guy who wants to help others and spread a positive message. He is the real deal and in this video he shows what skating is all about."