Public Domain (1988) came at a time when Powell Peralta
was starting to loose some of its popularity. Then along came
Mike V.'s part, raw east coast style, that just made you want to
Immediately following this video I went to my nearest army
surplus picked up a pair of army pants, saved up my money
for a Vallely deck (elephant in the top ten of skate graphics),
and learned how to no comply. Oh yeah and ran through a few
As a kid I never really thought about the fact that he wore the
same gear throughout his video part, only later did we learn
that Stacy insisted they wear the same clothes to make it seem
like it was all filmed in a day, fooled me.
It was 1988 and Mike V. was the shit...let's examine the next
20 years over the next few posts....