Some skaters view Mike Vallely as one of the last true old school skaters still influencing the industry today. Whether or not this is true, Mike V has been in the media’s eye since he was a teenager. Mike V was Powell-Peralta’s golden child and skated to prove everyone that this was true. Now Mike Vallely is still in the limelight doing his thing with his own iPhone App, website, blog and mag covers.

Get the full scoop by checking out Transworld Magazine’s in depth interview, Mike Vallely: A Taxonomical Guide.