Powell Peralta Deck - Vato Rat Leaves
"About the Vato Rat Bones Artwork:
The Vato Rat was created by artist Craig Stecyk. Coming from the Santa Monica Dogtown "Z-Boy" surf-skate scene of the 1970s, Stecyk was surrounded by Hispanic gang culture and graffiti. At the time he was airbrushing a lot of Zephyr surfboards and blended that influence into his work. The Vato Rat was one of the many symbols he used to decorate surfboards and generally mark territory at local surf spots. In 1983 Stacy Peralta decided to bring the Vato Rat back as a Powell-Peralta graphic. They called it "Rat Bones" and it was used in advertising, on decks, stickers, and T-shirts.
Originally Released: 1983
Artwork by: Craig Stecyk
Powell-Peralta skateboards are made from strong, light, hard yellow birch, fused together with water-resistant glue in proprietary Powell-Peralta AirLam™ presses. This ensures maximum stiffness, strength, pop, and durability.
- Lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects
Deck Shape 191 Deck Concave K16 Deck Wheelbase 12.25" Deck Length 28.65" Deck Width 7.5" Deck Nose 6.2" Deck Tail 6"