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Powell Peralta

Powell Peralta Vato Rat Leaves 7.5 S Complete


- Powell Peralta 'One-Off' Birch Series
- Size: 7.5" x 28.65" (WB: 12.25")
- Nose: 6.2" / Tail: 6.0"
- Deck Shape: 191 / Concave: K16

- 7ply Hard Yellow Birch 'AirLam'™ Construction
- Mini Logo Trucks w/ Medium-Soft Bushings
- PP 53mm 90a Wheels
- Skate Rated™ Mini Logo Bearings
- Art by Craig Stecyk
- Black & Orange w/ 'Vato Rat Leaves' Design

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.

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.


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