- Dimensions: 8" x 32.125"
- Wheelbase: 14.375"
- Concave: K-12 - Deep with Double Kick
- Trucks: Mini Logo
- Wheels: Powell Peralta 53mm, 101A SHR
- Bearings: Mini Logo Skate Rated
- Graphic: McGill Snake & Skull
- 7-Ply Birch
The Vato Rat was created by artist Craig Stecyk. Coming from the Santa Monica Dogtown "Z-Boy" surf-skate scene of the 1970's, 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.
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.
This Powell Peralta complete skateboard assembly is ready to roll out of the box. Perfect for the beginner, yet offers durable, quality components that even an accomplished skater would love.