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Powell Peralta Vato Rats Trees Complete Skateboard - Black 7.5"
Powell Peralta Vato Rats Trees Complete Skateboard
- Width: 7.5"
- Length: 28.65"
- Wheelbase: 12.25"
- Wheels: 53mm 90a fast, durable, hot cast, polyurethane wheels that roll, slide and grip great.
- Trucks: High quality aluminum baseplate and hangar. Hardened steel kingpin and axle. Soft bushings to ease in turning. Slimmed baseplate = less weight.
- Bearings: Mini Logo Skate Rated bearings. High speed nylon ball retainer for greater strength and speed. Single, non-contact, removable rubber shield for easy cleaning and less friction.
- 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 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.