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POWELL PERALTA

Powell Peralta GeeGah Ripper Aqua Reissue Skateboard Deck 9.75"

Powell Peralta GeeGah Ripper Aqua Reissue Skateboard Deck 9.75"

Regular price $79.90 USD
Regular price $96.95 USD Sale price $79.90 USD
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Size
  • Deck width: 9.75"
  • Deck length: 30.0"
  • Deck nose: 3.75"
  • Deck tail: 6.875"
  • Deck wheelbase: 15.125"
  • Deck shape: 179
  • Deck concave: SP3
  • Long 4 - 2.5" old school truck hole pattern

In 1986 jump ramps were all the rage. Easy to build, portable and fun to launch off of. Unfortunately, decks were snapping left and right. Powell-Peralta deck returns were so high the company sought ways to make decks stronger and more resistant to jump breaks. One solution was Bonite construction. Another was the "Gee-Gaw" shape which had bumps to reinforce the break zone area. Why "Gee-Gaw?" Ask Chris Iverson. This shape was also used for the Ripper graphic. They were produced between 1987 and 1988.

About the Ripper Artwork:

Arguably the most iconic skateboard graphic of all time, "The Ripper" was illustrated in 1983 by legendary Powell-Peralta artist V.C. Johnson. Originally the graphic was used as a "Bones Sold Here" dealer window sticker. Next, the artwork found it's way onto t-shirts and eventually decks. The Ripper graphic has stood the test of time and has been a staple of the Powell-Peralta line for over 30 years.

Originally Released: 1979

Artwork by: Vernon Courtlandt Johnson

Powell-Peralta™ Re-Issue Construction

Powell-Peralta re-issue decks are close reproductions of their 1980’s counterparts, featuring the original Pro graphics and shape, top graphic logo and concave. They are manufactured in our Santa Barbara skateboard factory, which is still directed by a few of the same craftsmen that made them originally.

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