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. The item "Powell Peralta Rat Bones Vato Rat 10 x 30 Spoon Nose Concave Reissued Deck" is in sale since Wednesday, January 6, 2021. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Outdoor Sports\Skateboarding & Longboarding\Skateboard Parts\Decks". The seller is "mhellman8888" and is located in Middle Village, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.