An open letter to Mr. Powell and Mr. Peralta;
I know that Powell Peralta & VCJ parted ways on bad terms, but man do we need him back. The new "Animal Chin", "Skull & Daggers", and other pro model designs just don't cut it. They look like some cheap generic things my parents would have bought me from Walmart when I was a kid... something I would have been embarrassed to ride in front of my friends. I realized the world has changed since then, but I believe that kids still want that cool factor that separates their decks from the crap sold at major retail chains.
I also understand that some of you like the new designs, so before you blast me, take a moment to think about it... There is a reason that over 20 years later, the old Powell Peralta boards are considered classics... that reason is VCJ. His designs were ICONIC, yet playful without being cheesy. Lets just face it... without VCJ, the Powell Peralta brand would have never been as strong.
So please listen George & Stacy... If you are going to bring back the Powell Peralta brand, do it right... bury the hatchet with VCJ and start creating future classics!
PS... It looks like a "heat transfer" was used on the latest Vallely deck. Please don't stop silk-screening the Re-issue decks... I know it's cheaper to use the transfers, but not only do screened decks look better, it makes each one a one-of-a-kind work of art.
A looong time loyal fan