Rick Howard Skunk - Reissue Batch #2 - SOLD OUT

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Long overdue, here is a small batch of reissues of the ultra classic Rick Howard skunk model, this time we went full dip!  Oh, they've got modern holes this time so you can set up with whatever trucks you want.  

Every week or two in the Roseville shop we’d all gather around the TV and watch the latest batch of “sponsor me” videos....usually with no luck finding a good one.  The great exception came in 1988 when we popped in Rick Howard’s VHS tape, a young kid from Vancouver Canada who said he was stoked on Blockhead and in fact was riding Blockhead boards throughout the video.  

Thump Thump, Thump Thump...the professionally edited video counted down with a heartbeat sound, then BAM!  A nonstop barrage of some of the best street skating we had ever seen!   Needless to say, I was on the phone immediately with Rick and the rest is history.  

After video parts in Splendid Eye Torture and then Adventures in Cheese, it was decided that Rick was ready for a model.   With some road trip inspiration from a skunk on the side of a Dick Simon Trucking Company big rig (and perhaps some stinky feet), Ron Lemen inked the iconic skunk graphic with some Pepe Le Pew influence and also included cues from Rick’s love of Root Beer and his baggy brown corduroy pants.   -Dave B


  • Deck Colors: white dip, yellow dip, blue dip
  • Total quantity made: 71
  • Art by Ron Lemen
  • Bottom: 4 color screen printed graphics by Damon MIlls
  • Top: 2 color screenprint
  • Dimensions: 9.625 x 32.125”, 6.875” T, 14.375” WB/ 6.75” N. or 15.125” WB/ 6” N.
  • Double drilled for choice of wheelbase/nose length.
  • Modern hole pattern
  • Construction: 7-ply maple
  • Pressed by Watson Laminates, San Diego CA
  • Finished by G&S, San Diego CA
  • Original release date 1991, Reissue date 2024skate