After placing 3rd overall in the Gold Cup Series and voted "Rookie of the Year" in 1980, Steve Caballero had proven he was ready for a pro signature model of his own. He was initially offered a simple propeller/skull nose-art graphic but rejected it. Steve submitted some sketches of his own for consideration, one of which was a crouching dragon, and that's the direction they pursued. Artist VCJ reworked the design a couple times before laying down the final ink. The deck was first released in December 1980 and the graphic was so well received it wasn't replaced until 1986.
Originally Released: 1980
Artwork by: Vernon Courtlandt Johnson
Deck Shape 112 Deck Concave K12 Deck Wheelbase 14" Deck Length 31.75" Deck Width 7.75" Deck Nose 6.875" Deck Tail 6.63" Wheel Core No Wheel Diameter 53mm Wheel Hardness 99a Wheel Formula SHR Super High Rebound Wheel Color Red Wheel Suggested Use Street Wheel Surface Treaded Truck Width No Truck Make Other