In 1986 jump ramps were all the rage. Easy to build, portable and fun to launch off of. Unfortunately, decks were snapping left, right and centre. Powell-Peralta deck returns were so high the company started trying different ways to make boards stronger and more resistant.
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 and they were produced between 1987 and 1988.