Paul Rodriguez with Switch 360 Flip down the 5 stair in BaySixty6, London.
When Paul Rodriguez left ‘Plan B’ in 2013, he began producing gold skateboards that were intentionally made to be sold once. However, in less than 5 minutes the entire batch were sold out. After some time, Paul realised that he would need help in case he decided to continue selling these boards. Finally, on April 10, 2014, the idea of creating a sister company to Paul Rodriguez’s already successful skate shop and clothing company, ‘Primitive’, would become a reality. Primitive Skateboards was born.
Paul Rodriguez with a Nollie Backside Crooked Grind, Nollie Heelflip Out on the small rail in BaySixty6, London.
With the team consisting of Paul Rodriguez, Nick Tucker and Carlos Ribeiro, ‘Primitive Skateboards’ would release their first promotional video featuring a heavy amount of footage from Paul Rodriguez, to which we can only assume he was saving for the prolonged ‘Plan B’ video and our first insight into the world of ‘Primitive Skateboards’’ AM’s.
Some time went by and soon enough it would seem that Primitive Skateboards were being sold in almost every single skate shop around the world, including ours! This immediate success and high demand quickly gave ‘Primitive Skateboards’ the lime light, finding themselves to be one of the most popular skateboarding brands of this generation.
In November 2014, after months of speculation and high demand from the company’s fan base, Nick Tucker was announced as Primitive Skateboards second PRO. This would eventually lead to him filming a video part as part of his introduction to the professional world of skateboarding and in March, 2015, Nick Tucker’s ‘Golden Hour’ video part would be released on ‘The Berrics’, blowing everybody’s mind.
As of recently, Primitive Skateboards have also added skateboarding legend Bastien Salabanzi to the professional ranks on their team. Having gone missing from skateboarding since the ‘Flip – Sorry’ days, the skateboarding world has welcomed Bastien back with open arms and to no surprise, long time fan of Bastien, Paul Rodriguez saw it fit to add him to the team.
Carlos Ribeiro with a Frontside Flip down the 5 stair in BaySixty6, London.
Since then Primitive Skateboards have been taking it easy with performing demo’s all over the world – Including BaySixty6, London – hosting competitions over social media and steadily filming for future projects we should expect to see later this year.