Paul Rodriguez recently sat down with ESPN's X Games to discuss the launch of Primitive Skateboarding, life after skating, acting, and more.
"Yeah. Basically, all my prayers were answered. As a young kid I would pray to God that he'd let me make it. Now that I'm on the other end of that, it's kind of surreal to me because as a young kid I never thought that far ahead. I just thought about getting my spot and trying to get put on [a team] and now I'm in a position where I'm a guy who can help build up next generation guys. It's a huge honor. I thank God for that opportunity."
"Since Primitive Skate’s inception, each Primitive pro’s first board has had a graphic that represents their spirit animal. Don Pendleton has been one of my favorite artists for as long as I can remember; his artwork has always been iconic and usually centered around the animal kingdom, so when we started talking about having a guest artist reinvent our animals, Don was the first person who came to mind. I’m excited to announce that initial idea has come to life in the form of the Pendleton Zoo”
- Paul Rodriguez
The Pendleton Zoo collection featuring decks, wheels, grip and apparel is available now.