Paul Rodriguez

P-Rod

WHO THE F*CK IS THIS GUY?

Paul Rodriguez is the real deal. With eight medals total earned at the X Games, four of them gold and all of them for street skating, P-Rod has made a name for himself as one of the most innovative and influential skaters in the new school.

After getting a skateboard as a Christmas present in his hometown of Tarzana, California, P-Rod was recruited by a local skateboard shop and landed his first sponsorship at age 14. He started showing up in skate videos and making a name for himself throughout the scene, rode with Girl and Plan B before moving on to launch his very own skate company — Primitive.

 

WHY YOU SHOULD CARE.

Well if Transworld Skateboarding naming him one of the 30 Most Influential Skaters of All Time list isn’t enough for you, we don’t know what to tell ya.