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Tate Kokubo

Posted by Chris on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Fourteen-year-old Tate Kokubo is the epitome of what it means to have fun on your skateboard. Period.
His take on skateboarding reminds me of the days of old when kids had no agenda about getting sponsored, how many views their YouTube page has, or who is going to hook them up.
Hailing from Arlington, Massachusetts, Tate has been taking a unique approach to shredding before the age of 10.
He skates anything and everything around him, and he does it with a big smile on his face. At his young age, the sky is the limit , and he takes it all in stride. All he wants to do is skate, skate, skate and have a blast doing it.
Matix appreciates his take on skateboarding and for that reason he is a true Ambassador of the Matix brand out here in New England.
- Dave Ashley
Tate Kokubo from Arlington, MA
Sponsors: Matix Clothing, CONS, Red Alert Skateshop, Fancylad Skateboards

Yonnie Cruz

Posted by Chris on Monday, December 15, 2014

Yonnie turns Pro for Traffic! Congrats homie!
Yonnie Cruz from Tampa, FL
Sponsors: Lakai, Matix, Westside, Bones, Ace, Bottoms Up MFG

Chris Joslin

Posted by Chris on Tuesday, October 07, 2014

etnies welcomes Chris Joslin to the team!
Chris Joslin from Cerritos,, California
Sponsors: Plan B, Active, Etnies Footwear, Bones Wheels, Bones Swiss, Grizzly Grip, Venture, Arnette, Ethika, Rockstar

Alec Majerus

Posted by Chris on Thursday, July 17, 2014

Alec Majerus from Rochester, MN
Sponsors: 3rd Lair, Volcom, adidas, Flip Skateboards, Spitfire Wheels, Thunder Trucks

Alec Majerus

Posted by Chris on Thursday, June 26, 2014

Congratulations to Alec Majerus on turning pro for Flip!
Alec Majerus from Rochester, MN
Sponsors: 3rd Lair, Volcom, adidas, Flip Skateboards, Spitfire Wheels, Thunder Trucks

Nick Tucker

Posted by Chris on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Primitive Am Nick Tucker just keeps on filming! Here is a great piece on the Berrics.....BANGIN!
Nick Tucker from San Diego,, California
Sponsors: Primitive Skateboards, Diamond Supply Co., Nixon Watches, Grizzly Griptape, 9Five Eyewear, Bones Wheels, Andale Bearings, Remind, Mt Dew, Venture, Diamond Footwear, Diamond Supply

Grant Taylor

Posted by Chris on Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Grant's new part featuring the new SE collection from Nike SB.
Grant Taylor from Atlanta,, GA
Sponsors: Anti-Hero, Nike SB, Volcom, Independent, Stratosphere, Spitfire, Modus

Albert Nyberg

Posted by Chris on Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Albert's extra footage from etnies' AB&A.
Albert Nyberg from Linkoping, Sweden
Sponsors: Etnies, 7/9/13 Belts, One Off, Burn, Melowe

Jovantae Turner

Posted by Chris on Monday, April 28, 2014

Promo for the new JT&CO and DGK collab apparel line.

Trevor Colden

Posted by Chris on Friday, April 25, 2014

Trevor Colden went straight from killing it at Tampa Pro 2014 to releasing a brand spanking new part for Skate Mental.
Trevor Colden from Virginia Beach,, VA
Sponsors: Skate Mental, thunder trucks, Spitfire, Nike SB and apparel, MOB, Skullcandy, Bones Swiss Bearings, Active

Franky Villani

Posted by Chris on Friday, April 25, 2014

Here's an episode of Skateline, featuring Franky Villani's winning Best Trick at Damn Am Costa Mesa 2014.
Franky Villani from Santa Ana,, CA
Sponsors: Zero, Spitfire Wheels, Thunder, Leftover Hardware, Garage Skateshop, New Balance Numeric, MOB Grip, Sock Posse

Barney Page

Posted by Chris on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Barney came out of somewhere nobody’s heard of, Exeter England, and made a name by letting his skateboarding speak for him. His skateboarding in etnies “AB&A” was part of that, and etnies released the excess footage from it 5 days ago. Check it out...
Barney Page from ,
Sponsors: Enjoi,Etnies.

Paul Rodriguez

Posted by chris on Friday, April 11, 2014

“For more than 17 years, skateboarding has been my passion and my life. To create my own board brand and have a chance to be a part of skateboarding beyond just being a pro skater is a dream come true. So after nearly 10 months of silence, I’m excited and proud to announce the arrival of Primitive Skateboarding and introduce our amazingly talented team riders, Nick Tucker and Carlos Ribeiro. Thanks to all of you for the continued support and I hope you enjoy what’s to come!” - Paul Rodriguez

Paul Rodriguez from Los Angeles,, CA
Sponsors: Nike SB, Venture, Andale Bearings, Grizzly Grip, Primitive Skateboards, Nixon, Mountain Dew, Diamond, incase, Markisa Wallets, Target, Brigada, Villager

Aaron Homoki aka Jaws

Posted by Chris on Monday, March 31, 2014

Aaron Homoki aka Jaws from Phoenix, AZ
Sponsors: Asphalt Yacht Club, Birdhouse, Dekline, Bones Wheels, Indy, Glassy, Nef, Bro Style,, Footprint Insoles

Jamie Thomas

Posted by Chris on Thursday, March 27, 2014

Jamie Thomas from Dothan, AL
Sponsors: Fallen, Zero, Thunder, Insight, Bones Bearings, Mob Grip, Olloclip, Active

Auby Taylor

Posted by Chris on Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Auby Taylor from Dallas,, TX
Sponsors: Nike SB, Black Label, Index Skateboard Supply, Independent Trucks, Bones Wheels, Hombre Hardware

Matt Bennett

Posted by Chris on Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Matt Bennett from Corona, CA
Sponsors: Toy Machine, Dekline Shoes, Pig Wheels, Furnace, Ambiguous, Mob Grip, Silver Trucks, FKD Bearings

Tom Asta

Posted by Chris on Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tom Asta from Langhorne,, PA
Sponsors: Santa Cruz, éS, Ricta, MOB, Thunder, Incipio, Braven, Kershaw

Markus Jalaber

Posted by Chris on Monday, February 24, 2014

Markus Jalaber from Clearwater,, FL
Sponsors: Skatepark of Tampa, DGK (flow), DC (flow), Paradise Wheels, Pistol Grip

Tiago Lemos Soares

Posted by Chris on Thursday, February 20, 2014

Tiago Lemos Soares from Jaguariuna, Brazil
Sponsors: DC Shoes, Boulevard Skateboards, Indy, Active, Andale Bearings, Crupie Wheels, Click Carabiners

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