On Primitive

Wade DesArmo has a cult-like following in skateboarding. If you know, you know. He’s one of the most precise technical skaters there is. And his style is considered untouchable by the cream of the crop, Paul Rodriguez included. When Wade announced that he was parting ways with DGK after a 15-year run earlier this month, we knew something was in the works. In what can only be described as another P-Rod power move, Wade was officially introduced as Primitive’s newest pro this morning. Have look at the Instagram post and Paul’s statement about Wade below.

The first time I saw Wade DesArmo skate was his part in It’s Official when he skated to “Stomp” by Young Buck back in ’04. What caught my eye was the precise way the maneuvers were done. He did everything so crispy and picture perfect, but his posture was so casual. He’s the type of skater that when you watch him, you get really drawn into him and his style. And he’s been one of my favorites ever since that part. You know Wade has always been out there killing it, but he’s very picky on what he wants to put out there. So when his footage finally comes out, it’s always really exciting to see. Everyone anticipates his footage specifically because he’s so protective over what gets out. And I respect that. Whenever I have had the chance to skate with Wade, it’s always been a fun time and it always felt really natural to have him on the session. I think Wade is a perfect fit on Primitive and I would like to thank him for wanting to be on the team. We’re very proud and happy to have a skater of his caliber along with the rest of the crew, and we look forward to everything that he has in store. Welcome to the Primitive Skate team Wade! - Paul Rodriguez