Last night, Primitive announced that Robert Neal is the brand’s newest pro. And, at 23 years old, he’s the brand’s youngest pro. Neal’s graceful style and enthusiastic attitude—big factors to consider when turning someone pro—are some of his more distinguishable traits. But the clips in his official “Primitive Pro” video, above, show that he is equally fearless and inventive. Robert Neal is the whole package.
The brand’s Instagram caption was a typically heartfelt note from head honcho “El Jefe” P-Rod:
“Back in February 2018 when we officially announced @robertneal_ to the #PrimitiveSkate team, Rob was already an OG at Primitive having been involved since the brand was less than a year old. We took him under our wing to help him evolve into what we thought he could become, but his evolution since then has exceeded our expectations, Rob’s style and trick selection is as unique as the man himself. I’m proud of everything that Rob has achieved so far in his life, and I’m really excited to see what he achieves in the future. I said before that when the people are demanding it, that’s when it’s time to make it official, so here it is: Robert Neal is officially Primitive Skate’s newest professional!”— @prod
Check out a few of Neal’s finest Berrics moments, below, and be sure to shop Primitive in The Canteen!