UPDATE: P-Rod Welcomes Kyonouske Yamashita to Primitive

The Primitive team continues to grow with the addition of Kyonouske Yamashita. If you’re unfamiliar, you can get better acquainted with his skating here. Then, read the official announcement from P-Rod below.

UPDATE 08.19.21: Looks like the announcement comes with a welcome edit. We’ve embedded it up top.

The first time that I skated with Kyonouske Yamashita was at the Fire Lab rail when I was working on my What The P-rod part. He filmed a line with a big flip front board in a handful of tries, but even from that small amount I saw, I could already recognize a mature taste in his skating. Later on I got to watch him cruise the Primitive Park and get more of a sense of the tricks that he would do, and it struck me how much he has an old soul to his skating. I don’t know who mentored him or who his OG’s were that put him on to skating, but he skates as if he grew up watching the same people that I grew up watching. Although we’ve only known each other for a short time, he already fits in so naturally with the team that it feels like he’s been around way longer. It feels only right to make it official and welcome Kyonouske Yamashita to the Primitive Skate team!

Image Via Oliver Barton