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P-Rod's new board brand?

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One day before X Games Los Angeles, Paul Rodriguez announced that he was parting ways with longtime board sponsor Plan B Skateboards to start his own board brand. Rodriguez stated that he "wanted to take more ownership" of his career when the split was announced, and skated a blank deck at X Games L.A. In late November, Rodriguez announced via his website that he was selling 500 limited-edition, hand-signed and numbered Paul Rodriguez gold 8-inch decks. The boards sold out in six minutes. To date, no name for P-Rod's brand has been announced. And his Plan B video footage remains unseen.