The first time that I saw Miles Silvas skate was in some footage from a trip he was on in China with LRG, when he was super young. He did a nollie backside 180 switch fifty, switch backside 180 out in a line going really fast, and I thought that it was a really unique trick, and he made it look super good. It really caught my eye and I’ve been a fan of his ever since. I don’t know how to explain why I like Miles’ skating so much, it’s a little bit of je ne sais quoi – not necessarily a thing I can put in to words, it’s more of a feeling. Miles can skate everything and that’s not an accident, you can see he grew up being a student of the game, and he became absorbed in skating so deeply that it’s now part of his DNA, he’s downloaded the complete software and does it all with style, pop and great trick selection. I think that the butterfly is the perfect creature for him – he’s so graceful to watch skating, and I also like that a butterfly’s wings are identical on each side and Miles is such a well-balanced skater when it comes to switch and regular. It feels so right having him on the team, like it was always meant to be, and what makes me even more hyped having him on the squad is that he’s Mexican. It’s truly a huge pleasure to welcome Miles to Primitive! – Paul Rodriguez
Miles’ Butterfly Spirit Animal board will be available in Aussie Skateshops soon!