The first Street skater to repeat XG gold couldn't make the three-peat happen in 2006; he finished 7th. P-Rod is big business and felt criticism in the industry after earning the first Nike skateboarding sponsorship. He is well respected, however, for his technical mastery on a skateboard. The son of famous actor/comedian Paul Rodriguez, P-Rod straddles the line of core skater and Hollywood star. He produced his own skate video (The Forecast, 2005) and has acted in independent films.