There are names that history will remember for making the Ollie longer or reaching 150km /h with its board, but one day others will come and jump further or go faster; While being the inventor of something can not be surpassed, you will always remember the name Rodney Mullen, a legend in skateboarding.

  1. His full name is John Rodney Mullen.
  2. He was born on August 17, 1966 in Gainesville, Florida.
  3. He is known as the godfather, the inventor, the pioneer of modern street skateboarding and is one of the most influential skateboarders in history.
  4. With phrases like this, how one could not mark an era?”I get up in the morning, many times I can not even sleep because I want to try new things.”
  5. His father – not to mention – gave him the first skateboard in 1977, when he was just 10, he would not stop skateboarding until get injured.
  6. In 1977 he participated in an event and placed third position.
  7. In the next 3 years he participated in 35 events and won 34 .
  8. In 1980, after winning the Oasis Pro in San Diego (California), he began his career as a professional in the skateboarding.
  9. He Invent more than 30 tricks  like Ollie in flat, Kickflip , Heelflip, 360 Flip, and many more.
  10. Your talk TED Talk about skateboarding and creativity is a must like the top of a pine.
  11. In 2002 he was chosen as Skater Of The Year by readers of Trans world and founded Almost Skateboard company
  12. He has obviously appeared in several of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater video games .
  13. He has appeared in more than 20 skateboarding videos (from Powell Peralta, Plan B, etc).
  14. A YouTube video called “Best of Rodney Mullen”  has more than 22 million views.
  15. Madrid’s  Kilian Martin is considered his heir style , although there is a wide range of people who have followed his style, such as Toni Medina or Freestyle Marco , among many others.
  16.  If you want to know more about him, read his book autobiography (with Sean Mortimer)  which he wrote in 2003 which name is-The Mutt: How to Skateboard and Not Kill Yourself .
  17. Nowadays he is still dedicated to skateboarding and you can follow all his news on his website , Facebook page and Instagram.