If you are using Internet Explorer 6, you may not have the best Bebo experience. Please consider upgrading.
Rodney Mullen Fan Club
- Me, Myself, and I
- Well rodney mullen is pretty much one of the best street skaters there ever was...rodney mullen IS street skating....without him it would be nothing...he has invented nearly ever fliptrick there is!
anyway he kicks ass and thats all there is to it
Skate And Destroy!
 Early career - the 1970s and 1980s
Although his father was opposed to the idea of his son skateboarding as he considered it a dangerous activity, Rodney Mullen began skateboarding on January 1, 1977 when he received his first board, at the age of 10. After nine months, Mullen gained the sponsorship of Inland Surf Shop, and placed first in the first contest he entered at Kona in Jacksonville, FL, in the Boy's Freestyle event. Immediately he was noticed by Bruce Walker, and became sponsored by Walker Skateboards.
Over the next three years he went on to take nearly 30 victories, which had been achieved mostly in Florida, culminated in a win at the Oceanside Nationals in June, 1979. Coached by Barry Zaritsky, Mullen endured a radical training regime, which led to the defeat of world champion Steve Rocco at the Oasis Pro in 1980. He turned professional with legendary skate company Powell Peralta and was a member of the Bones Brigade.
In 1988, Mullen left the University of Florida, where he had been studying Biomedical Engineering for four years.
In early 1989, Mullen left Powell Peralta and became a partner in World Industries with Steve Rocco, as well as maintaining his professional status as a rider for the company. By the end of the freestyle competition era in 1990, Rodney had won 34 of 35 freestyle competitions he’d entered over the previous 10 years. This is the most successful run in skateboard competition history.
 Later career - the 1990s to present day
His tenure at World Industries marked the beginning of a shift in his skating career from freestyle to street skating. He left the World Industries team to join Plan B, a super team made up of some of the highest profile pros of that time. Throughout this period Mullen was urged by Plan B founder, Mike Ternasky, to adapt his freestyle skating to street. This approach was first seen in the 1992 Plan B video Questionable, and ushered in a new era of street skating that took freestyle tricks which were traditionally done without rolling, or at slow speeds in a confined flat area, to a more varied terrain, often at speed and incorporating obstacles.
After the death of Ternasky in a car accident, Mullen started the A-Team in 1995. It was his take on forming a super team with the defection of Plan B from the World Industries empire. A-Team folded in 2000 and Mullen went from company founder to company rider under former A-Team rider Marc Johnson, who started Enjoi Skateboards. Mullen left Enjoi and headed Almost Skateboards along with Daewon Song, which he continues to maintain professional status. Mullen expanded his product development and created Tensor truck in 2000 and has also developed experimental and composite deck constructions for Dwindle brands.
In 2002 the World Industries companies, under the holding name Kubic Marketing, were bought out by Globe International for $46 million. Kubic's management remained intact and Mullen began working for Globe International under the Dwindle Distribution brand.
In late 2003, Rodney Mullen was voted as the all-time greatest action sports athlete on the Extreme Sports Channel's Legends of the Extreme countdown.
2004 saw the announcement by Dwindle that it has been producing skateboard decks in China under the direction of Mullen. A Dwindle spokesperson explained that the move was “to better control our current product quality and develop new advanced products. All this, while simultaneously lowering the price on existing skate-deck products.”
Mullen also penned an autobiography in 2004 with the help of Sean Mortimer, entitled The Mutt: How to Skateboard and Not Kill Yourself.
Mullen continues to skate street and the tricks he pioneered; like the Kickflip and the flat-ground Ollie, once considered technical and difficult, are now considered basic tricks. Rodney, however, continues to invent and adapt his own tricks such as underflip and darkslide
0 Comments 284 weeks
180 Kickflip11 Replies 284 weeks
50-50 Saran Wrap
360 pressure Flip
540 double kickflip
Backside 180 Flip
Casper 360 Flip
Darkslides (Adapted from Mark Gonzales' idea)
Godzilla Rail Flip
Helipops (360 Nollie)
Half-cab kickflip underflip
No Handed 50-50
One footed Ollie
close Video Box
Having AutoPlay on gives you the best media experience on Bebo. When you visit another user's profile, their Video Box will automatically start playing their current favorite video.
You can change your account settings at anytime here: account settings
- Rodney Mullen quiz 43 Taken