Rodney Mullen - The Godfather of Street Skateboarding

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Rodney Mullen on TED Talks - Pop an ollie and innovate!

Rodney Mullen is widely considered the most influential street skater in the history of the sport, being credited for inventing numerous tricks, including the flatground ollie, kickflip, heelflip, impossible, and others. As a result, he has been called the "Godfather of Street Skateboarding."

Just so you know what this man has done for skateboarding. Here's a list of tricks invented by Rodney Mullen. 

  • Godzilla Rail Flip (1979)
  • 540 Shove-It (1979)
  • 50/50 Saran Wrap (1979)
  • 50/50 Casper (1980)
  • Helipop (1980)
  • Gazelle Flip (1981)
  • No-Handed 50/50 (1981)
  • No-Handed 50/50 Kickflip (1981)
  • Kickflip (1982)
  • 540 Double Kickflip (1982)
  • Heelflip (1982)
  • Double Heelflip (1982)
  • Impossible (1982)
  • Sidewinder (1983)
  • 360 Flip (1983)
  • Switch 360 Flip (1983)
  • 360 Pressure Flip (1983)
  • Casper 360 Flip (1983)
  • Half-Cab Kickflip (1983)
  • 50/50 Sidewinder (1983)
  • One-Footed Ollie (1984)
  • Backside Flip (Backside 180 Kickflip) (1984)
  • Ollie Nosebone (1986)
  • Ollie Finger Flip (1986)
  • Ollie Airwalk (1986)
  • Frontside Heelflip Shove-It (1988)
  • Switchstance 360 Flip (1990)
  • Helipop Heelflip (1990)
  • Kickflip Underflip (1992)
  • Half-cab kickflip Underflip (1992)
  • Casper Slide (1992)
  • Half Flip Darkslide (1992)
  • Handstand Flips (1992)
  • Primo Grinds and Slides (1992)

Rodney Mullen

The list is not even complete and Rodney is still skateboarding and reinventing himself today. Thank you, Rodney Mullen!

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