• My Info

    Name:Rodney Mullen
    Lives In:Redondo Beach, California
    United States
    Hometown:Gainesville, Florida
    United States
    Birthday:August 17, 1966
  • My Sports


  • About

    How many tricks have you invented in your life? Oh, you did invent one? That's cool. Not as cool as about 30. Rodney Mullen did that. He is also an engineer. He studied biomedical engineering at the University of Florida for four years. He had a quite confusing history with companies, riding for and owning. So here's the story...

    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 high profile pros of that time. Throughout this period Mullen was learning from his idol Mike Ternasky, the Plan B founder, to adapt his freestyle skating form. 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.

    In 1995, Mullen started the A-Team. 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 2003 Rodney wrote and released his autobiography, entitled "The Mutt: How to skateboard and not kill yourself". 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 while simultaneously lowering the price on existing skate-deck products.

    A bit underrated, considering the general public doesn't know about him even though he pretty much invented all of the street tricks we commonly see today...
  • My Videos

    Rodney Mullen has been tagged in 24 videos on GrindTV.

  • My Photos

    Rodney Mullen has been tagged in 2 photos on GrindTV.


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    rocket supernova

    Posted by rocket supernova July 19, 2012 09:18am PDTReply | Report Abuse

    rodney mullen you are the best skatboarder on earth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE TEACH ME YOUR WAYS O GREAT MASTER!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Posted by roastedtucknee December 30, 2011 09:28am PSTReply | Report Abuse

    you are the most tech skater ever!!!!

    my last name is mullen!

    deiby graciano

    Posted by deiby graciano May 18, 2011 03:13pm PDTReply | Report Abuse

    rodney is the best.


    Posted by chute22 May 13, 2011 12:40pm PDTReply | Report Abuse

    you are the best!!!

    jeremy dills

    Posted by jeremy dills January 28, 2011 06:35am PSTReply | Report Abuse

    the funny thing is i always played as you in the tony hawks pro skaters but i didnt know who you were then come to find out your the best skater ever

    jeremy dills

    Posted by jeremy dills January 28, 2011 06:29am PSTReply | Report Abuse

    i seen your first darkslide video on plan b virtual reality,i laughed at the crazy mexican guy in the background dancing


    Posted by bikefreak October 21, 2010 12:37pm PDTReply | Report Abuse

    Saw you 2 years ago! Absolutely amazing! Video please... :)


    Posted by sulmaanaslam August 8, 2010 05:18am PDTReply | Report Abuse


    ricquan 14

    Posted by ricquan 14 July 26, 2010 11:34am PDTReply | Report Abuse

    your to good to be on camera ur style is so amazing an different thats why i like u man so help meh be likenu

    andi petra suherdi

    Posted by andi petra suherdi July 3, 2010 04:43am PDTReply | Report Abuse

    can you give us some vidio of your trick???

    kinahara akira

    Posted by kinahara akira May 1, 2010 04:38pm PDTReply | Report Abuse

    rodney the best 4-ever..!!


    Posted by krownboards97 April 17, 2010 04:32pm PDTReply | Report Abuse

    Rodneys the best

    skater eric

    Posted by skater eric December 27, 2009 07:56pm PSTReply | Report Abuse

    you are the best skater ever, no matter what everybody else says. if only i could have the commitment like you... nice book by the way


    Posted by catsrule December 16, 2009 05:46pm PSTReply | Report Abuse

    dude you the king of skating i swear you my favorite skaters and dark slide board slide are sweet


    Posted by nahowe December 15, 2009 10:50am PSTReply | Report Abuse

    You are the inspiration and that guy behind the curtain running the skate show. If it weren't for you, we wouldn't know skateboarding as it is today. You should really be on the skate. EA series. Keep it up Rod.


    Posted by carmen7532 November 8, 2009 11:44am PSTReply | Report Abuse

    yo mullen you are the craziest skater i have ever seen i have been making up or finding out ways to do a lot tricks you should try this one trick a frontside 180 heelflashback i am so close to doing this trick.


    Posted by butcrowd October 26, 2009 06:30pm PDTReply | Report Abuse

    is he real rodney or it is just fake how to know if it is fake


    Posted by dip October 20, 2009 03:55pm PDTReply | Report Abuse

    i think u r the best at ground tricks i think its cool that u could do all tricks.


    Reply by breharmon December 20, 2010 08:35am PSTReport Abuse

    hes just the best period man


    Posted by dubumgogle1 September 25, 2009 04:14pm PDTReply | Report Abuse

    man rodney u da best u and dawon r awsome

    louis habicher

    Posted by louis habicher August 23, 2009 07:54pm PDTReply | Report Abuse

    it's really amazing what you can do with a skateboard.

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