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Happy Birthday To The Skateboarding’s Master Genius: Rodney Mullen

Rodney Mullen is skateboarding’s master genius, the godfather of street skating, the most technical wizard to ever ride a skateboard, the OG’est of OG’s. If you’ve ever watched or attempted any flip trick on a skateboard, you can go ahead and thank Rodney.

Rodney Mullen, skateboarding;s OG trick master. Photo: J. Grant Brittain

Need further proof? Go to Wikipedia … Mullen has been credited with inventing the following tricks (years included):

  • Godzilla rail flip (1979)[46]
  • 540 shuv-it (1979)[46]
  • 50/50 Saran wrap (1979)[46]
  • 50/50 Casper (1980)[46]
  • Helipop (1980)[46]
  • Flatground ollie (1981)[46]
  • Gazelle flip (1981)[46]
  • No-handed 50/50 (1981)[46]
  • No-handed 50/50 kickflip[3]
  • Kick flip (1982)[46]
  • 540 double kickflip[3]
  • Heel flip (1982)[46]
  • Double heelflip[3]
  • Impossible (1982)[46]
  • Caballerial impossible[3]
  • Sidewinder (1983)[46]
  • 360 flip (1983)[46]
  • Switch 360 flip[3]
  • 360 pressure flip (1983)[46]
  • Casper 360 flip (1983)[46]
  • Half-cab kick flip (1983)[46]
  • 50/50 sidewinder (1983)[46]
  • One-footed ollie (1984)[46]
  • Backside flip (Backside 180 Kickflip) (1984)[46]
  • Ollie nosebone (1986)[46]
  • Ollie finger flip (1986)[46]
  • Ollie Airwalk (1986)[46]
  • Frontside heel flip shove-it (1988)[46]
  • Switchstance 360 flip (1990)[46]
  • Helipop heel flip (1990)[46]
  • Kick flip under flip (1992)[46]
  • Half-cab kickflip underflip(1992)[3]
  • Casper slide (1992)[46]
  • Half flip darkslide[46]
  • Handstand flips[3]
  • Primo grind-Primo slides
  • Rusty slide[3]
Creating street skating in the 1980s. Photo: J. Grant Brittain

 

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