The world-champion freestyle skateboarder and the man who brought the ollie - the trick upon which all skateboarding revolves - to street skating shares the history of skateboarding as he tells the dramatic story of his life.
Rodney Mullen was the world freestyle champion of the 1980s and the most admired and respected street skater of the 1990s; now he is a 36-year-old multi-millionaire skateboard company owner. He is a skateboarding legend who brought to street skating the ollie - the trick that revolutionised the sport by taking it from the ground to the air.
According to friend and fellow skateboarding icon Tony Hawk, "Every time you ollie, you should get on your knees and thank Rodney."
In the early 1980s, at the age of 13, Rodney took the freestyle skating world by storm. He won 35 world titles in less than five years. Today Rodney is more popular than ever. His video series 'Rodney Versus Daewon' is among the most popular skateboard videos ever produced. He won the 2002 Transworld Skateboarding reader's choice award for favourite street skater and is the most popular character on the top-selling 'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater' video games.
'The Mutt' chronicles the sometimes sad but ultimately triumphant story of the godfather of street skating.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 06 / 2004
- 153 x 234mm