Can Rodney Mullen Define Skateboarding?
When Rodney Mullen talks, we listen. It's always been that we and, whilst there's decency left in the world and breath to be drawn from our lungs, that's the way it should always be! The godfather of the modern approach; everyone knows the immeasurable influence he had on the inception of technical skateboarding but, just because he invented kickflips before your dad was born, it doesn't mean he's now too old to have a valid opinion.
Sitting down with Chase and Clayton Gabor's 'Storied Skateboarding,' as part of their 'Tony Hawk: The Perfect Storm' piece, Rodney initially tackles the relevance of his old Bones Brigade team mate before wading into existential reasoning and the correlation between our toy and the essence of the human experience itself. To paraphrase Danny Rojas "Skateboarding is life!"
At 45 minutes long, this very much verges into podcast territory but, because it's Rodders, the minutes fly by without registering. If you've got a long bus journey ahead, or just fancy imbibing the wisdom of one of our most important proponents, this is defo the link for you.