This blows my mind every time.

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Mark Wilson, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings

    The guy's unreal.
    My utmost respect for skateboarders who can pull it off like Rodney Mullen.
  2. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    i'm going to go ahead and leave this here:

  3. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress Guest

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    42 years old, skateboard pro, makes God only knows how much money, was voted as the all-time greatest action sports athlete, has four different sponsors, and still can't pull his pants up.
  4. Punks need to stop their shenanigans and get off my lawn!

    :D I LOL'ed.
  5. Happynoj


    Dec 5, 2006
    I like turtles.
    He is amazing. I can't skate in real life, but the Darkslide has always been my favourite trick in the Tony Hawk's games.
  6. fenderphil


    Sep 1, 2006
    Houston, TX
    i remember he switched from the acrobatic skating to the street style... he used to have a signature board that was all flat and skinny. freestyle i think they called it..
  7. for the record, i do not skate. i enjoy watching others skate, and im glad to film or take pictures. rodney mullen is ridiculously talented, and i must say, i secretly hate him. he does amazing things and makes them look effortless. he makes more money than i ever will. overall, he just makes me feel bad about myself every time i see one of his videos.
  8. You see, I grew up playing Tony Hawk Pro Skater. I had absolutely no interest in skateboard nor knowledge of it before this game and I had never seen an actual person skateboard when I started playing it... What I'm trying to say is that after that, there is no way real life can live up to what I had imagined this sport to be after being immersed in a video game "simulation" (I use the term very loosely) for years. I never had a "skateboarding phase" like a lot of kids do, I had a "skateboarding game phase" and knew nothing about the actual sport, lol. Then I started watch bits of ESPN and FuelTV and I think thats what killed any possible interest in actually getting to know what goes behind making that board and 4 wheels look so amazing. I wondered "where are the hour long grinds? where are the endless combos? where is the score multiplier accelerating towards infinity?" It just didn't satisfy the 'extreme' portion of extreme sports that I had come to expect thanks to a game.

    That said I think Rodney Mullen is to that plank of obviously God-inbuded wood and wheels made of magic what Victor Wooten is to 4 strings and wood probably cut from the same tree as said board. The guy is amazing and probably the only skateboarder I can truly enjoy watching even after THPS ;p
  9. KeithBMI

    KeithBMI Guest

    Do you ever get off the computer, Mark? :confused: ;)
  10. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    Dude, Mark IS a computer... judging by the amount of FAILs he's produced, it's obvious he's running Windows ME.
  11. FL Knifemaker

    FL Knifemaker Guest

    Apr 9, 2006
    Lakeland, FL
    I've seen him perform live several times. He's truly amazing. Last year he was at Skate Park of Tampa, my son bought a deck and had him sign it. He didn't skate though, he was nursing a very sore foot :(
  12. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck Guest

    Sep 26, 2000
    Once upon a time I had a computer that ran Windows ME.

  13. Mullen is my favorite skateboarder of all time. Mad respect for a guy that can do half of that stuff, much less as flawlessly as he does. Anyone that can kick-flip onto a picnic table, manual across, three flip into a nose manual onto the next table, front foot impossible into a rusty slid onto the next table and pressure flip off deserves everything he can get.

    Also, I can into this thread intending to post a fail picture, but Mullen is just pure win.

  14. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    so did i... i'm still seeing the shrink for it.
  15. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    This video should be accompanied by one of Mullen-contemporary Natas Kaupas:

    Kaupas was one of my skate heroes when I was a kid and he was the Rodney Mullen of street skating before Rodney Mullen was the Rodney Mullen of street skating.

  16. Isn't he the one that killed his girlfriend?

  17. Yeah, that's from a skate video called "Opinion" put out by Globe.

    I was a HUGE Mullen fan when I was into skating. Had his shoes and everything, hehe.
  18. and you forgot that he founded and he's the principal owner of Tensor trucks, some of the most popular trucks ever made.:hyper:
  19. L-A


    Jul 17, 2008
    Pretty much my favorite skater too.
  20. His old globe shoes with the little bubble under the heal were the best shoes ever made for skateboarding. Actually, he is wearing the shoes that I am talking about in the video that Mark posted. I cannot for the life of me understand why there isn't a single shoe manufacture out there that can make a shoe as good as those. The toe lasted forever, the laces were hidden and they were so comfortable. No one makes a shoe with lace protection anymore and it sucks because I can go through a lace in an afternoon.