Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Rodney Mullen #3.
Probably couldn't get away with this one today.
The surprise of Questionable was that Rodney gave up on the freestyle board and took his tricks to the raw streets. This included doing crazy flip tricks off ledges and sliding on the bottom of his board. He even skated a handrail. It was in a way an evolution of his freestyle tricks to match the times with lots of late flips and under flips. Of course since it was Rodney, he was doing them in lines, which implied a degree of consistency that nearly everyone else lacked. After being pro for a number of years, it's also interesting that Rodney opted to reinvent himself rather than just fade away as a company owner.
In a move fitting of the times, Rodney cut down his Etnies.
Spike Jonze was behind the camera.
Transworld - June 1992 Volume 10 Number 6