Inspiration Fridays – Rodney Mullen

I used to be obsessed with skateboarding back in my middle school and highschool days. I had quit after highschool and never thought I would be back into it, but early this year I picked it back up and now loving it more than ever. Its a great stress reliever and it gets my creative juices flowing.

I wanted to share a piece of history with legendary skater Rodney Mullen from South Bay Los Angeles. I chose to feature him since he is considered one of the most important and influential skaters in skateboarding’s history. Rodney Mullen was primarily known for his freestyle tricks, but later on he had a huge impact on street skating. Creating street skating foundations like the flat ground ollie, kick flip, heel flip, 360 flip, and many more, he took skateboarding to a new level.

“Do what you love and try not to look at what other people occupy themselves with. Most people seem restless and bounce around too much to focus or even pay attention enough to themselves to figure out exactly what they really do love, as opposed to what the people that surround them are doing.”
Rodney Mullen

Skateboarding was once looked at as just a fad in the 70′s-80′s but since the 90′s it has become a prime extreme sport, and I hope it continues to grow and inspire the next generation to continue.

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Soh Tanaka
My name is Soh Tanaka and I am a Los Angeles based designer/front-end developer specializing in CSS driven web design with an emphasis on usability and search engine optimization. I also run a CSS Gallery which is updated daily with the best CSS websites from around the world. Come check it out!

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