Rodney Mullen

John Rodney Mullen (born August 17, 1966 in Gainesville, Florida), known simply as Rodney Mullen, is a professional skateboarder considered by many to be the most influential skater in the history of the sport. Mullen is credited with inventing at least 39 distinct skateboarding tricks, including the flatland ollie (originally called the ollie-pop”) the kickflip (originally called the “magic flip”) in 1983 the heelflip and the impossible. Mullen is credited in numerous skateboarding videos and has authored an autobiography. “