Rodney's Open Road
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Los Angeles, CA
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biomedical engineering, fame, humble, isolation, peace, skateboarding, winning
Rodney Mullen grew up in a small town with a strict father who didn't like the idea of his son taking up skateboarding. Despite that, Rodney convinced his dad to allow him to skate throughout his childhood. Rodney went on to study biomedical engineering at the University of Florida but found that his love for skating was overwhelming. He started skating professionally in 1979, and is credited with being one of the most innovative skaters in the world. He won dozens of contests, and invented pretty much every new trick in the past 20+ years, including the kickflip and heelflip.