Rodney Mullen has seen it all. Besides inventing the entire platform of street skating as we know it, he’s lived through and witnessed every iteration thereof—from his days as a freestyle champ in the ’80s to modern day technical wizardry. And while he knows how to manipulate a plank of wood better than any other living being on the planet, he’s also got the uncanny ability to articulate what it means to be a skateboarder better than anyone else. In 2014 we sat Mullen down for a quick chat, and got his take on the essence of skateboarding for our own private TED Talk. Rodney, we love you—you truly are something special. Congratulations on 15 years of Almost!
Rodney Mullen’s limited edition, signed Almost decks will be available in The Canteen at 5PM PST.