Rodney Mullen talks ollies (TEDx TALKS)

Rodney Mullen: Pop an ollie and innovate! And in his own words: “Context creates content.” Our interpretation is that skateboarding itself is art. Skateboarding inspires to make art, may that be skart, video’s, music, photos or something else. But the act of skateboarding has evolved from merely doing a trick to looking for ideal urban surroundings  to add your own form of art: a trick.

The last thing Rodney Mullen, the godfather of street skating, wanted were competitive victories. In this exuberant talk he shares his love of the open skateboarding community and how the unique environments it plays in drive the creation of new tricks — fostering prolific ingenuity purely for passion’s sake. (Filmed at TEDxUSC.)

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