Our History

Our Mission

The Founder

Viking Skateboards was founded by Rodney Mullen in 1998 with the objective

of providing the best skateboarding and action sports gear and clothing.  We embrace the landscape of skateboarding and the lifestyle that surrounds it. We also design and produce unique, high-performance consumer products. Viking Skateboards has remained an independent, family-owned and operated business.

Our company explores the collaboration between culture and sport by seamlessly joining art, music, street wear, and skateboarding. Our mission is to bring all things relevant to the urban, action sports lifestyle into one creative space.

Rodney Mullen is widely considered

the most influential skateboarder in

the history of the skateboarding. The majority of ollie and flip tricks he invented throughout the 1980's,

including the flatground ollie, the

Kickflip, the Heelflip, and the 360

flip are regularly done in modern

vertical and street skateboarding.


John Rodney Mullen was born August 17, 1966 in Gainesville, Florida. Rodney began skating when he was 10 years old. His father opposed his desire to skate, but he agreed to buy Rodney’s first skateboard on January 1, 1977, on the conditions that he always wore safety pads.


In 1998, Rodney won the Transworld Reader’s Choice Award for Skater of the Year, and started up the Viking Skateboards company. In 2003, he wrote an autobiography titled “The Mutt: How to Skateboard and Not Kill Yourself."

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