Rodney Jones is known by the nicknames “Neck” and Rodneck” and has been skating for 20 years. He first started skateboarding when he was 11 years old. He only turned pro in 2002 as he was not affiliated with any skate teams for 10 years. That year, he finished fourth at the year-end Euro ranking of the WCS.
Jones’ skills cover street, tranny and vert skating and he is considered by many as a true professional. His passion for the sport is evidenced by the fact that he has been working tirelessly throughout his career to promote skateboarding and improve the quality of skate parks in the East Coast. He evaluates skate park facilities created by Skatewave, a company manufacturing modular skate park systems.
When he isn’t skating or involved in skateboarding-related responsibilities, Jones listens to music and plays basketball.
He is sponsored by:
Powell Skateboards Airwalk Lost Enterprises Dakine Randoms Positiv Skateboards
Rodney has competed in the following events:
2002 Gravity Games in Cleveland, Ohio, placing 3rd in the Street Session 2002 Gravity Games, 3rd place, Street category 2003 Slam City Jam in Vancouver, Canada, 3rd in the Street Best Trick competition 2003 Slam City Jam, 5th place, Street Globe World Championships in Germany, 6th place, Street 2006 Volcom Mini Ramp Jam, 3rd place Pro 2007 LG Championships in Dallas, Texas, 4th place, Street
Rodney Jones was born in Baltimore, Maryland on October 27, 1978. He is five feet, ten inches tall and weighs 145 pounds.