Posts Tagged ‘Ben Nordberg’
Amsterdam was invaded last weekend by American and Euro skateboarders coming together to skate the 4 obstacles at the Vans Downtown Showdown. Luan, Penny, Ben and Louie represented Flip and did a damn good job giving the competition a run for their money! With a 1st place team victory, two obstacle wins and a 2nd and 3rd place obstacle win we walked away with smiles, cheese, bikes and a decent chunk of the 50,000 Euro prize purse. Check out the coverage from Transworld, Thrasher, Vans and The Skateboard Mag.
First stop on the Flip tour, the secret and diabolical Sexocide Ditch. CLICK HERE to see more photos.
Luan Oliveira, Tom Penny, Louie Lopez and Ben Nordberg will all be competing in the 2012 Vans Downtown Showdown in lovely Amsterdam! Other brands competing include: Toy Machine, Blueprint, Spitfire, Antiz, Jart, Death Skateboards, Element Europe, Palace and Yama. Contest starts August 4th @ 12 noon. Free Entry, Live Webcast and €50,000 Prize Money. Check out www.downtownshowdown.eu for more info.
“Ben likes his sushi top-knotch, his lattes sweet, and his women even sweeter! I met Ben a few years back, and since then he has impressed me with his relentless quest to just be himself. He was ripped apart in the van and ridiculed to no end, and he took it all in his stride. Nothing fazed him and I really respect that. He has grown on the board and off. I am very proud of his passion for skateboarding and his loyalty and respect for Flip. Enjoy these pictures people. Sexiest Man out there right now!”
— Geoff Rowley
Sidewalk sat down with Ben to talk to him about filming for his new Flip video part, life on the road, getting kicked in the stomach, broken legs and how epic skateboarding is. Click Here to read on and enjoy…
Welcome to the under-cover world of Ben Nordberg. Although Ben isn’t a stoner, you wouldn’t know if from his “lazy daze” style of skating. Prepare to be stylishly overwhelmed! Filmed by Russell Houghton, Ewan Bowman, Greg Hunt & Greg Poisionner. Edited by James Gardner.
Don’t forget to come back to the Flip site on May 29th @ 10AM Pacific Standard Time to watch Ben’s first ever, full-length Flip video part.
Thrasher Magazine’s follows David Gonzalez, Louie Lopez and Ben Nordberg in San Pedro on this edition of Burnout! CLICK HERE.