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TAKING it to LA RIVER

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  • TAKING it to
    LA RIVER
      with Ben Nordberg
    SPASHION caught up with Bath born Skateboarder, Ben Nordberg, in LA last month for a fashion shoot. Ben talks to SPASHION about the highlights of being a skateboarder What made you get into skateboarding?
    A good friend at the time had a board, so I had a go…then was hooked

    What was your big career break?
    Getting on Flip Skateboards

    How do you stay motivated?
    By skateboarding…

    What was the lowest point in youor career? And how did you come back from it?
    Breaking my shin bone. It took about 6 months to recover from it and took a lot of physical therapy.

    What’s been a highlight of your career?
    Getting on Flip!

    What do you love about skateboarding?
    The freedom

    How does it feel when your competing?
    Weird

    What’s a moment you’ll never forget?
    Getting a phone call from Flip

    Where’s your favourite place to skate?
    Arto’s [Saari] pool

    Do you have any heroes?
    John Cardiel and Arto Saari

    What tips do you have for anyone who wants to become a professional skateboarder?
    Don’t put to much pressure on yourself!

    What is your style when your not skating?
    Doesn’t change… Same as when I skate

    What’s on your playlist?
    Lana Del Rey and Metallica

    How do you relax?
    Drawing

    Where’s home for you now?
    Still England but soon to be Los Angeles

    What could you not live without?
    Family and friends

    Finish these sentences:
    Sport is…
    rewarding