Fresh from claiming second and pleasantly terrorizing Volcoms ‘Redneck Rampage’ mini ramp comp out at ISPO in Munich this week, Ben Raemers fills us in on his ‘favourites’ below!
Also, get yourself over to The Forum and put your burning questions to Ben for his upcoming interview in the mag…
Way to start the day: Wake up at around 11:30-12-00, walk down stairs and make some toast with marmite, or frosted wheaties then think about what to do next.
Skatespot: This one in my hometown of Walton. There was this set of 4 stairs where we always used to skate, it was the first set i ever kickflipped, it was always really windy or there would be really high waves crashing around. I always used to skate it with my friends and it was right near my flat.
Skatepark: The one in the Cayman Islands. Going there was a truly remarkable experience, I had such a good time there, I’m also planning on moving there! It’s total paradise – sea, sun, sand, skatepark, snorkles and starfishes! Go there if you can.
Skate video: i love the Habitat video, ‘Mosaic’ – it’s got good music and amazing skating.
Skate section: At the moment I love watching Divs section on “H’min Bam” – I’m a big fan of his skating.
Movie: I like all sorts really, my favourite at the moment has got to be Quadrophenia or A Clockwork Orange.
Band: I like drum and bass blud
Album: The Prodigy ‘Fat of the Land’ – it’s an old classic.
Person: Aaron Sweeney and Chandos.
Material Possession: My car.
Thing about living with Munson: When we go skating I don’t have to drive or pay for petrol, but he’s never really around.
None skating pass-time: Seeing friends, driving my car, swimmin’ here and der, having fun times.
Ipswich skater: Chandos and Frank Stephens.
Type of sweet: Strawberry laces.
Skate trip to date: Cayman Islands trip ’08, it was too fun to even think about.
Time in your life: Right now, typing this.
Special move in a game of SKATE: The lu kang scissor kick.
Board, ever: Enjoi Cairo Foster, 8.25″
Memory from last weeks trip to Munich: The German Discotech! Hahahahah!
Quote from the Munich trip: Ben Powell telling everyone to ‘GET THE F*CK OFF THE RAMP!’
Disturbing experience: Ask Potter about the time I was asleep ln a bed in Amsterdam, and Potter walked in with ‘The Beast’…you will have to ask him about the rest!
Thanks for this interview Sidewalk, and have a good ’09
Bens DVD extra from ‘Better Than Life’:
Ben Raemers – Better Than Life extra part >>