It’s with a heavy heart that we, like you, are having to deal with the news of Ben Raemers‘ death. The news only broke 36 hrs ago but already tributes are pouring over the web from those who met him, skated with him and vibed off his wonderful presence.
We are pretty blown away to wake up to video tributes already.
Rob Mathieson and friends worked tirelessly to complete this incredible tribute at Victoria Park where Ben conquered the cradle gap.
Ben was filmed in so many countries over the years that there will be absolutely loads of footage out there dating back to when he was a tiny Essex lad destined for success at the highest levels.
It’s too early to delve into why he has left us but when the time is right, it’s worth discussing to help others, but for now take in another video tribute that popped up in our feed today and cast your mind back to how much this guy brought to skateboarding.
Rest in Peace, Ben. You are sorely missed already. x
What a year Alex Hallford has had so far – a solid Lovenskate ATV shredder whose game seems to get better and better in time.
The autumnal weather patterns in the UK force us all to hit local indoor parks so enjoy this edit, filmed by the Baghead crew, of Hallford sessioning Nottingham’s Flo Skatepark in his own nonchalent style.
Mike O’Shea and Phil Evans team up for a fun new short film featuring Amandus Mortensen, Sondre Mortensen, Mimmi Leckius, Adam Lexar, Marie Dabbadie and Johanna Juzelius to plug a new book called Dork Zone, that you can have a look through here.
Super fun use of animation and wonderful characters! Edit of the Week.
You knew this was coming when Evan Smith was announced in the final eight SOTY nominations and he has a damn good chance of claiming that prize. Get stuck into his War and Peace part for Element’s new video series. He’s another that is held together with super glue and can rock up to any spot and shut it down.
Looks like the O’Shea brothers are back with more radness from the US. These A Happy Medium flicks always deliver so keep an eye on the prize and expect the goodness to flow from Jaws, Jason Park and many more.