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Reflections 2010: Ben Nordberg

In a very short period of time, Ben Nordberg emerged from the UK as a rare talent, complete with a bag of tricks unmistakably his own executed with a degree of nonchalance apparently reserved only for him. It wasn’t long before he was secured a position on the mighty Flip Skateboards. In 2010 he recovered from a brutal leg injury and was featured in the visual narrative of James Gardner’sFlight Of Passage‘.

Read below as he reflects with us on the last twelve months and how stoked he is to be back on the plank.

Image: James Gardner

Best personal moment of 2010?

The first tre flip after being out from an injury.

Favourite skate trip?

Flip West Coast Tour. Sick crew with good spots and parks!

Song or album you listened to most in 2010?

Black Sabbath – Die Young

Most satisfying trick made/filmed and at what spot?

A trick in Sacramento and the tranny wall spot… it was fun because Geoff was pulling me in using the van so it felt good to land it so it wasn’t all for nothing.

Gnarliest story?

When we pranked Langi and Luan on the tour, we made up two girls and said how they thought they were really cute and how they wanted to hook up in Sacramento; it went on for 8 days and in the mix of it Langi sent a photo of his dick randomly which was pretty gnarly… so when we were in Sacramento for dinner we revealed how they weren’t real and they were so bummed. I’d like to thank Ewan Bowman, Greg Hunt and Rune for been involved in the prank haha.

Newest trick learnt?

The Merlin Flip

Best trick or line you witnessed?

David did one of the gnarliest things I’ve ever seen… can’t tell you what though.

Skate DVD you watched the most?

Habitat – Origin

Your MVP of the year?

Dylan Rieder

Fresh Blood tip for 2011?

Barney Page

What are you looking forward to most in 2011?


Dylan Rieder – Gravis Part

Obviously Dylan’s part… for sure my favourite part of the year! Such a good style and a great trick selection and also he’s a good mate and a really nice guy.

Stefan Janoski – Habitat Origin

This isn’t online (you can buy it on iTunes here though) but any new Stefan footage is golden in my eyes.

Shane O’Neill – Berrics Part

Nothing to say really apart from that he’s probably the best skater in the world.

Austyn Gillette – Habitat Origin

Again, not online but that was so fucking sick!

Paul Rodriguez – Plan B Part