I'm Ben and I'm a Skater
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[Skay-Ter] noun, Skatem-Boardus Latin – A Skater is someone who lives and breaths skateboarding. Whether it's street or vert, skaters never back down from a challenge.

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If I were a...Skater

What would I wear?

  • I'd wear baggy jeans or trousers, hoodies and caps.
  • I usually wear two-t-shirts together, either branded with a band name or given to me free by a skate sponsor.
  • Finding good trainers are the most important part of a skater's wardrobe.
  • I'm not that bothered about high street fashion, I prefer to spend my money on my skateboard.

What about music?

  • Our music taste is not heavy metal. Despite what people say, we're not Moshers!
  • I like good rock music and a little bit of Hip-Hop, it has to be music that's fun.
  • Think Blink 182, NOFX, Jimi Hendrix, Dub Pistols, The Offspring and Green Day.
  • Basically, anything you can skate to and have a good time listening to.

What do I do?

  • I skateboard every day without fail.
  • I try moves like a Varial Heelflip Judo, Frontside Boardslide, No-Comply, Step-Hop, No Handed Boneless with Ollie (that's a move, not my friend).
  • When I'm not skateboarding, I like to go to gigs, to the cinema and play on the Playstation and Xbox with my friends.

What do I think?

  • If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try ,try, try, try, try, try, try, try, try again.
  • I can't walk down a street anymore without looking at the way I could try some new tricks down it.
  • Being a skater is about having fun and spending time with my friends doing something I can enjoy and get better at.

The above are opinions of the BBC that are based upon chatting to the tribes and searching the net.

Ben's SkateboardLink to Playlist
  1. Arctic Monkeys - Flourescent Adolescent
  2. The Offspring - Million Miles Away
  3. The Rolling Stones - Under My Thumb
  4. Sum 41 - Underclass Hero
  5. N.W.A. - Express Yourself
  6. Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower
  7. Dub Pistols - Cyclone
  8. Cartel - Settle Down
  9. Blink 182 - Aliens Exist
  10. Blink 182 - Reckless Abandon
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