Ben Raemers

Ben Raemers

From: Colchester in Essex, England Age: 24

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11/04/90

Birth Date: 11/4/1990

Birth Place: Colchester in Essex, England

Currently Living: San Jose, CA and Ipswich

Stance: the Regs

Sponsors: Volcom, Enjoi Skateboards, Converse, Indy, Lost Art SkateShop.

Volcom Rider Since: 2007

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Ben Raemers "Mechanically Recovered (Unused Volcom clips 2007-2014)" Video
After a little bit of injury in 2013, Ben has been all over the place this year. From putting out his part in Enjoi skateboards' Oververt, getting involved with some heavyweights with The Berrics "In Transition", releasing independent video parts with his homies in the UK independent video Albion and then to topping it off by turning pro via Thrasher Magazine's "First Look", this year has really been quite a roller coaster ride. And now Ben's up for Euro SOTY, give him your vote...public voting ends next Monday the 15th. We've got some killer stuff planned with Ben for next year. And while coming up with ideas for the future we began to unearth all of the random footage from the past on archived hard drives. This is footage Ben would collect on trips or at home which for various reasons never ended up being used to its full potential. Some of these clips showed up in video adverts. Some was sat on as Ben either outdid himself or just couldn't really find a use for the footage at the time. I guess you could call it B-roll. We call it proof that the whole is greater then the sum of its parts. Check it out. Our good mate, Ben Raemers "Mechanically Reclaimed" part with footage ranging from 2007 all the way through to 2014. Since we're on a trip back through time, go ahead and watch the 2012 edit that coincided with his Kingpin cover and interview (issue #100). Vote for Ben in the 2015 BESA as the Kingpin European Skater Of The Year (last one down at the bottom of the page), voting ends next Monday, December 15th.
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Come watch the Volcom Skate Team rip the Volcom Super Collider at Fun Fun Fun Fest!
UPDATED: Volcom Super Collider schedule and more ramp progress shots. Plus Kyle Walker is now coming to Fun Fun Fun Fest! Daily Schedule Nov 7, 8, 9: 11:30-2:00pm: open skate and BMX sessions 3:00-3:30pm: BMX Pros on the ramp 3:30-4:00pm: Hang with the Volcom Skate Team 4:15-6:15pm: Volcom Skate Team on the ramp Volcom Super Collider being built under some dark Austin skies The makings of the Super Collider Stone center Volcom Super Collider build beginnings From a humble notebook doodle to the makings of a real life ramp, we are excited to unveil the VOLCOM SUPER COLLIDER at the 2014 Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX next month, November 7, 8, 9. From an initial sketch to a more detailed design Conceived by Volcom's Remy Stratton and currently being brought to life in Austin, TX by Ryan Corrigan and the local non-profit Project Loop, the Volcom Super Collider will be tested by the Volcom Skate Team when they descend on Fun Fun Fun Fest to take on this beast. A 3D rendering of the Volcom Super Collider As previously announced, Volcom has partnered with Fun Fun Fun Fest to bring the Volcom Skate Team to the 2014 Fun Fun Fun Fest. In tow with us will be Dustin Dollin, Grant Taylor, Dennis Busenitz, Chris Pfanner, David Gonzalez, Pedro Barros, Louie Lopez, Rune Glifberg, C.J. Collins, Axel Cruysberghs and Milton Martinez. The skate team drove out to Austin and skated some some spots along the way, check out some photos below from their travels, follow them on instagram @VolcomSkate and see the hashtag #RoadToFFFfest for more updates along the way! Axel Cruysberghs backside nosegrind on the back of the van in Albuquerque, NM Louie Lopez, backside lipslide in Oklahoma City Pedro Barros frontside 360 stalefish at a Halloween ramp jam in OKC Grant Taylor frontside ollie at a vert ramp in a barn somewhere in Texas
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Rune Glifberg, 2nd Place in The Berrics 'In Transition'
The Berrics held a contest where they picked 10 of the most progressive skaters on the planet to choose one location each—any location in the world—and film a full part. Volcom's very own Rune Glifberg and one of skateboardings newest pro's Ben Raemers were two of the chosen. Viewers of the videos were the deciding factor in the contest as they voted for the winner. Rune picked his hometown park in Copenhagen, Denmark while Ben picked a gnarly DIY spot in East London to film their parts. After voting closed it and votes were counted, Rune came out in 2nd place! You can watch both of their parts over at The Berrics by clicking the images below. Congrats again Rune! Rune Glifberg's part filmed by Kris Tait Ben Raemers' part filmed by Kevin Parrott Ben Raemers' part filmed by Kevin Parrot Check out some photos below from the filming process Rune Noseblunt shot by Davy Van Laere Rune stand up 5-0 shot by Arto Saari Ben Raemers ollie shot by Al Irvine Ben Raemers, Stalefish shot by Al Irvine Ben Raemers pivot to fakie shot by Al Irvine Don't forget to follow @VolcomSkate on instagram and on FACEBOOK for the fastest updates about the Volcom skate team
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Searching For Shade Chapter 2: Skating in Oman
brightcove.createExperiences(); Words by Roberto Aleman Photos by Roberto Alegria Spots abound in Oman, and most of them are gleaming marble. I think we got kicked out only once in a fortnight. All of the Omani people were very friendly and surprisingly accommodating when we were skating in front of their businesses or homes -- they just enjoyed watching something they had never seen before. The city of Muscat is blooming and the skate spots pop up at a similar pace. The old town by the harbour is an incredible cluster of narrow streets and local shops with scents, colours and an atmosphere that I will never forget. The food was incredible, and the beer appeared just at the right time. In Islamic countries you must respect the rules and two such rules were not to drink in public or to remove your shirt. It is seen as a lack of respect. We wished that we could have had the time to skate more spots, but we had to leave many unconquered due to the extreme heat and the consequent lack of energy! See more photos below from Roberto Alegria Ben Raemers got hurt early on the trip but he did get this boardslide down a triple set hubba The crew rarely got kicked out and the locals really embraced what they were doing out there! The heat was non-stop Daan constantly looked like he was coming out of a pool Harry Lintell backside smith grind straight out of the mall Eniz Fazliov 5-0 The lovely landscapes of Oman The crew took to this sinkhole in Oman to try and stay cool Eniz Fazliov stomped this heelflip first try Harry Lintell Nollie Heelflip Daan Van Der Linden switch crooks Harry Lintell Gap to frontside boardslide
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SEARCHING FOR THE SHADE - CHAPTER 1: SKATING IN OMAN
By Roberto Aleman Sometimes you have to pay to play; the price of sharing a once-in-a-lifetime journey through the mystical land of Oman was enduring temperatures hot enough to fry an egg on the pavement – literally. Eniz Fazliov, Daan Van Der Linden, Harry Lintell and Ben Raemers stepped up to the plate and traded sweat for experience during a week cruising the sultanate. With practically every country from north to south and east to west already explored, Oman continued to be one of those countries which for some reason no skate team has ever visited – until now. We arrived late at night and already the scorching heat was a system shock. We knew that during the night the temperature was as good as it would get, so we didn‘t even want to guess how it would be during the day. Come morning, we awoke to 45ºC heat that was much more intense than we could have imagined. It was hard to leave the hotel and even breathing outside proved challenging, it was like inhaling fire! That said, we were all excited to be in a country we had never been to before, and felt honoured to be the first ones with the privilege of exploring it. Soon a decision was made; we would rent a generator and skate at night. To be honest, in the end it didn't really matter. The days were too long, the nights were too short and the burning heat was everywhere, all the time. In the end we decided to skate all day with breaks in between to go to the beach or to an oasis in the desert! Check back on Thursday, August 28, for the second chapter of Searching For The Shade, Volcom in Oman. Thanks Red Bull for the support. The Crew Daan Van Der Linden, Gap 50-50 © Roberto Alegria Eniz Fazliov, Frontside Flip © Roberto Alegria Even though Ben got injured on the first few days of the tour, he enjoyed the whole trip like a kid. Daan bet he could frontside noseslide this rail first go. Word is bond and he collected some Omani Rials. In a little shopping centre we found these perfect black marble ledges to film lines on. Despite the heat, Eniz Fazliov skated the ledges non-stop until he was exhausted and locked this fakie nosegrind mid-line. Eniz skated every spot we went to. This hubba at the city's main stadium was perfect for this gnarly noseblunt. I do not know who bought the plastic guns, but at any time of the day you could end up with an arrow to the forehead. Just like Eniz. At every spot we went to in Muscat, a big crowd of people would gather to watch. I guess it's not a particularly common sight to have a bunch of Westerners jumping down handrails. Harry can adapt to all kinds of terrain, from the most technical spots to the gnarliest ones. He didn't want to leave this spot without leaving his mark on it, so after a few tries he stomped this flip crooks. Harry was one of the riders who skated the most during the tour. He filmed moves at every single spot we went to, and refused to leave this handrail without making this nosegrind. Like a big oasis in the desert, this is like the Central Park of Muscat. Thankfully, it is full of spots and Harry put down this switch flip on one such gem. Roberto came but had an injured ankle the whole time. He still managed to walk on water, however.
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Tiltmode Episodes #23 - Bad Boy Ben Raemers
Ben Raemers is one of skateboarding's best dudes. He is a riot to be around and is amazing to watch on his skateboard. Tiltmode Episodes is happy to bring you a full part from this self proclaimed "bad boy." From Mctwists, to backyard pools, to fire hydrants and stairs, this guy can shred it all. You may not be able to understand what he is saying, but you will be in awe of him nonetheless...and you might just be impressed by his talents on his board as well.