Odd man out on this list, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t deserving of the lion’s share of the popular vote. Ben came on strong with his Welcome To Nike part early in 2014 and followed that up with an amazing segment for In Transition that was filmed in three days at the Lincoln City Skatepark. Not one to slow down, Ben went on trip after trip, logging miles in backyard pools, skateparks, contests like the Van Doren Invitational at the Vans US Open of Surf and Diamond Halloween Hellride (in which he placed 1st), cutty DIYs, and just enough street chomping to let us all know he’s not one-dimensional [added hyphen]. At the end of it all, he blunted a monstrous construction wall at the Louisville Skatepark—all but locking the win for Birdhouse on Thrasher’s KOTR. Odd is good in Ben’s case.
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