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Re: Ben Nordberg of SOVRN
« Reply #30 on: November 12, 2023, 05:41:45 AM »
For some odd reason he showed up on my IG feed and I got a good chuckle remembering this guy exists. I checked the Flip site and was *shocked and appalled* to see he was no longer on the site!

I Googled ‘Ben Nordberg Slap’ to see if you fine folks had more recent news, and I saw people saying he was pro for SOVRN a couple years back. I see no Ben Nordberg decks on their site.

I am SHOCKED and VERY DISAPPOINTED to see that our sweet boy seems to have no deck sponsor backing him. As we all know, he is a very focused young man known for hitting the big street spots on the regular. Gosh damn, what a loss…


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Obviously 99% of you know I’m joking around… I’m not shocked to see he seems to have no sponsors anymore. I suppose he’ll ride off into the sunset doing a bigflip back noseblunt stall on a mini ramp a couple times a year, and continue his brave foray into the fashion modeling world. All whilst holding a deep secret shame and resentment that he’ll never be as hot as Dylan was / never have Dylan’s effortless “it-boy” factor.

I wonder how many street tricks Ben Nordberg even filmed in the last few years of his careers on deck sponsors? I think I remember seeing some (i.e. about as many as you can count on a single hand) flip-to-stall tricks on a couple banks… simply pretending he was comfortably back at home on a smallish mini ramp.

Oh, how the years fly by!

Why do you guys go to such lengths to get info about some dudes sponsors? What is this obsession? I don’t get it. Is it the skaters version of girls gossip? Am I socially akward for not caring about that stuff? Or am I not core enough? I’m confused.
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Re: Ben Nordberg of SOVRN
« Reply #31 on: November 12, 2023, 05:43:00 AM »
I'm joking, my man. My jaw will be on the floor if this guy ever has a board sponsor again.

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Re: Ben Nordberg of SOVRN
« Reply #32 on: November 12, 2023, 06:02:31 AM »
Well you joked yourself then. Doing your detective works and stuff. Wasting time and resources and all for this.
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Re: Ben Nordberg of SOVRN
« Reply #33 on: November 12, 2023, 07:59:04 AM »
I spent about a total of 45 seconds looking at the Flip site and then Googling 'Ben Nordnerg Slap'. That was the extent of 'decective work'. What, have you optimized your day that every single minute of the day is ultimate efficiency ensuring you live your best life? Your previous post is about as long as it took me to discover this goofy meme skater from the mid/late 2010s has, inevitably (from lack of motivation and progression), faded into almost full obscurity from the skate industry. Plus he's a pretty goofy looking model, not even the best looking fella

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Re: Ben Nordberg of SOVRN
« Reply #34 on: November 12, 2023, 08:25:38 AM »
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Re: Ben Nordberg of SOVRN
« Reply #35 on: November 12, 2023, 10:44:43 AM »
Backside flip fakie 5-0 a hubba. Dude can do some fucked up shit but chooses stalls in ditches. Wants to stay injury free for his modeling career? Doesn’t want to dirty his ripped tees? We’ll never know.


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Re: Ben Nordberg of SOVRN
« Reply #36 on: November 12, 2023, 12:55:08 PM »
Backside flip fakie 5-0 a hubba. Dude can do some fucked up shit but chooses stalls in ditches. Wants to stay injury free for his modeling career? Doesn’t want to dirty his ripped tees? We’ll never know.

I bet he doesn’t even sweat when he skates. There’s just a smell of petals and fresh watermelon wafting as he skates by.

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Re: Ben Nordberg of SOVRN
« Reply #37 on: November 12, 2023, 08:16:07 PM »
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Backside flip fakie 5-0 a hubba. Dude can do some fucked up shit but chooses stalls in ditches. Wants to stay injury free for his modeling career? Doesn’t want to dirty his ripped tees? We’ll never know.
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I bet he doesn’t even sweat when he skates. There’s just a smell of petals and fresh watermelon wafting as he skates by.
I think they call it dewmelon, or dewberry; my circa 95 girlfriend used to wear it. You'd have to agree, though, smells better than Evan Smith going by..

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Re: Ben Nordberg of SOVRN
« Reply #38 on: November 12, 2023, 09:23:51 PM »
I saw him skate a miniramp in 2011. He was doing kickflip pivot fakies with his sweatshirt hood up and the sleeves covering his hands. I remember thinking he skated like a ghost. An emo ghost. Like he didn't seem to be affected by gravity. Arms more Antwuan than Antwuan. Reminded me a bit of Penny on the Amsterdam ramp in 1996.

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Re: Ben Nordberg of SOVRN
« Reply #39 on: November 12, 2023, 10:20:12 PM »
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Re: Ben Nordberg of SOVRN
« Reply #40 on: November 12, 2023, 10:28:28 PM »
Hate to be that guy buuuut.. there are most definitely still Nordberg boards on sovrns site.

Sold out. But every deck on their site is sold out so that's not saying much.

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Re: Ben Nordberg of SOVRN
« Reply #41 on: November 13, 2023, 11:08:33 AM »
i rmember being moderately interestd in watchign this emaciated mannequin skate around the time of this video, it was obvious he could rip a big ramp and had the potential to get a bunch of padless vert clips but now looking back it's obvious he was never really into skating or falling out of love with it getting onto flip, and i'm sure the time chris cole got baited by that fake ig account and told ben how his career was a dead end didnt help
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBSTuHWvzdY

Woah, woah, woah. Chris Cole told Ben his career was a dead end? Where is the receipt? I'd like to check this out.
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Re: Ben Nordberg of SOVRN
« Reply #42 on: November 13, 2023, 11:43:26 AM »
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This was my shit back in the day

yep. same. I remember tripping on Ben when he first hit the scene. he had his own style and thing going on when he first popped up.

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Re: Ben Nordberg of SOVRN
« Reply #43 on: November 13, 2023, 03:21:23 PM »
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i rmember being moderately interestd in watchign this emaciated mannequin skate around the time of this video, it was obvious he could rip a big ramp and had the potential to get a bunch of padless vert clips but now looking back it's obvious he was never really into skating or falling out of love with it getting onto flip, and i'm sure the time chris cole got baited by that fake ig account and told ben how his career was a dead end didnt help
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBSTuHWvzdY
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Woah, woah, woah. Chris Cole told Ben his career was a dead end? Where is the receipt? I'd like to check this out.






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Re: Ben Nordberg of SOVRN
« Reply #44 on: November 13, 2023, 03:34:13 PM »
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This was my shit back in the day
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yep. same. I remember tripping on Ben when he first hit the scene. he had his own style and thing going on when he first popped up.

I also remember everyone being impressed by him, when he arrived (wasn't Ben, one of the few positive things Watson had to say about extremely sorry, when he reviewed it on youwillsoon?), and he could be pretty funny and self deprecating in interviews, so he also got some goodwill that way.

It was just like he never really materialised into anything better than what he first brought to the table

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Re: Ben Nordberg of SOVRN
« Reply #45 on: November 13, 2023, 05:59:36 PM »
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