ESPN caught up with Ben Fisher. Check out what he had to say.
1. Name, sponsors, where you live?
Ben Fisher, Long Beach CA, I ride for Heel Bruise, Stereo, Small Wheels, Puma, Kanvas By Katin, Active Rideshop, Jarritos, Filmbot Griptape, Andale Bearings, and Kase Realty.
2. Your stereo’s newest rider, how does it feel to be a part of such a legendary team?
It’s rad knowing that some of the most legendary skateboarders want me to be a part of their brand. Psyched on it for sure.
3. You’ve had so much footage come out in the past few years without a major sponsor. Was in hard to keep the motivation going?
Kind of, I just take long breaks from skating then come back and go hard for a while, then repeat the process. It’s fun to skate without being completely in the industry.
4. How long did it take you to film your new Stereo part? Anything give you more trouble than usual? Do you have a favorite trick in the part?
I think it was like 4 or 5 weeks with the SML team captain/star filmer Aaron Brown and Sulli from Stereo. Most of the part went smoothly. I was smoking a lot of cigarettes during that time, so I guess that made everything a little harder to do than it normally would. My favorite trick is the frontside air to wall at the end of the part. Super psyched on that.
5. Noticed you’ve been rocking Puma’s lately. How’s that going? How’d that come along?
It’s really cool, Joey B got me in touch with some of the good folks over at Puma and they’ve been really good to me.
6. What’s on the horizon? Any new projects coming up?
SML Wheels edits for the Berrics, maybe a Bangin on the Berrics, I might have a full length part coming out on Brazzers.com and RedTube, so stay tuned.
7. Any thank-you’s and last words?
Thank you to: My Family, Girlfriend, all my sponsors, Aaron Brown, Sulli, Pastras, Mark Spencer, my teachers at school, everyone at Heel Bruise, and anyone who’s backed me or my skating, much appreciated. “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”.
- B Fisher
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Mark has some more footage. This time for the Ride Channel.
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Ben Fisher showing off the new light pull-over hoodie from Small Wheels.
Raymond testing out his new Pro wheels at Hollenbeck Plaza.