1.26.2010

chrome ball incident #415: accident-prone











had an avalanche of requests for Big Ben following last week's Grosso post... and after the verbal beatdown Jeff gave today in the comments page, I couldn't have been more stoked on the idea.

seriously-underrated vert dog known for his innovative lip work and eerily-prophetic ads...

after vert's demise in the early 90's, ben was involved in a head-on auto collision where the driver of the truck he was in fell asleep behind the wheel. schroeder broke his back and fell into a coma for 10 days.

ben, who's last label graphic before the accident was a crash test dummy (i think), made a full recovery and still rips today.

big up to gio and my man royce.

12 comments:

DEVOUT said...

quality.

E.Ricks said...

One of my all time favorite lip trick artist...I stole almost every lip trick he did and i still continue to do them with the thoughts of big Ben doing them..Lmao...
Thanks Ben.....

Anonymous said...

thanks chops!

smorales said...

really good. Not sure how you would stumble upon those alley-oop 50-50 to smith things.

Anonymous said...

right on Chops, keep the good posts coming, you rip!

yeh about Schroeder, the man builds skateparks now also, just came across this site:

http://locomotiveskateparks.blogspot.com/

Chops you rule

Old School Sammy said...

Chops, this is definitely one of my favorite posts ever. As soon as I clicked in, and saw Big Ben, the first thing I thought to myself was "Damn! Burly Big Ben!" Then I scroll down, and there is an ad calling him exactly what I was thinking! lol

Seriously though, Ben has some amzing lip stuff, and that one trick he does where he starts out on the roll-out deck then goes into a boardslide/disaster is incredible!

Anyone ever wants to support Big Ben, his decks (with INCREDIBLE graphics) are availavle at the Pocket Pistols website, who he rides for these days. I think it's Pocketpistolskates.com.

Again, awesome post, Chops!

jamesinger said...

your posts are off the hook lately. First Grosso and now this, PROPS!!! Nice work!!!

grossosucks said...

ben is one of my all time favorites. highly underrated in his day. the way he looks at riding? fuck'n amazing! no body skates like ben. no one! a true original! plus his tenacity over the years, with all the personal obstacles he's had to overcome, leaves me in awe! i love that guy! if you ever get a chance to skate with him, ask him to do a GHOSTRIDER, makes the acid drop look tame...

Anonymous said...

i just saw ben skate last W.E in Copenhagen....so sick

Peter said...

I Love how he skates with blatant disregard for his own safety... sweeper disasters..

He always slams so hard.
Nice one chops

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Anonymous said...

Ben is king, i have NEVER seen anyone fall so hard, get back up and do it over and over again till he did it how he wanted, Big ben is a skateboarders skateboarder. Nice guy, insane lip skills, and always a welcome drive in any session. Long live Ben G.H.