Profile by Leo van Gemmern
Benjamin Nagel is a 23-year old skimboarder from Kassel,Germany,Kayotics Skimboards teamrider and founder of Inlandskimgermany.de, a website with information and news about skimboarding in general and especially in Germany.
That being said here is a profile of him:
How long have you been skimming?
Where do you skim normally?
Who do you skim normally?
Simon Züllich, Chris Abel and my brother Julian
What is your favorite skim spot?
Boot Düsseldorf Indoorskimtrack! It’s the best start in the upcoming season shredding
indoor with all the other German and Dutch riders. Outside the snow falls and inside you throw down tricks on the pvc pipe, it’s crazy.
Where do you want to travel to skim?
Vancouver B.C to skim with the Kayotics Crew.
What board(s) do you ride?
Kayotics O.G small Tractics Series
Do you compete ?
If so, what competitions have you competed in?
A few contests in the Netherlands, Scharbeutz Skimfest, Boot Indoorskimjam and psOpen 2011!
And what are some of your contest highlights?
PsOpen was the biggest and best event I’ve ever seen! It was amazing to meet so many other Eurpean riders. Great athmosphere there and sick obstacles.
Do you have any sponsors? What companies?
What other board sports do you partake in?
I started with skateboarding, when i was 10 years old. In the winter we snowboard a lot and built a small jib park on the local hill. In vacations i try to surf as much as possible.
What skimboarding goals do you have?
Just having fun!
Where do you see the skimboarding going in the future?
More fliptricks! Indoorskimparks? Stairsets like in Wakeskating! Big Gaps!
What riders influenced your skimboarding?
The first videos of the Kayotics crew I watched 5 years ago.
What riders are pushing the sport right now?
A lot: Kyle Lynch, Yuri Choufour, Blake Zimmerman, Mitchell Elder, Isaac Thomas here in Europe: Adrien Raza and all the Polish guys
If you were stranded on a desert island that already has a plentiful resource of skimboards what three things would you bring?
My Girlfriend, a surfboard, water
What is the best advice you can to a skim grom trying to get recognized?
Start filming and try to land new innovative and creative tricks.
Do you wave skim? Flatland? Both?
What is your favorite skimboarding trick?
Frontnose and bs Gazelle
Last words? Shout outs?
I miss the summer! Have a nice snowboard season and register for Boot Düsseldorf Indoorskimjam III.