Many might have been confused after watching Ben Schwab‘s introduction profile in Accidental Machines. Really confused indeed. It was the perfect mix between high speed skating, ballsy stunts and technical prowess, while Ben’s creative outlook on blading and skate spots was only matched by his stylish moves and attitude.
Before his Mindgame section, few had achieved to blend together so many aspects of blading. And even fewer had managed to make it look that good. But the most confusing thing of all, was Ben’s twisted way of looking at spots. Often overlooked, Accidental Machines is one of the best videos in blade history. And Ben Schwab’s groundbreaking opener section heavily contributed setting such a high standard.
Ever since it brought him in the limelight back in 2006, Ben Schwab has managed to stay relevant while sucessfully eluding blading stardom and staying true to his humble, yet incredibly positive personality. More recently, Ben was featured in the highly anticipated f33t release, and teamed up with Lonnie Gallegos again to shoot a Xsjado promo edit which might leave you just as confused once it drops in a few days.
As his new signature skate just hit the stores worldwide, we took the opportunity to shoot Ben some questions. Here is his Top 5.
Top 5 things people don’t know about you
– I am obsessed with music
– I count the # of letters in any word
– No tomatoes
– ½ Persian
– I’m from Ohio
Top 5 ways to annoy Lonnie Gallegos
– Follow him in a cop car
– Fling skittles at his face with a rubber band (but make sure you don’t hit him in the eye, just the cheek)
– Forget to wipe the lens
– Spend too long doing one trick
– Blast country music in his car
Top 5 things to do besides blading
– Play with my band Golden Daze
– 1642 bar
– Hang with the Rockwood Cult
– Make the best breakfast
– Hang with Jack