Brit Ben Raemers is an am rider for Enjoi, and also has sponsorship deals with Volcom, Indy, Ricta, Mob Grip, Converse and Liverpool skateshop Lost Art. He formerly rode for the éS Footwear team, but shortly after getting on the team in 2012 and moving to America, the company went out of business.
Still only 23, he has been active on the skate scene since 2007, when his first major part featured in Consolidated’s full-length Goin’ Bananas. This was followed by a number of tour videos with éS, and a part in Enjoi’s 18-minute Tweak the Beef in 2012, also featuring riders such as Cairo Foster and Wieger van Wageningen.
Ben hails from the Essex village of Walton-on-the Naze, but is now based in the USA where he has taken permanent residency. Starting out in former Enjoi teammate Jerry Hsu’s house in San Jose, California, he quickly made a big impression State-side – his first part for Converse arrived in 2013 in the Texas tour video Burnt Ice and Bum Glaze.
Ben’s stupendous bag of tricks on all types of terrain – including bowls, street, ditches and more – has been amazing onlookers since he first turned up to a jam at the age of 15, and got him the front cover of Thrasher in 2010 and the cover of Kingpin’s 100th issue in 2012. There is little doubt that he has grown into one of the finest skateboarders that the UK has ever produced.