Ben Grove is a 26 year old Pro-Skateboarder from Wordsley, he now lives in Manchester. He’s one of the most respected street boarders in the UK as well as further afield in Europe. He’s sponsored by Relentless Energy Drink, Zukie Clothing, Urban Kreation Jeans, Independent Trucks, Spitfire Wheels, Shake Junt Hardware, Note Skateshop Manchester, Smuggling Duds, Vans shoes.
How has having sponsors changed your life?
Don’t have to buy anything anymore apart from food etc ha ha love it!
If you have a university degree, what subject is it? If you don’t what has been the ‘University of Life’s’ greatest lesson so far?
I didn’t go to university I did a day release apprenticeship in carpentry and joinery for 3 years!!
Do you enjoy your job? What are the best bits and what are the worst bits?
No bad bits I get paid to do what I love.
If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?
To be Ian Brown, now thats a superpower!!
Sum up your outlook on life in 5 words or less…
Sex, Drugs, rock n roll n skateboarding.
What are you most looking forward to in the next few months?
Zukieclothing.com going massive.
What are you most looking forward to over the entire year?
Making my first million!!!!!
Do you have a party-trick? If so, what is it?
Pissing on people, haha
What are you most proud of in your career so far?
My new part in PUSHERMAN, a film from manchester you can purchase from note.co.uk
What are you most proud of in your personal life?
Scoring in the world cup final 1966 ha ha.
What makes you sad?
What makes you happy?
The Stone Roses.
What is your favourite smell?
The smell after sex.
Who do you most admire and why?
Ian Brown, he is king monkey.
Which is your favourite skate trick?
Where is the best place you’ve ever skated?
Portland Oregon, USA
What has been your single most memorable sports experience?
The ollie I did in newquay in 2007 over a rail.
What 1 thing would make your life better?
I would say The Stone Roses getting back together but they are so buzzin’.
Which is currently your favourite extreme sport apart from skating?
BMX & Ben Hennon.
Can you play any instruments?
The drums, a bit.
What do you feel your favourite sport gives to the world?
What’s the worst job you’ve ever had and why was it so bad?
Working in the Pretty Green shop.
If a genie gave you 1 wish to use to improve your life, what would it be?
Make skateboarding legal everywhere.
If a genie gave you 1 wish to use to improve the skate industry, what would it be?
Me moving to Leigh on Sea.
Tell us a secret…
What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you?
My ex girlfriend’s sister’s 21st birthday, I projectile vomited everywhere during the big speech…
Images thanks to: sidewalk.mpora.com & urbankreation.com