Name: Benny Urban Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany First Mountain: Wurzeralm, Austria
What´s your home mountain?
Any resort in driving distance to Innsbruck, Austria these days.
What´s your favorite place to eat at home?
On my terrace :)
Favorite Snowboarding Hack (advice) you have?
Always grid off the rust from your edges. Makes a huge difference haha! 10 years ago I wouldn’t have cared at all.
What board do you ride?
Team, T1, Fusion and the Banker
What bindings do you rock?
Team and Team Pro sometimes
What boots do you wear?
Vans Infuse or Taxwood's
Can you describe yourself in one sentence
No. Haha! Maybe one word could be passionate?
Are you on TikTok?
Yes but I deleted the app. Not down
What´s your favorite trick right now?
Trying to turn differently
What is your dream trick to learn?
Mc Twist to fakie
„How do we save the world?“ by Frank Schätzing a german author
Do you have any special tricks or advice for setting up your board?
No, but make sure your shit works for your dimensions and is on point. Right stance and angles, just generally how you position yourself on your board can make a big difference!
What is your favorite on-hill snack to bring snowboarding?
How can people get in contact with you?
Catch me on the mountain, at Moon Park or at the local Skateparks around Innsbruck.
Why should people support Nitro or ride Nitro product?
Because it’s an honest, true to the game, ran by Snowboarders Company. The gear works great and won’t let you down.
What trick should everyone learn right now?
To put more love and thoughts into projects that people put out. Not saying that the new Snowboard Movies aren’t as good as they used to be.
But let’s be honest, there is so much crap out there (not riding wise) where I’m asking myself - „Why did these guys not put a bit effort into those Video to make it look nice“ or at least try to have some sort of quality standard.
A lot of times I feel almost sorry for the people sending it so hard, filming crazy good tricks but then it just looks like shit in the end because they filmed it terrible or edited it bad. The result is gonna be just another clip on the Internet.
There are a few Crews out there that put a lot of love into what they do and that goes a long way I think!
Any words of advice?
Enjoy what you do and do it good.