Hard-charging lines mixed with precision creativity and a deep bag of contemporary and old school inspired tricks make Ben Kadow one of the most exciting young skaters out right now. From his make or slam mentality—that often results in slams as gnarly and notable as his makes—to his distinct personality, and visible irreverence for the status quo, Kadow is raw and real through and through.
A fixture in the New York City scene, Kadow's rise really came into focus with the coveted last part in LURKNYC's 2015 video Strangers, followed closely by earning opening tricks in Bill Strobeck's web edit SICKNESS (2015). His passion on and off the board and unique personal style seep through in every aspect of coverage.
Now pro for Hockey with the backing of skateboarding's most respected core brands and a prominent feature in Supreme's widely celebrated BLESSED (2018), Kadow has cemented his status as one to keep an eye on—chipped front tooth, Sharpied white Ts and all.
HOMETOWN: BREWSTER, NEW YORK
CURRENTLY RESIDES: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
DATE OF BIRTH: JANUARY 14, 1994
ON VANS SINCE: 2018