Benny Urban is an elusive snowboarder. The young German is gaining is quickly gaining an impressive reputation, but through videos and films, as opposed to big competitions. Indeed, if you were to scan through the results of all of the top snowboard comps, it is unlikely than you would find his name mentioned at all. If you ask snowboard lovers about him, however, then it is likely that you will hear hefty praise.
Urban is a bit of a Renaissance-Mensch. Snowboarding isn’t his first love and is actually most renowned for his ability off the slopes with Skatedelus. He’s a fixture in many videos representing the online skate team and is probably most famous for riding the streets of Poland and Austria in the Nitro movie ‘Hyped’. He is, however, also gifted on the slopes and is renowned by those in the know for having one of the cleanest styles around. He’ll stomp even the toughest tricks with a perfect landing. This is on top of an impressive and diverse array of trips around the world, this young German is making a name for himself all around the globe.
Born on the 24th July 1991, in Hamburg, Germany, Urban has crammed 16 years of riding experience into his meagre years. His reluctance to enter competitions hasn’t scared off the sponsors with a whole raft of the biggest names in the business desperate for him to represent them including – Arnette, Nitro, ThirtyTwo and Airblaster.