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Karsten Kleppan is a Norwegian professional skateboarder.

Also known as: Karsten Mller Kleppan [full name]


Biography

Karsten Mller Kleppan is from Bekkestua, Norway. [1]


Skateboarding

Karsten Kleppan first started skating on his mothers banana board at the age of seven, and really got into it after the local indoor skatepark Arena Bekkestua opened in 2007. [2]

He got his first skateboard for his eight birthday. [3] After the banana board got stolen, his father brought home a replacement from a trip to Iceland. [4]

His stance is goofy.

Contests:

Karsten Kleppan has skated contests since he was a kid. Below are some results.

2002: 06 - Rudboys and Girls 10-12 Years
2003: 02 - NORB NM Street Junior
2003: 01 - Trikkestallen X-Mas Jam Junior
2004: 06 - NORB NM Miniramp Junior
2004: 02 - NORB NM Street Junior
2005: 09 - NORB NM Street Senior
2006: 08 - Bernhard Invitational
2006: 01 - NORB NM Street Senior
2007: 04 - NORB NM Street Senior
2007: 12 - NORB NM Miniramp Senior
2007: 01 - NORB NM Best Trick Street
2007: 04 - Trikkestallen Xmas Jam Street Senior
2008: 02 - Nordic X-Elements Street
2008: 01 - Swag Summer Tour Oslo Miniramp
2008: 14 - Bernhard Invitational
2008: 02 - Kanalsession Street Senior
2008: 01 - Sandvika Minirampjam
2008: 03 - Koigen Open Senior
2008: 01 - Mucho Rabaldo Nstedhallen
2008: 02 - Lucia Classics
2009: 07 - Kanalsession Senior Street
2009: 05 - Kanalsession Senior Bowl
2009: 01 - Fjlf誑t Senior Street
2009: 02 - Fjlf誑t Senior Bowl
2009: 02 - Bernhard Sports Invitational
2009: 02 - Hst Bust Senior Street
2009: 01 - Hst Bust Senior Miniramp
2010: 04 - NORB NM Senior Street
2010: 03 - NORB NM Bowl Senior
2010: 09 - NORB NM Vert
2010: 01 - Hst Bust Senior Miniramp
2010: 02 - Hst Bust Senior Street
2012: 06 - NORB NM Senior Vert
2013: 01 - Julien Benoliel Invitational

In 2015 Karsten Kleppan was the first Norwegian skateboarder to get invited to Street League Skateboarding. [5]

Sponsors:

Karsten Kleppan turned pro with Skate Mental in 2015. [6]

20?? - 20??: Jean TV Oslo
2008 - 2013: Element Skateboards Norway
2008 - 20??: Neff Norway
2009 - 20??: Matix Norway
2009 - 2014: Lakai Footwear Norway
2009 - xxxx: Session
2013 - 2014: Element Skateboards
2014 - 2014: Lakai Footwear Am Team
2014 - xxxx: Nike SB
2014 - xxxx: Skate Mental
2015 - xxxx: Stabburet

Movies:

2009: Ardent Element
2010: Two Years Of Joy
2010: Monsoon
2011: Matix NYC
2012: Document This Summer
2012: Oslo 5
2015: Nike SB Chronicles Three

Magazines:

2011: Dank Magazine 02 Cover
2012: Dank Magazine 04 Interview
2018: Valkyriegata #012

Awards:

2014: Bright European Skateboard Awards European rookie of the year

Military:

In 2009 Karsten Kleppan got an exemption from the mandatory military service. [7]


Sources

Below are the articles referenced in the text. Go to the Karsten Kleppan articles for more.

1] Karsten Kleppan X Games Oslo Interview
2] Karsten Kleppan Budstikka Interview
3] Karsten Kleppan Free Remix Section + Interview
4] High Snobiety Nike SB Open Interview
5] Karsten Kleppan SLS Interview
6] Karsten Kleppan Pro With Skate Mentalz
7] Skateboarders Get Exemptions


External Links

https://www.instagram.com/karstenkleppan/


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Videos:

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Pictures:

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2018: Event Flyers: Show Picture
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2017: NORB NM: Show Picture
Karsten Kleppan stalefish during the Norwegian skateboard championship at Jordal Skatepark in Oslo, Norway

2017: NORB NM: Show Picture
Karsten Kleppan transfer to miniramp during the Norwegian skateboard championship at Jordal Skatepark in Oslo, Norway


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2009: NORB NM Bowl Finals [10/8/2009]

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