Lodge Guest, Gisli
Current: Job / school: I work part time as a student assistant in a company in Ballerup I just finished my bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Communication from Roskilde University. Now I attend Aalborg University in Sydhavn for a candidate/master’s degree.
Where are you from? My dad is Danish and my mom is Icelandic so I’m half and half. I grew up in Denmark.
Where do you currently live? Copenhagen
Family status: Three older sisters, 4x uncle, mom and dad
Years of skateboarding: +-12 years
Board size: 8.5”
Wheel size: 56mm
Trucks: Indy or Thunder 149/147
I change set up every: Board every 3-4 month, everything else about once a year.
Current Board trend: I try to always skate the same type of set-up. Wide boards maybe.
Please state your type of terrain on your board in %
(Skatepark) Flow Street 20%
Credit: Oscar G, 1 Clip : Johnni Klagenberg & Alexander Nordkild
How are you doing at the moment?
How is your body at the moment , (injuries, knees, and so so ) ?
Quite good, I haven’t had any heavy injuries for a long time – I don’t try too much crazy stuff or take too many risks when I skate. Of course I’m always trying to get better, but I’m in not rushing anything.
I’m have been on a mission lately in (with)
I haven’t skated too much the last couple of weeks because of work and school. I’ve had a couple of loner sessions on Israels Plads and Wonderland. I think skating alone can be very meditative.
Dream session would be,
Dream session is a nice sunny day in Fælledparken with no hangover and only a few people skating the snake-run.
Lately I have been working on,
I try to collect some video clips for a little part every year. It’s nice to have, especially if you get badly injured at some point. I don’t really have any footy from this year though, so if I have the time and the weather stays nice I will be working on that before the summer is over.
Me and my co-worker and homie Andreas Jacobsen (who’s a dope ski-snow- and skateboard filmer) were supposed to record a skate part with Oscar Grønbæk this summer, but we’ve all been busy. I did film some iPhone footy with him though. Maybe some of it will be uploaded at some point.
When I was little I would like to,
Be a break-dancer.
When im home I like to,
Hang out with friends, if I’m alone I do stuff on the computer, listen to podcasts, music or read.
I normally call my homies for,
Doing something: chill, food, beers, session.
Your homies are,
The homies that I also skate with are mostly people I know from the old Jägers skate park: Johnni Klagenberg and his son Marcus, Oscar and Hubert. I also enjoy going out by myself and skate with whomever is at the spot or in the park.
My non-skating homies are LE GAG crew, it’s the guys I grew up with. I think it’s healthy to be around different people who do different things, most of my friends aren’t skateboarders.
Favorite drink is,
Long island iced tea
Favorite food is,
I try to challenge myself and expand my taste as much as possible. I will listen to everything that has quality to it.
I get bored quickly so it’s rare that I watch movies. If I do I prefer documentaries and science fiction.
Raven Tershy, Nillo, Oscar Grønbæk, Evan Smith, Lukas Olsen, Dannie C, Hjalte Halberg, punker David, Oscar Oski, Daewon Song +20 or more
Favorite skate film,
Maybe cheese and crackers
Wonderland, Israels Plads, Hullet, Domus Vista mini ramp
Favorite woman / men (blond, fat, thin, big, small)
The smart, funny, nice and good-looking ones
When I cook, I cook,
To go to resturant is,
King of kebab
To go to trick is,
Pivot to fakie
To go to trick when you are farked is,
Pivot to fakie
To go to trick when you are winning is,
Maybe blunt to noseblunt or hurricane to fakie (may not be the actual name of the trick)
TOP 3 Cities,
Copenhagen, London, Berlin
When I travel, I always bring,
As little as possible
Best life advise I can give is,
Best travel memory you want to share?
I was in Iceland with my family this summer. It was really nice to breathe some fresh air and get a little break from everyday life. I randomly met and spoke with Troels Jørgensen before I left DK and he happened be in Iceland at the same time as me. He knew Reykjavik very well and we drove around to check out the spots and skate parks there. Really fresh!
My fitness program is,
When I get old I want to,
Have a nice house with a wooden bowl not too far away from the city
Where do you stand & please comment with skateboarding in the olympics ?
A bigger audience hopefully means more money and better conditions for more skaters. I think the most talented Danish skaters should have an opportunity to earn enough money to make a decent living by skating. Personally I don’t watch the Olympics. I probably would if any Danish skateboarders were in.
I would like to see more of,
I don’t mean this in any negative way, but sometimes I think skateboarders tend to be very similar in many aspects. Most dresses the same, edit the same type of clips to the same type of songs by the same type of artists, filming with the same type of cameras for the videos to look the same type of way, doing the same tricks on the same type of spot, follow the same Thrasher approved guys on social media and so on. I think skateboarding ends up becoming very institutionalized this way. I respect every skateboarder because I know the practice and dedication it takes, but I do think that more independency and diversity would be progressive.
I should do more of,
Video editing, vert skating, street skating, airs, reading
I dream of,
Earning money while doing something I like.
The book I currently read is,
Just finished Camus – the fall
If I could change the world I would,
Make it a better place, for you and for me, and the entire human race. The same goes for the animals
Everybody should own,
Something they’re happy with
The hobby I have, no one knows about is,
I used to play and teach kids tennis
I currently follow (social media, instagram twitter, Facebook)
Skateboarding, mostly by locals.
Buy Jägers boards at Pedal & Co. Nørrebrogade right next to the red plaza. My brother-in-law who’s and ex-skateboarder and his friend is running the shop and it’s fresh!
Also thank you to everybody who’s involved in building DIY spots and skate parks around Copenhagen.