Lodge Guest, John Dahlquist
Name: John Dahlquist
Current: Job / school: Skateboard teacher and assisting principal at Bryggeriets Gymnasium in Malmö.
Where are you from? Malmö, Sweden
Where do you currently live? Malmö
Family status: Married and two daughters, 6 and 10 years old.
Age: 39 steady moving towards 4-0.
Sponsors: I get some love from the good people at Streetlab and Nike
Years of skateboarding: 30
Board size: I balance the fine line between 8,25 and 8,75
Wheel size: 52 mm
Trucks: Indy on the front and ACE on the back for good measure.
I change set up every: time I get my hands on a Polar P2-shape.
Current Board trend: Polar´s model P2, the best thing since sliced bread.
Please state your type of terrain on your board in %
Street: 90% of my free time
(Skatepark) Flow Street 90% of my work time.
Long board: Does 32,5 inch count?
Freestyle: Working on switch tre getting there one percent of the time.
Your daily DAY by the hours, (or tell us about your longest day the last weeks)
07.00 Wake up, make smoothie.
08.00 Leave kids at school, bike to Bryggeriet.
09.00 Check mail, settle in at school.
10.00 Still e-mailing or talking to students.
11.00 Setting up for class
12.00 vegetarian cousine in the school canteen
13.00 Skate class – lecturing on today´s assignment
14.00 Hopefully in the middle of a good session.
15.00 Still skating
16.00 Back to the teachers lounge, debriefing the day with the colleagues.
17.00 Picking up my daughters at school.
19.00 Open to suggestions
20.00 Family time
21.00 Reading to my daughters
22.00 Re-watching the Wire, shiiiit!
23.00 Reading to myself
24.00 Over and out
05.00 Longing for what´s left behind, dreaming ahead.
How are you doing at the moment?
Doing well. School is up and running for the 10th year and I´m doing my best to give the students my all. I´m at a good place.
How is your body at the moment , (injuries, knees, and so so ) ?
Loads of traingin, prehab and a close to healty life style keeps me skating. New ACLs in both knees keeps me back from time to time but still doing ok. Going in for surgery to clean one knee out during fall and then back at it again.
JOHN’ NOTE To all 20-year olds: Take care of your knees. You´ll miss those when they´re gone!
Please comment on Skateboarding in the
80s Just getting started. Vert skaters where way ahead!
90s 96 was my summer of 69. We may have looked like clowns for part of the time but I´m happy I got to be a part of the different eras.
2000 The worst time style wise in skateboarding. I dodged parts of it due to injuries.
2010+ Skateboadring is in a schizophrenic state of mind but I hope I´m pushing towards sanity.
When I chill, I chill with, my family on the countryside. Brösarps backar is lotion for the soul.
I’m have been on a mission lately in (with) the same people I have been rolling with for the last 25 (!) years.
Dream session is, anywhere without inflammation in my knees. NYC was amazing.
Lately I have been working on an interview for workinskateboardig.com and coming up with content for another school year. Studying on the program for principals at the University on the side of everything else.
When I was little I would like, to be on the same team as Lance Mountain and skate Del Mar.
When im home, I like to draw.
I normally call, out to my homies via Whats App.
Your homies are great friends who are in it for the long haul.
I enjoy going to, winter swims at Ribersborgs kallbadhus.
Favorite drink is smoothie, with kale, banana, egg, oatmilk and apple juice. Chuck in some ginger to boost the system.
Favorite food is: Got to go with pizza.
Favorite drug: Endorphins.
Favorite music: Anything by Sondre Mortensen´s project What the tusan.
Favorite skateboarders: Easy! BA, Lennie Kirk, Hjalte Hallberg, Oski, PA, Ben Liversedge, Alex Olson, Busenitz, Koffe Hallgren and AVE.
Favorite skate film: Eastern Exposure 3 and Mindfield
Favorite skatepark: Sibbarp
Favorite spot: secret
When I cook, I cook basic things from basic ingredients preferably with a mix of Indian spices.
To go to resturant is, Heleneholmsgrillen.
To go to trick is, front smith.
To go to trick when you are farked is, kickflip.
To go to trick when you are winning is switch tre.
TOP 3 Cities, Malmö, Brösarp, NYC.
When I travel, I always bring good memories home.
Best travel advice, I can give is go, go, go!
Best/worst travel memory you want to share? Moving to Australia and realizing the most poisonous spider in the world was sitting next to me on the toilet right of the plane.
When I do not skateboard I hang with family and friends.
My fitness program is, mostly basic exercises with my own weight. Tabata program if I´m hyper or short on time.
When I get old I want, to write books and play pool.
I would like to see more of the world, while it´s still here.
That one time where I was in jail because of… That´s yet to be experienced.
I should do more/less of, More: Tell them I love them. Less: Bail.
My future looks like, a house of cards clued together with shoe goo.
I dream of, full lotus.
The book I currently read is, the Illusionist by John Fowles.
The best travel I have been on. Trough India with wife and daughters.
The worst travel(s) I have been on was India with most of the travel company caching a bad bug. Note to self: travel insurance.
On Netflix I watch: Stranger Things.
If I could change the world I would end the war in Syria.
Everybody should own, enough to get by.
The hobby I have, no one knows about is, lock picking.
I will never get rid of printed photos.
I would love to be in a movie with, Harmony Korine.
I currently follow koolmoeleo on Instagram.
Life advise so far ? Thou shalt do onto others as you would have them do onto Leonard Cohen.
Thanks JOHN for a great Interview !