Lodge Guest, Anders Moe
Name: Anders Moe
Current: Job / school: Teaching history and social science at Roskilde Gymnasium
Where are you from? Lejre, a small town by Roskilde
Where do you currently live? Lejre – returned from the mandatory years of youthful debauchery in the great city of Copenhagen. Very nice.
What nationaly do you feel the most? Danish.
Family status: Im married to Mette and have two kids, Siggy (3 yo) and Alva (5 yo)
Sponsors: I´m the kickback king – thanks a lot guys – you know who you are!
Years of skateboarding: 27 years but don’t tell anyone.
Board size: 8,5+
Wheel size: 56/58mm
I change set up every: season or so – its been ages since I snapped a deck.
Current Board trend: Shaped decks; Square tail, narrow waist, shovel nose. Love Welcome and Moonshine decks
Please state your type of terrain on your board in hours, days and years or other
Street: Since way back when, until I wussed out about 8-10 years ago
(Skatepark) Flow Street: Still do that when I get the chance, but you gotta keep it up .
Miniramp: My favorite – I got one in my backyard
Long board: When hell freezes over (got a few in the shed – you never know dude!)
Vert: I was trying to learn to tame the beast, but popped my shoulder and that set me back a lot. Honestly I think that ship has sailed. Get some while you´re young and dont break like glass, kids!
Bowl: Love it and that’s what I enjoy the most.
Freestyle: I could never fit my ass in those shorts.
Please tell us about your daily DAY by the hours, (or tell us about your longest day the last week’s) we want to know how your day is looking like
06.00 Ignoring my kids yelling
07.00 Ignoring my wife yelling
08.00 Punch in at work. Need coffee.
09.00 Oh fuck – need a lot of coffee!!
10.00 “I feel fresh – maybe Ill have a session later on”
11.00 More coffee
12.00 Running my mouth at the lunchtable
13.00 Had too much coffee
14.00 Almost there…
15.00 Coming down again
16.00 Absolutly drained – more coffee. Picking up kids, shopping and cooking
17.00 Checking if anyone wanna go skating.
18.00 Eating and ignoring my kids crying because “daddy cooked again!!” (I cook every single day, so there´s a lot of crying at our table.
19.00 Wrapping things up, putting the kids to bed. Packing you skategear.
20.00 Absolutly drained. Coffee.
21.00 If the coffee was strong enough and somebodys game, Ill go skate. Otherwise staying in, watching TV, playing the uke, reading, internetwarfare, throwing my kettlebells around, looking at my deck collection.
23.00 Trying not to fall asleep on the couch
24.00 Falling asleep on the couch
03.00 Waking up on the couch, dragging myself to bed.
How are you doing at the moment?
Good, but busy. Had several injuries this last year, but its getting better, im getting stronger and getting the urge back.
How is your body at the moment, (injuries, knees, back, and so)?
As stated above – its way better now. Had a kneeproblem that got zapped by chockwave-treatment (check it out guys), Blew out my back, then dislocated my shoulder and that really sucked. I would much rather break something than go through that shit again to be honest. The problem with getting hurt when you are an old geezer, its that it puts that damn fear in you. You overanalyze everything and that’s the way you get hurt in the first place.
When did you start to skate and why? What tricked you into this?
I moved to a small town where everyone was into soccer and tucking their shirts into their pants. Theses guys was rolling around, doing tricks off launch ramps. No coach, lots of skulls and shit. Whats not to like! Instantly fell in love with the whole culture and all the way it came to an expression. Read a lot of mags, lurked in the skateshop. When doing essays in school, my characters were always named “Ed Templeton”, “Mark Gonzales” and stuff like that. I was definitely sticking out like a sore thumb, but I honestly believe it builds character, constantly going a against the grain in a small rural town (where I now live – oh the irony!) Still skate with my main man Gordon Henriksen from back then.
Do you think you made the right choice (instead of playing football FX?)?
I never doubted that – ever! Skateboarding has given me so much even though I suck at it.
Anything that influences you at the moment?
Small companies starting out and surviving the first couple of years, for sure – trying out new designs. I like that. Older guys still being at it, connectiong worldwide.
Kids mixing up styles from every decade ive been skating. Just going to the park and seeing a kid mix pressureflips, no complys and a footplant into one line. That’s whats all about – doing what feels and look great – doing your thing. Skating seems more dynamic these days.
Please comment your feelings, memories (if you are that old) & know how about Skateboarding in the
Golden era, launchramps, vert, stardom, glam – skateboarding millionairs
Stale, underground, being a misfit, “skaterfag”, everything closing down, clothes was even worse than in the 80´ties, going from spandex to brightly colored skateclown outfits. Street dominated because there was really nothing left. A lot of people quit but the ones that stayed definitely got more tightly knit. The formative years for sure. Things picked up at the end though and being a skater could suddenly get you laid.
THPS, working at Submachine, a new boom, events, bigger events, the “industry” in DK making good money, some people lost it and it went to their heads – they are all nobodys now – the guys that stayed cool are still around. A lesson there I think. Internet killing small shops off, internet revamping skateboarding, faster pace of things in general.
Bigger, gnarlier, more money, fame, fashion, being old, bitter and broken haha!
Do you feel skateboarding is in a good way?
Yes – stronger than ever. The older generation remember when they were young and there were nobody to help them out. I see a LOT of older guys caring about the community, doing the paperwork, going to the meetings, doing events, spreading the gospel. Skateboarding is a very positive thing even though it can seem “wrong” for an outsider in so many ways – but being unruly and dynamic is the core of its lifechanging force. It touches you in a way like only a few things does. Everyone can get their hands on a skateboard and have a go at it. Its not a sport for the privileged rich kid, that can go snowboarding all the time etc. It consumes you – either you drop it fast because you cant deal with all the time and pain you have to put in it or you keep at it, and it becomes a part of you forever.
Where do you stand & please comment with skateboarding in the Olympics?
I really don’t care. As long as we exploit them and not the other way around im all good with it. Nobody forces you to compete and we all know that the goldmedalist wont be the best skateboarder in any way anyhow. Just make sure to keep the underground lit.
Where do you stand in terms of politics?
Im a crazed leftie.
When I chill, I chill with,
Fam, G-money, go see punkrock shows with my old and dear friends
I’m have been on a mission lately in (with)
Constipation? Its been awhile sadly.
Dream session ?
That would be on the old submachine demoramp, with Espen H, Sune, Gordon, Jacob, Jon and the beers would be flowing too!
Lately I have been working on,
Getting to the skatepark and back in one piece.
When I was little I would like to,
be a grown up. Now it’s the other way around…
When I’m home I like to:
Listen to music and mow the lawn. Im really into lawnmoving these days. I hope it becomes a Olympic sport soon
I normally call my homies for;
Advice, a hook up or a session. Don’t really like talking on the phone really.
Your homies are:
Gordon, old geezers at Hal12, Camptown Crew but I don’t see them often enough, still love to meet the old SKSR crew from X-Hall (RIP Kasper) everyone in skateboarding that’s not a dick basicly.
I enjoy going to:
Punkrock shows and festivals, smoky beerbars.
Beer: Herslev Bryghus Stjernebryg at the moment
Wine: What ya´ got? Don’t know anything about wine other than the rose-hype gotta go.
Liquor: Irish whiskey, but I really enjoy a good strong caipirinia if the suns out.
Breakfast: Coffee. Real food – cant really stand cereals.
Lunch: Avocadosalat with tuna. I work at my own gymnasium, so eating the student lunch is getting old.
Dinner: Fresh Mexican, spicy stuff, greasy longcooking US BBQ stuff. I love to cook. I BBQ when it snows too, just like Thomas Kring. Gotta show the weather who´s boss.
Late-night snack: Taking no fuckin prisoners!
Resturant: Something small and fresh with no hype please.
Skateboarders: Guruman, Pete Hewitt, Alan Petersen, Cards, Mike Carroll, Old Mike V stuff, Jason Jessee, Pete Dossett (loved Spirit of the Blitz) Ben Raybourn, Ben Schroeder because he´s a big fucker like me. Too many to mention.
Skatepark: Bryggeriet – but I don’t go often enough. Fælledparken is rad too.
Skate spot: Unibank I Roskilde – its long gone now but had great curbs and people.
Skate film / clip: Questionable Video, The Antihero vids. Videos bores me a bit now.
You fave Tricks: BS smiths, FS rocks, slow flips, anything blindsided. Jason Jessee´s FS ollies.
Art: Martin Bigum, Edward Hopper, Jim Phillips, photos, European comic art
Film: David Lynch, Quentin Tarantino. Weird shit generally
Music: Punk rock and rap before it turned sour. Mos Def and Ian McKay shoud put out an album together.
Book: Postoffice by Charles Bukowski. I read that in 6th grade and that screwed me up a bit haha!
City’s: Lots of good places, but I seriously like Copenhagen… You are fuckin lucky to live there buddy!
Writers: Bukowski, Turrell (the real stuff), Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac – all the OG fuck ups I guess.
Actors: Harvey Keitel, Steve Buscemi, Al Pacino, Rocco Siffreddi, Tim Roth, Willem Dafoe
Skaters: Did that one already
Tablet: Cant live with or without one I guess.
TV: Second hand
Phone: Slave to it sadly
Car: Ford C-max kiddy ride
Bike: Often stolen
When was the last time you really won big time?
I had two healthy kids with no problems – that’s winning in my book.
When was the time you really lost big time?
Lost big time? I dunno. Maybe when I miss out on a deck that everybody must have missed too on ebay. Not gonna tell you which one…
When I travel, I always bring:
Books that I don’t read
Best travel advice I can give is,
Keep it simple
Best life advice I can give is:
Be aware of your blessings. I don’t wanna sound like Christian Hosoi, but most of us are VERY lucky to live in this place at this time, so make the most of it. Im a bit bitter and angry by nature, but life is what you make of it.
Are you good with money (do you plan, safe it, cash in or blow it)?
I used to suck, now im a bit better, but I would never trust myself with my money really haha!
Best travel memory you want to share?
Roadtrips to the south of Europe early 2000´ties. Simple times, simple pleasures.
When I do not skateboard I:
– think about it a whole lot.
My fitness program is:
Keeping it simple – bodyweight and Russian style weights.
Do you care about your health?
I have to. Im falling apart at the moment.
Anything that concerns you at the moment?
Fuck yeah, but I don’t wanna bum people out right at the end.
When I get old I want to:
Chill out at the park and play the uke
I would NEVER,:
-don’t give a fuck
That one time where I was in jail:
Because of being in possession of stolen goods and extremely drunk.
I should do more of,
If I could change the world I would, stomp out greed
The hobby I have, no one knows about is, Ukulele (im shit)
I will never get rid of
Any regrets in life so far?
Not learning an instrument at a young age. Like the flute or something.
I currently follow (social media, instagram twitter, Facebook)
I get into waaaay too much shit on facebook to really get started on instagram.
Nope – thanks for having a regular old skategeezer at the Lodge
Random story’s you want to share?
On the first date with my wife to be, it turns out both of her brithers skate and I got to see a scar he got as a kid on their driveway launchramp. Easy choice. A bit harder for her, maybe!
Everyone, young and old, pouring their heartblood into skateboarding. Everyone at Hal12, especially Morten, Jesper, Christian, Jan, Sofie and Bo and the youngbloods.
Thomas Hvass for good times and crazy stories, Frederik Bengtson and Thomas Madsen for always supporting us.