Lodge Guest, Patric Backlund aka Putte
Name: Patric Backlund aka Putte aka Mr Arrogant (but that is a long story)
Current: Job / school: PR Consultant
Where are you from? Stockholm and Visby
Where do you currently live? Stockholm
What nationaly do you feel the most? Swedish
Family status: Single father
Sponsors: Half Dead, Vert.nu, Eurocana
Years of skateboarding: On and off for 39 years. On board 24 or so and breaks for injuries
Board size: 31,9 x 9
Wheel size: 60mm
Trucks: Indy 159s
I change set up every: time something breaks.
Current Board trend: Towards old shool shapes with wider tails. Would love to test riding an 80s shape again.
Please state your type of terrain on your board in hours, days and years or other
Street: Not really
(Skatepark) Flow Street: Not that either
Miniramp: Skated minis in the late 80s for lack of larger ramps
Long board: Hahaha…
Vert: Right now I am in a bit of a slump following a breakup but otherwise 3 hours every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Bowl: I really have to do that
Freestyle: Nothing although Hazze is really cool for a freestyler
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
08.00 Soon heading for work
09.00 At work
10.00 Getting things done at work
11.00 Even more work
12.00 Lunch sometimes
13.00 Back from lunch
14.00 Imagine, still working but it is getting close now
15.00 Sigh, work… And getting restless
16.00 Only one more hour although it is mostly fun
17.00 Leaving work
18.00 Arriving at home or the skatepark
19.00 Chilling at home or skating
21.00 Watching tv-series or playing PS4
23.00 Maybe I should go to bed now, nah…
24.00 Thinking about going to sleep
01.00 Now I really have to go to bed
How are you doing at the moment? Getting there, still in a slump
How is your body at the moment , (injuries, knees, back, and so so ) ? For the time being I am pretty ok. No fractures, the illness I have is in check
When did you start to skate and why ? what tricked you into this ? I was the smallest kid in school so hockey and football kind of sucked. One day my best friend got an Alley Cat plastic board. It must’ve been late 77 or early 78. Not sure but there was snow. Was hooked from day one.
Please comment your feelings about Skateboarding in the
80s: Everybody were automatically friends if they wore Vans or had a board. The contests were insanely fun as you got to meet all the friends you didn’t see normally. And I kind of prefer the old 80s tricks and board shapes over what came later.
90s: the small wheels, eeeek. But a total trick evolution in most disciplines.
2000: I was away from skating for 7 years after injuring my shoulder and getting ill so missed most of it but I’d say that nothing much happened except us old guys getting even older and Vert Attack came to be
2010+ Vert Attack, J-Mag, getting ill
When I chill, I chill with, my son, my cats and Casper Plass ofc
I’m have been on a mission lately in (with): Bringing back Eurocana together with Puttis.
Dream session would be, skating with Slappo again.
Lately I have been working on, setting up Eurocana Cup with the fantastic people in Halmstad, Borlänge and at Stockholm Skatepark
When I was little I would like to, learn English so that I could do interviews when being a rock star in LA.
When im home I like to, just chill
I normally call my homies for, buddies J
Your homies are, I guess all of the people from the Swedish skate scene in the 80s such as Puttis, Tony Jansson, Folkesson, Pekka, Göthis, Hazze, Evertsson as well as some newcomers like Casper Plass, who has the best style ever.
I enjoy going to, the skatepark, Gotland, the pub.
Favorite drink is, Coke, beer, tequila
Favorite food is, Chili
Favorite drugs, I hate drugs apart from the ones that you get when being ill.
Favorite drunk moment’s? Hard to say a favorite but one fun episode was during the Swedish nationals in Hägernäs back in the 80s when me and Slappo woke up in an abandoned boat on land with only a wall-to-wall carpet as a quilt. This was just an hour or so before the contest was about to start. Slappo won the contest!
Favorite music, D.A.D, DK, and other punk/new wave but also some 80s bands that stuck.
Favorite film, Blade Runner
Favorite skateboarders: Too many to list but Cab, Mike McGill, Kevin Staab, Zattoni, Casper, Jocke O, Ponta.
Favorite skate film, Powell 8 because that is where I first saw Mike Frazier
Favorite skatepark, Stockholm Skatepark
Favorite spot, same
Favorite woman / men (blond, fat, thin, big, small) dude, no idea atm…
When I cook, I cook, chili and carnitas
To go to resturant is, Lokes or Texas Longhorn
To go to trick is, inverts
To go to trick when you are farked is, still inverts
To go to trick when you are winning is, invert to tail and other weird stuff from the 80s
TOP 3 Cities, Stockholm, Visby and L.A.
When I travel, I always bring, toothbrush and a cell phone
Best travel advice I can give is, relax and enjoyr the ride.
Best life advise I can give is, try to be yourself
Are you good with money ( do you plan, safe it, cash in or blow it )? Not really, I tend to try to save it and then I see something I wat and buy it.
Best travel memory you want to share? I travelled too much but first time in Vegas stuck. That was when I learned the word “tacky” from some American friends when I was at a lack of words to describe what I felt about the city J
When I do not skateboard I, wish I was skateboarding more
My fitness program is, absent
Anything that concerns you at the moment? Loads of stuff but nothing that fits here.
When I get old I want to, be able to do inverts or at least keep taking photos of skateboarding
I would NEVER, steal
I would like to see more of, Erick Winkowski
That one time where I was in jail because of, Had to spend one night sobering up after drinking beers with Hazze back in the late 80s.
I should do more of, going to skate contests and events
My future looks like, bright I hope
I dream of some day that I would, do Madonnas and boneless’ again.
The book I currently read is, some Swedish crime novel
The best travel I have been on, hard to say
On Netflix / youtube I watch, OA
If I could change the world I would, make all countries more like the Nordics when it comes to attitude and politeness. Trump, Putin and IS would not exist in that world.
Everybody should own a, cat or two
The hobby I have, no one knows about is, play games?
I will never get rid of, my skate gear
I would love to be in a movie with, Puttis 😉
Any regrets in life so far? Not going to the US in the 80s
I currently follow (social media, instagram twitter, Facebook) friends and skaters on Instagram and FB
Anything else, yep, thanks to all my friends for driving me to the ER when needed and helping me get back after injuries and what not J
Random stories you wanna share? Having the largest phone bill ever for talking too much to Aaby after the European championships in 87. And when Göran Nordqvist threw a fit when I skated pad less at Summer Camp 81. He told me that the only place I could skate pad less was on the boat back to Gotland. Needless to say I hit him back with: Whaat, you want me to go home?!? After that he called me Mr Arrogant at every contest.