Lodge Guest, Freddie Lonka
What is your name ? Freddie Lonka
Where are you from ? I’m from Aarhus and currently living in Copenhagen
How old are you ? 26 years of age and counting
Sponsors ? DC Shoes, Royal Trucks
Board, Trucks & Wheel size ? Quasi 8,25 board, Royal 5,25 trucks, Wayward 52 mm wheels
What is your normal skate terrain ? Flatground
Why do you skateboarding in the first place ? There’s something appealing about doing the same thing over and over again. And then the people surrounding it, the vibes, and the good times.
Tell us how a great day is looking for you Wake up at 8, eat breakfast, go to school at 9, skate the hip at Fælledparken at 4, eat dinner at 7, listen to hits and chill from 8 and the rest of the day.
Any hobbys besides skateboarding ? Chillin’ in the tub with my rubber duck.
Favorite skateboarders at the moment ? Reynolds is an all time favourite.
What is the future of skateboarding ? How do you see it ? The future of skateboarding is… hell I don’t know. Trends come and go but I’d definitely say skateboarding is growing; for better or worse.
How are you doing at the moment ? Are you fit for fight ? I have a permanent injury in my left hand palm which means I have to skate with a bandage on my wrist a lot. Else I’m doing pretty good at the moment.
Have you been on any mission(S) lately, you wanna tell about about ? Too few missions lately. Wait, I did go to Prague and skated the legendary Stalin Plaza during easter. The spot’s taken a beating through the years but it’s still worth a visit.
Who do you normally skate with ? Whoever’s down for a session when I am.
How does your weekends normally look like ? Shit, can’t remember…
What is your plan this summer, please let us know a few things your gonna do ? I’d like to start filming some more again. It’s been a while since I’ve really been missioning and I miss it.
What is the future of vert, street or bowl ? Do you see any new directions ? I see bowl and street skating merging a bit. Having said that I think people should step down their bowl game and skate more flat… or I should step it up and learn how to skate bowl.
What motivates you at the moment ? The weather is a huge motivation right now.
Any Random storys ? Too many to mention.
Do you cook food ? if so, what do you cook ? I cook and eat but my mind’s on other things so I always forget what I just ate. I could work on that.
Favorite food ? On top of my head; pizza. One can always consume some pizza.
How does it feel to be on the lodge ? It always feels good contributing to the scene.
Best Lodge interview / post you have read and why ? Anything with Casper Hechmann – funniest guy ever! There should be more posts with that guy.
What should we know about you ? this is your chance to get it our there Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. I usually don’t rush into things, I think…
Any thank you’s Thanks to the people around me and thanks to Thomas Kring for inviting me to The Lodge