Lodge Guest, Fredrik Attebrant


Frontside air at Vert Attack X, photo: David Östlund (The Daily Grind)

What is your name ? Fredrik Attebrant

Where are you from ? Falkenberg and Stockholm, Sweden

How old are you ? 52

Sponsors ? I pull my own weight 😉

Board, Trucks & Wheel size ? Moonshine Rich Lopez 8.5×32.5, Indys, Stedmz (again Rich Lopez) 59mm

What is your normal skate terrain ? Mostly vert, some concrete

Why do you skateboarding in the first place ? Fun, friends and the awesome feeling of getting inverted

Tell us how a great day is looking for you Wake up, coffee, breakfast. Hanging out with my wife in the garden. After lunch heading over to Stockholm Skatepark – probably the best vert in the world … – for a session with the local crew. Wrapping up with BBQ dinner with my wife and kids

Any hobbys besides skateboarding ? Sailing with occasional competing. Gardening – love growing own vegetables.

Favorite skateboarders at the moment ? he local crew at Fryshuset Vert Army (Putte, Pecka, Jonnie, Jocke, Pontus, Macki, Chippen, Jonas, Kaj, …). Got a weak spot for inverts (Jeff Hedges, Andrew Young) and ollies so Andree Böhlin…

What is the future of skateboarding ? How do you see it ? It is looking good, we’ve got so many more places to skate now and more are under way. And there’s so many young skaters breaking new ground and pushing the boundaries! Even with the olympics skateboarding looming, the spirit of skateboarding will prevail, as beautifully manifested by Vert Attack!

How do you see your own skateboarding future ? Trying to stay on board, slowly improving but fighting my body. I’ll keeping skateboarding as long as I can in any form. For now vert is good so that’s what I’ll keep doing.

How are you doing at the moment ? Are you fit for fight ? Fingers crossed – yes! As good as I can expect at 50+…

Have you been on any mission(S) lately, you wanna tell about about ? Relearning ollies

Who do you normally skate with ? The locals at Frysen Vert Army

How does your weekends normally look like ? Vert on Saturdays, the rest mostly family time, relaxing, renovating or gardening etc

Are you coming to CPH OPEN this summer ? Sorry, no… Will miss Eurocana reunion too (was awesome last year)

What is your plan this summer, please let us know a few things your gonna do ? Skate vert, go surfing and have vacation with my family

 


Eggplant in the Huvudsta vert back in 1988 I think. Photo: Ants Neo

 

What is the future of vert, street or bowl ? Do you see any new directions ? Girl skateboarders will be all over the place. So many young girls starting to skate in Stockholm. Awesome!

What motivates you at the moment ? I feel so much better when I keep skating, knowing that keeps me going even when I can’t land a single trick. Knowing that the next session will be better and my buddies will be there shredding!

Any random storys you wanna share ? Back in the summer camp 1985, serving weird fish for lunch.. Later the stale fish was invented at the same camp… https://www.instagram.com/p/BEjIpjuRbyl/

Do you cook food ? if so, what do you cook ? Yes, most types of food. Trying to turn up the vegetarian cooking, less red meat. I bake a lot of bread too. Nothing beats freshly baked bread..

Favorite food ? Hard to chose one.. but I love avocados.. A really good hamburger with lots of vegetables..

How does it feel to be on the lodge ? Great to be in such good company 😉

Best Lodge interview / post you have read and why ? Can’t pick one – just too many good ones!

Any thank you’s Ants Neo for getting my back skating vert again and Patric Backlund for invert coaching

Is there a special person we need to interview ? Tony Jansson

 


Inverted at Stockholm Skatepark, photo: Patric Backlund

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