Lodge Guest, Jesper Funck
What is your name ?
Where do you live and where are you from ?
I live in a small villaga outside Hillerød, called Tulstrup, in Denmark, 30 km from Cph.
What size set up do you currently ride ?
I´m only skating Vert, so I rides 8.8 from Creature, Ace 55 trucks and 58 mm Bones SPF wheels.
Any sponsors ?
Family status ?
Proud Single Dad to a 5.5 years old little ripper…
School, work, not working or ?
Working with own business, a webshop with fitness, clothes & nutrition equiment
How is a great normal day looking for you ?
A great day is, waking up with my son, we always have good time in the morning. Eating breakfast in bed and watch a cartoon movie. Then I drop him off in kindergarden, I go the office. Do some work with my staff. Pick up my son, and hit the Vert at Spoonmountain. Then we skate a few hours with the Boys. Hit home for dinner, watch a movie with him, while he falls a sleep in my arms.
Tell us how a good long weekend is looking for you
I have 2 types of weekends, one with my son and one without him. Then one with him, is allways home made Burgers and fries friday night, and then Cartoon after with candy. I enjoy some wine, and then we just relax home after a week with work and kindergarden. Saturday is again breakfast and cartoons in bed. Then we hit swimminghall or trampolineland for a few hours, grab some pizza or burgers on the way home. We offen meet with freinds with kids saturday, cook dinner with wine and let the kids be up late. Sunday we allways hit the Vert at Spoonmountain with the boys, and then home to relax with Ipad & Netflix. The other weekend is friday night relax home with a glass of wine in front of the fireplace and then netflix. Saturday morning is the boys offen go to Malmø to skate. Saturday night involves wine & champagne, and if not to hungover sunday, then I hit the Vert at Spoonmoutain, else I just stay in bed, call some roomservice :O)
How was your year 2017 ?
2017 have been a super great year, the best is that my son learned to pumo and maintain speed in the miniramp, and close to to in the Vert as well. Businesswise is our webshop speeding up, now we are growing in Denmarl, Sweden & Norway, we still try to find the hole in to Finland. And Germany is opening up soon. We have moved our stock to a big warehouse, and i´m so proud of my staff. Skatewise I made my first VertAttack attemp, and also join The Hamburg Hell and Eurocana Halmstad. The Hambur Hell historie will follow later. The Vert Attack is allways a mayhem on the platform, but I did ok. crash in the end, and got some bented ribs .So back to Morphine in 10 days. I also broke my wrist in april, got a operation the day after. I skatet 10 days after, with a shine on, and it´s fine again. No other big crashes this year. :O)
Any new projects you got going you wanna talk about ?
Yes I just bought my self 25% of a physiotherapy & fitnessclub, and this is going to be a 2018 project. Looking so much forward to see what this will end, and then offcourse my own webshop is opening up in more countries in 2018. And I will try to join some Vert contest as well.
Do you read books ? if so, what do you read ?
Just finisk The Book “Ting, min søn skal vide om verdenen” By Fredrik Backman, it is several language. It is must read for parents, it is so Funny.
Who are you hanging out with at the moment ?
I having out with the boys at Spoonmountain Vert, it is Tommy Hvidsø, a huge thanks to him, for keeping Vert Alive in Denmark. Then it is Bo Warberg, Marius Martaeng, Jan Poulsen, Martin Münsberg, Christian Nymand, Teddy Nielsen, Morten Müller, Søren Hommelgaard, Rune Kristensen vores fotograf, Marvin, Chris, Louis, Louie, Maximillian and we miss Sebastian & Ronnie so much. Proberly forgot someone, sorry. And offcourse the Swedish Vert Soldiers when we hit Malmø.
Tell us about the great crew you are bringing to the session next time…
Same boys as above. The session at Spoonmountain when we all are there, is so full of energy, and everyone is prowide some good wibes.
Who and what is your motivation at the moment ?
On the social media is Clay, Wilkins amazing to watch, the hight, speed, technique are amazing. But in daily skating, is Bo Warberg a huge inspiration, I learned a lots from him, always there with some adwise. So happy he is back from his accident in April. (He brooke his femur)
What are you planing for 2018 ?
Teach my son mush more of the life, getting fitter, and lets my business grow. And just enjoy life, every day is oppertunities to teach other people something and learn something from yourself
What do you do besides skateboarding ?
I try to hit the gym as offen as possible, in my age skateboarding is not enough, so also remove some weights in the gym. Then I swin 1-2 times a week with my son. I´m also a diver, so try to travel to the Red Sea a couple times avery year.
What is your to go to resturants ?
I´m a steak fan, so MASH is my favorite in DK, else a good sushi bar.
Whats your top 3 favorite meals ?
Steak, steak, steak
Whats your top 3 favorite drinks ?
Champagne, champagne, champagne
Do you you have other hobbys besides skateboarding ?
Diving, snorkling with my son, travel with ham as well
Christmas is here, Do you have any christmas wishes ?
To land some airs, a public indoor vert in huge size in Cph. Avoid brooken bones in 2018
Tell us a slippery story.
Not so slippery, but at Hamburg Hell I skatet quit good. But not as good of the rest. So after the qualification, I open some Champagne, got half drunk and enjoyed the show. Then 3 hours later the called out the finalist, and my name was called out. I had ride my self in the fina. But I was to drunk to ride, so gave my spot to the next one. We had a laugh, I was sad for 2 sec. But had some more champagne, and was super stoked to see my friend Bo Warberg takes 1 place.
THANK YOU ?
Off course Thomas Kring, for this interview and for Shredderslodge, keep up the good work. And a huge thanks To Tommy hvidsø for letting ud skate his Vert at spoonmountain. You saved Vert Skating in Denmark. All the boys at Spoonmountain, Bo Warberg for inspiration and a super friendship, Rune Kristensen for allways taking Fotos and Movies. Christian Møller my Business partner, Peter Willén for a new opportunity
Last words ? Wish everybody a Marry X-Mas and a Happy New Year.