Lodge Guest, Louis Durand
What is your name ?
Where do you live and where are you from ?
I live in Melbourne, but I was born in country vic
Tell us a little bit about your past…?
It was pretty much gameboys and being a kid haha
Why skateboarding ? How did it start for you ?
It was fun at the start I did it because my older brother skated and I wanted to do it, fast forward not it’s a lifestyle and a way to relieve stress, it’s a really big part in my life.
What size set up, wheels & trucks do you currently ride ?
I ride an 8.5 for bowl 58mm wheels and whatever trucks fit on an 8.5 I’ve never really got to know what the sizes of trucks are I just ride them.
Any sponsors ?
I ride for Dropdead skateboards, Vans, Alta wheels and I get a lot of help overseas from layback beer that Pedro and Andre barros own, they are the best.
School, work, not working or other occupation ?
I changed schools heaps, it wasn’t my thing, I’ve done cafe jobs but recently I’m doing a trade and it’s flexibke with my skating so I love it
How is a normal day looking for you ?
If I’m working I start the day at 5am and if I’m skating I start the day at 6am always start with a good coffee, if it’s a wednsday I’ll go meet up with friends and have a night session at a local bowl
Tell us how a good long weekend is looking for you
A good long weekend is skating all day, hanging with friends and learning new tricks, but that’s it just skating all day haha
How was your year 2017 ?
It was so sick, I started to do more comps and suprised myself with qualifying for bowlarama
What are your plans for 2018 ? I
recently got 1st and qualified again for bowlarama so that’s my main focus right now
Any new projects or missions 2018 you got going on you wanna talk about ?
Pretty much Skate more work more and travel more
Who are you hanging out with at the moment ?
I hang out with a good bunch of crew, they always support me and help me with my skating and my head space, it’s good to have friends like that
Who and what is your motivation at the moment ?
I have a few people I look up to, I’ve always watched Pedro skate, his lifestyle and they way the crew in Brazil look after everyone is sick, He’s an insane skater and so focussed
What else is going on ?
Not much, actually today in erring my wisdom teeth out so that should be fun haha, it will give my body a rest from Skate injury’s I guess haha
What do you do besides skateboarding, hoboes, other interests ?
As funny as it sounds I like gardening and cooking
What is your to go to resturant ?
When you cook food, what do you cook ?
I make an amazing pizza
Whats your top 3 favorite drinks ?
Water, berocca and diet ginger beer haha
How do you see the future of skateboarding ?
It’s going to be insane, some of the kids I see now skating with me are so good, I could drop in when I was their age, it’s in a be crazy
Who do we need to interview on the lodge ?
I wanna see Noah Bardas he’s my buddy, you should follow him on insta
New year is here, how do you celebrate new years eve ?
I wasn’t in bed by 10pm I don’t usually party or anything I just get up early and Skate
THANK YOU ?
Too many people