Lodge Guest, Danni Olsen
What is your name ?
Where do you live and where are you from ?
Helsinki, Finland. From Copenhagen Denmark.
Tell us a little bit about your past… growing up
I grew up in Copenhagen Denmark (Ama’r), later I’ve been moving around eg. Berlin – Germany, Barcelona – Spain and now i’m living in Helsinki – Finland.
Why skateboarding ? How did it start for you ?
The group of friends I grew up around all started skating when I were around 14 years old, so naturally I started as well. After a few months they all quit it and took up graffiti, but I stuck with it. It’s been 17 years so far.
What size set up, wheels & trucks do you currently ride ?
Wheels somewhere around 53-56 Glücksrad (when possible), Indy 139
Any sponsors ?
Mischief skateboards, Iriedaily clothings and Search & destroy skateshop Berlin.
School, work, not working or other occupation ?
Studying my last semester in computer science here in Helsinki, Finland.
How is a normal day looking for you ?
My days are never the same, sometimes I do absolutely nothing and other days I do it all at once. But mostly I study, skate eat, nap, hangout or something else.
Tell us how a good long weekend is looking for you
On the weekends I’m mostly trying to go skate, working on my software development for mobile devices or staying in bed all day.
What are you planing for this summer 18 ?
I going to visit Copenhagen for a short periode after Hellride, but otherwise staying in Helsinki. I have a final internship coming up from August.
Any new projects or missions 2018, you wanna talk about ?
Just finishing my education, hoping for a tour with the Iriedaily team and exploring Helsinki.
Who are you hanging out with at the moment ?
Robert Miller, Toni my girlfriend and more.
Who and what is your motivation at the moment ?
New city, new spots, new people and new everything.
What else is going on ?
Not much, working on a mobile ios/android application that hopefully will benefit skateboarding world wide.
What do you do besides skateboarding, hobbies, other interests ?
Software development, building and programming physical units, meeting new people and soon moving to a new apartment.
What is your to go to resturant ?
Hmm, maybe bar no9 here in Helsinki.
When you cook food, what do you cook ?
All kinds of food, baking a lot of bread, cooking thai dishes, a lot of grilled halloumi and frozen pizzas.
Whats your top 3 favorite drinks ?
Water, Juice and for the first time ever, coffee (still a beginner).
How do you see the future of skateboarding ?
Probably going to be bigger and bigger, but I would like it to fade away a bit again. Just like the early 2000’s
Who do we need to interview on the lodge ?
I don’t know? maybe Mark Dalagaard.
Tell us a slippery story.
About 10 years ago Mark Dalsgaard and I stayed in China for a long period. We lived with our Chinese friend Xie (Terry) in Nanjing. At some point his grand mother came to visit, so there were no room for us. The first night we went clubbing at Scarlet and ended up sleeping on the roof of the club in some couches under a sheet of plastic and some other nights at McDonalds. Living at McDonalds in china were definitely an experience I’ll never forget.
Thank you ?
Pj. Souminen, Wulf, Lars Beuth, Iriedaily, Mischief, Search & destroy, the whole Elephant crew and all the others out there.
Last words ?
People should come to Hellride! super sick contest, good vibes and happy people.