Lodge Guest, Brian Gideon Larsen
Where do you live and where are you from ?
Nakskov, a fews hours from Copenhagen, Denmark
Tell us a little bit about your past… growing up
I started skateboarding after my friend from Canada got a real pro board. That was back in 1991. I got my first complete from the old cocunut skate store in Copenhagen, but my parents didn’t want to buy a 92′ model so I got one of the old style boards that weighed a ton. They thought I was going to quit, but I didn’t and ended up being quite good. I stopped skating around 1999 or 2000 because of a foot injury, my like for weed and perhaps not having the best role models at that time. My priorites were wrong. I began school and ended up with a degree in marketing and communication. I started with skating again 2-3 years ago mostly due to fitness, but also because the “we are skateboarders” documentary woke something in me.
Why skateboarding ? How did it start for you ?
I’ve never been into team sports and I kinda hate easy things, so skateboarding was right up my alley. It was cool and at that age and time I was very much into american culture so it also helped. I started rolling in parkinglots until my friend took me to “local skatepark”, which just was some ramps in a residential area. It became more serious once we got our first real area dedicated to skating.
What size set up, wheels & trucks do you currently ride ?
I mostly ride size 8, but have recently gone back to a 8.12. I use Ricta wheels because our skatepark is insanely rough and they are the only wheels I haven’t flatspotted. I use a pair of Thunder Sean Malto titanium trucks and cetamic bones bearings
Any sponsors ?
Only the state hehe. Was a bit close once, but it was difficult getting sponsored back when I was good. It was always a dream of mine though.
Who is your favorite skateboarders ?
Shane O’Neil, Nyjah Huston, Gavin Botger, Clay Kreiner… And many more
School, work, not working or other occupation ?
Multimedia education, not working… Haven’t found a job worth sacrificing my situation with the state.
How is a normal day looking for you ?
Wake and bake, and see what I feel like doing on that day. And I try to go skate as much as I can in the evenings.
Tell us how a good long weekend is looking for you
Well I love being in New York, but a weekend with old friends and going skating must rank very high on the list.
What are you planing for this summer 18 ?
Getting more pop and power in my tricks. Loose 5-10 pounds. And the yearly trip to New York in september.
Any new projects or missions 2018, you wanna talk about ?
I would like to promote the getting back on the board idea and I’m working a little bit on that idea. I would also love creating a skatecompany focussing on the european skaters, but that is not in the pipeline right now.
Who are you hanging out with at the moment ?
My best friend Jan Carlsen
Who and what is your motivation at the moment ?
Health us what motivates me and I dob’t really feel my age so why not just do what you loved as a teenager.
What was the last show you saw ?
The Goldbergs, but my alltime favorite show is TBBT
What was the last item you bought ?
I guess it was last night dinner hehe
What else is going on ?
Saving money for the yearly NYC trip, treating my dog with cannabis oil to fight cancer. Trying to find some places where I can get more experience so it will be easier to get accepted for my bachelor education.
What do you do besides skateboarding, hobbies, other interests ?
Politics, history, conspiracies, fishtank and fish, magic the gathering arena, keeping up with news and what is going on in the world.
What is your to go to resturant ?
Mario’s Pizza – best pizzaria in DK
When you cook food, what do you cook ?
Burritos, gyros and rice and good old danish food. I like experimenting with food and n get my inspiration from Masterchef Australia
Whats your top 3 favorite drinks ?
Milkshake, fruitpunch and filtered water
How do you see the future of skateboarding ?
Becoming even more mainstream, more focus on women skating. It will be among the most popular sports in the future and that will make money important and not the culture. It’s great in some cases and a bit sad in other situations. It’s a bit sad it’s loosing its status as a counter culture thing, but it’s great more and more can make living from skating.
Who do we need to interview on the lodge ?
Dunno… Anyone with an interesting story or someone who made a mad trick.
Last words ?
I wanna thank Shredderslodge for the love and the interest in my boring life hehe. I wanna thank the old Nakskov skaters and all the skaters from the 90’s. My advice to others is stick with the things you love even though it isn’t always rewarding or fun.