Lodge Guest, Micael Ericson
Where do you currently live and where are you from ?
Stockholm atm and I´m originally from Eskilstuna (about 15 swedish miles outside Stockholm)
Tell us a little bit about your past ?
I´ve been skateing since I was a kid, around 12 years old, and today I try my best to find some time to skate in between work at the local skateshop Hollywood.
Why skateboarding ? How did it start for you ?
I guess it was like for most kids staring with a sub culture; I got tired of playing fotball and didn´t feel like practicing the hockey or whatever so I found skatboarding and ever since I have had a solid foot in that culture. The freedom and all that is hard to find anywhere else.
What size set up, wheels & trucks do you currently ride ?
Since I have the privelige of getting my stuff for free from generous sponsors my current setup is Baker 8.25 Reynolds, Thunder 148″ Hollow Lights, , Spitfire F4 52mm and of course Shake Junt grip and bearings (I mean what else?)
Do you have any setup rituals, we need to know about ?
Hmm. I like to have the wheels insanely loose but that is quite common these days right? We call it Pro glapp (translates pro distance kind of)
Any sponsors ?
As mentioned above it is Baker, Shake Junt, Etnies, Hollywood and support from Urskog.
What kind of skateboarding do you prefer ?
Street. Definitely street!
Do you have a skate spot in your home town you can recommend ?
Yes! The Munktel arena in Eskilstuna is sick! Go there!
Who is your favorite skateboarders ?
Reynolds or Templeton so both if I am allowed to pick two
School, work, not working or other occupation ?
I´m working at Hollywood (also mentioned above)
How is a normal day looking for you ?
I get up quite early and go for a run then some coffee. Once that routine is done I go to work, go for a skate afterwards and hopefully I find the time and energy to meet up for beers with some friends. That is the standard answer right? haha
Tell us how a good long weekend is looking for you
Well I guess you can take the question above and repeat that and maybe minus the work and a chance to sleep in on the sunday.
What are you planing for this Fall and winter 2018-19 ?
The filming I guess.
Who are you hanging out with at the moment ?
Peter Jeppson, Josef Scott Jatta, Simon Karlsson, Hazze Lindgren, Ricky Sanström, Jonas Sohn, Hampus and Marre, the sour boys. I don´t know everyone that wants to hang out!
Who and what is your motivation at the moment ?
I just want to have fun basically. It is simple.
Last country you visited ? and what happened there ?
Berlin. I took a slam. Broke my ribs in two places and had the time of my life. Copenhagen pro was after that though but the Berlin slam is a better story.
What was the last gnarly thing you witnessed ?
That is for sure Simon Karlsson. And what to pick here? The flip one foot in Tampa? The rails he skated this summer? The kickflip down a million staircase? I dont know. A lot from that dude, keep an eye out for that part dropping!!
What was the last item you bought ?
That would be a beer sir. I´m currently in the line for another one. When will you join me Thomas?
What do you do besides skateboarding, do you have other hobbies, other interests ?
Enjoying life. I like soccer A LOT – Djurgården of course!
What is your to go to restaurant, you wanna share ?
Sturehof with the sea food, what else?
When you cook food, what do you cook ?
Whats your top 3 favorite drinks ?
Beers, GT, Gin Russian.
How do you see the future of skateboarding ?
Bigger rails, bigger stairs. But personally I would like to take it down a notch, more chill, more fun and yeah, simplier.
Who do we need to interview on the lodge ?
Simon Karlsson. Easy!
Shredderslodge NOTE, 2017 interview with Simon Karlsson HERE
Do you ever think about a future with no skateboarding ?
No. This is a big part of my life and I am so glad to have it in my life. Would not want a future without it.
Last words, did we miss anything ?
Stay cool bruh and thank you all!