Lodge Guest, Michael Hager
Where do you currently live and where are you from ?
Squamish,british columbia im from canada.
Tell us a little bit about your past ?
I started skating in the 80’s and havent looked back,i also started learning concrete around the same time not knowing they would both shape my future.
Why skateboarding ? How did it start for you ?
I had a plastic board in the 70’s,i loved it but my cousin broke it..so i punched his face. And its always been something that called to me. So i bought a board when i could afford it and have had one ever since.
What size set up, wheels & trucks do you currently ride ?
I have a bunch of different riders,but my main board is a kimbell with 169 indys,spitfires and bones swiss.
Do you have any setup rituals, we need to know about ?
Just sticker placement and the grip has to have a gap infront of the back trucks…for stickers.
Any sponsors ?
Well vans canada will hook me up with shoes once and a while,and sluggo hooks me up with rds stuff when i go by center but my sponsered days are over.
What kind of skateboarding do you prefer ?
The kind that doesnt hurt me,im 50 now so i have to pick my battles.
Do you have a skate spot in your home town you can recommend ?
Ill have to say slashiter cove,a d.i.y we built a couple of years ago,and our local park is a nice time.
Who is your favorite skateboarders ?
To many to list really,but the best thing is seeing skaters shred stuff we built.
School, work, not working or other occupation ?
I build skateparks,all kinds of concrete work,and enjoy a pint from time to time
How is a normal day looking for you ?
If im working its a full day of given er building. But days off its pretty mellow.
Tell us how a good long weekend is looking for you
Hanging with friends,a roll at the park,brew,bonfire at my homie’s darren ,but if its in denmark,ill spend the long weekend in christiana
Any new projects or missions 2018, you wanna talk about ?
Well beaver concrete are bidding on some jobs in sweden,and hopefully we might have some work in canada. But otherwise i will prostitute my services to build fun skateparks.
What are you planing for this Fall and winter 2018-19 ?
Mostly trying to stay alive. Work,skate,poker,bbq,and a few brew.
Who are you hanging out with at the moment ?
Mostly my babe mia,but also all my homies here in squamish and vancouver bros.
Who and what is your motivation at the moment ?
Probably mike from stuntwood our local shop. He’s always down to add some feature to the park to make it better.
Last country you visited ? and what happened there ?
Kobenhaven,Denmark i grabbed a bike from central station,and then spent 2days in freetown.
What was the last gnarly thing you witnessed ?
The FSR crew skating the park we built in viborg and all the video of dudes killing it up at slashiter cove
What was the last item you bought ?
Beer and smokes,and a lottery ticket
What do you do besides skateboarding, do you have other hobbies, other interests ?
I dont do them as much as i should ,but snowboarding,fishing,golf,drawing,and i enjoy collecting skateboards.
What is your to go to restaurant, you wanna share ?
When you cook food, what do you cook ?
If im not bbq’ing whatever i can put in the oven.
Whats your top 3 favorite drinks ?
Beer,baileys,orange vitamin water.
How do you see the future of skateboarding ?
Good every where else in the world,but shitty in canada because there is a monoply of bullshit parks being built here.
Who do we need to interview on the lodge ?
The real rune or course.
Do you ever think about a future with no skateboarding ?
Never,i owe skateboarding everything,it has given me life
Last words, did we miss anything ?
Thanks for having me. I just wanted to thank beaver concret,all the danish,swedih,finnish friends ive met along the way,and of course my canadian bros. Oh and the guys killing it in australia.