Lodge Guest, Tony Hesse

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Where do you currently live and where are you from ?

Norrköping, Sweden

Tell us a little bit about your past ?

Started skating when I was 11 years old and then continued almost without any break.

Why skateboarding ? How did it start for you ?

It became popular in Sweden and I thought it looked cooler than sports like soccer.

What size set up, wheels & trucks do you currently ride ?

8.94 board on my own brand Cash skateboards. I use mini logo wheels 58 mm, 97A. Thunder trucks 151 light.

Do you have any setup rituals, we need to know about ?

When I prepare and put on my protective gear I always start with the right knee.

Any sponsors ?

My mum and dad. A long time ago I had some sponsors who gave me gears (Streetstyle).

What kind of skateboarding do you prefer ?

Only vert.

Do you have a skate spot in your home town you can recommend ?

Norrköping. I am the manager of a skatehall here in my town called “Ladan”.

Who is your favorite skateboarders ?

Lill-Perrre Viking, Mikael “slappo” Adolfsson, T-Mag and of course Steve Caballero

School, work, not working or other occupation ?

Yes I work as manager for the skatepark and also manufacture and sell boards and equipment (Cash and MInd skateboards, and also Viking hardware).

How is a normal day looking for you ? 

I have a small kid and start work at the skatepark after lunch and also manage the outdoor skatepark in the summertime.

Tell us how a good long weekend is looking for you

I like resting and stay home with my family. I also like spending time in Thailand where I own a house.

Any new projects or missions 2018, you wanna talk about ?

I would like to rebuild the indoor skatepark here.

What are you planing for this Fall and winter 2018-19 ?

Same here. Only hoping for funding.

Who are you hanging out with at the moment ?

My friends and family.

Who and what is your motivation at the moment ?

To create a good skate scene here in Norrköping

Last country you visited ? and what happened there ?

Spain and visited a skate factory.

What was the last gnarly thing you witnessed ?

A really talented young guy here Anton Myhrvold.

What was the last item you bought ?

Titus skateboard Hans Jacobsson “Puttis” pro model.

What do you do besides skateboarding, do you have other hobbies, other interests ?

Collecting vintage skateboards and listening to punk music.

What is your to go to restaurant, you wanna share ?

Asian food

When you cook food, what do you cook ?

Rarely

Whats your top 3 favorite drinks ?

Beer, beer, beer

How do you see the future of skateboarding ?

I fear that is it becoming a sport for the rich. Hope it will keep its soul.

Who do we need to interview on the lodge ?

Gerhard Andersson who is a long time friend. We wrote a book together on the history of skateboarding in Norrköping.

Last words, did we miss anything ?

No

 

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