Lodge Guest, Bradley Pichler
Where do you currently live and where are you from ?
I currently live in Missoula, MT but am originally from Seattle, WA
Tell us a little bit about your past ?
I started skating around 6 years old in a town called Everett, WA. I lived there until I was about 12 then moved out to Montana for a better life with my family.
Why skateboarding ? How did it start for you ?
My dad was an avid skater growing up until he was diagnosed with with cancer. Luckily he kicked it’s ass and a few years later bought my brother and I skateboards. He built us a wooden rail we could skate outside of our house, tonight us how to kickflip then it all went from there!
What size set up, wheels & trucks do you currently ride ?
I ride Powerflex Wheels sized at 56mm. I pretty much skate any trucks I can get but if I had to choose it would be Ace Trucks sized at 149!
Do you have any setup rituals, we need to know about ?
I get way too stoked to skate so I just piece it all together and get to shredding!
Any sponsors ?
I am currently riding for Osiris Shoes, Dreamin Skateboards, Powerflex Wheels and Enabled Clothing.
What kind of skateboarding do you prefer ?
Everything from freestyle to bowl skating!
Do you have a great skate spot in your home town you can recommend ?
Board of Missoula
Who is your favorite skateboarders ?
Ben Hatchel and Brad McClain have been my biggest influences!
School, work, not working or other occupation ?
How is a normal day looking for you ?
Wake up and make some breakfast for my beautiful girlfriend, do some work, hang out with my dog and cat then get to skating 🙂
Tell us how a good long great weekend should look for you
A weekend full of PBR, skating and my family ❤
Do you plan any new year resolutions ?
Just keep doing what I have been in 2018 because it was nothing but perfect.
Any big plans for 2019 ?
Enter some big contests and travel around the world as much as possible!
How are you going to celebrate new years eve ?
Already did with a Jar of Moonshine lol
Who are you hanging out with at the moment ?
My cat and I are at McDonalds getting some fries 🙂
Who and what is your motivation at the moment ?
I tend to skate alone quite a bit so I’d have to say myself and my drive to progress!
Last country you visited ? and what happened there ?
Canada was the last country I visited but sadly that was 15 years ago
What was the last gnarly thing you witnessed ?
Jeff Dechesare Grizzly Grip part!
What was the last item you bought ?
Fries at McDonalds
What do you do besides skateboarding, do you have other hobbies, other interests ?
Too many to list! But a couple bigger ones would be making music and playing thousands of hours of SNES games
What is your to go to restaurant, you wanna share ?
Mexpress in Ronan, MT 🙂
When you cook food, what do you cook ?
2 baked potatoes with 3 fried eggs on top smothered in country gravy!!
Whats your top 3 favorite drinks ?
Rockstar, Rockstar and Rockstar
How do you see the future of skateboarding ?
I see great things coming that none of us can even imagine.
Who do we need to interview on the lodge ?
Taylor Salway from Billings, MT
Do you ever think about a future with no skateboarding ?
My girlfriend and I talk about it all the time. Although if I didn’t skate, I’d probably I would probably be speed running SNES games lol