Lodge Guest, Valdemar Okkels Madsen
Where do you currently live and where are you from ?
Currently Jelling, from Egtved, Denmark
Tell us a little bit about your past ? I had a nice upbringing in a small town with farmerkids and such as classmates. Had a confused time being teenager and moved from home to Silkeborg. When I got older I had a rough time. Now it’s all chill.
Why skateboarding ? How did it start for you ?
Seeing the cool kids from my first boardingschool being able to heelflip and ollie down small stairs, I had to get a board of my own.
What size set up, wheels & trucks do you currently ride ?
8.25, 52mm, 147 trucks
Do you have any setup rituals, we need to know about ?
Gripped my last board with a plastic knife, as I didn’t have a proper one
Any sponsors ?
Thank you MOM
What kind of skateboarding do you prefer ?
The goofy kind
Do you have a great skate spot in your home town you can recommend ?
Well, take a look near the indoor swimmingpool in Egtved. There would be something skateable atm
Who is your favorite skateboarders, under and over 30 ?
Under 30 is my m8, Andre Suarez Schou aka El GATO, aka El Matador. Over 30 is a guy called Rune. Same goes for fave vertskater (André) and fave street (Rune)
School, work, not working or other occupation ?
School, learning how to teach
How is a normal day looking for you ?
I go to sleep at 00:30 – sleep – 07.10 wake up – do morningrituals and coffee – bike – 08:30 be in class – learn – 15:30 feel like a free man – get home – read homework – hit the song – play fifa 19 – maybe hear another song – go to bed
Tell us how a good long great weekend should look for you
PARTY HARD and HAVING FUN and SKATEBOARDING
Any big plans for 2019 ?
Yeah, going on a safari on swedish lakes and rivers
Who are you hanging out with at the moment ?
Who and what is your motivation at the moment ?
Being able to relate to people around me
Last country you visited ? and what happened there ?
Germany buying beer
What was the last gnarly thing you witnessed ?
Skateboarding in rain
What was the last item you bought ?
Two junkyard decks
What do you do besides skateboarding, do you have other hobbies, other interests ?
Football, playing games like cards and yatzy and checking out ladies, unable to make the move, haha
What is your to go to restaurant, you wanna share ?
Nope, just the kebabsandwich in Vejle, Denmark from Kebab House
When you cook food, what do you cook ?
Frozen pizza, does it count? I can cook, but I am not willing to do it.
Whats your top 3 favorite drinks ?
Water, coffee, beer
How do you see the future of skateboarding ?
It’s gonna be HUUUUUGE when they skate the wall of Mexico in the future
Who do we need to interview on the lodge ?
My Homeboy Bob from Vejle, Denmark
Last words, thank yous, other, did we miss anything ?
THIS IS SPARTAAAAA!!!