LodgeGuest, Axel Källmén
Where do you currently live and where are you from ?
From Alingsås currently living in Malmö
Tell us a little bit about your past ?
Grew up in Alingsås, a not so skate friendly city 40 minutes from Gothenburg. Now I’m living in Malmö to go to Bryggeriets gymnasium
Why skateboarding ? How did it start for you ?
My cousin was riding BMX and I went to the skatepark to look at him were I saw some skaters and after that I bought a board!!
What size set up, wheels & trucks do you currently ride ?
Any 8,5 with steep concave, Jessup grip, independent 149’s and spitfire f4 54mm
Do you have any setup rituals, we need to know about ?
I try to not care to much about my set up, keep it pretty simple. No grip job and no mixing with the trucks after the first day of using them
Any sponsors ?
What kind of skateboarding do you prefer ?
I skate everything but for the most part street at the time
Do you have a great skate spot in your home town you can recommend ?
The classic plaza svampen, the best meet up, skate and hang out spot in town
Who is your favorite skateboarders, under and over 30 ?
Karsten Kleppan & Brad Cromer
School, work, not working or other occupation ?
Last year at bryggeriets gymnasium
How is a normal day looking for you ?
Wake up 0730, coffe and porridge. 09-15 school at Bryggeriet. 15-18 home chilling and eating followed by skate at Bryggeriet or in the streets then hanging out with my girlfriend. Repeat
Tell us how a good long great weekend should look for you
Friday, late night skate and dinner. Saturday, more skate and beers with the homies. Sunday is megachilling day, cold bath and sauna, eating good and chilling at home
How is the summer treating you ?
Summer is kind of over now but it was fucking sick, lots of skate and surf. Good times
Who are you hanging out with at the moment ?
All Bryggeriet homies, Axel Berggren, Moshe Beskow, Oscar Säfström, Elias Nilsen
Who and what is your motivation at the moment ?
To see my friends kill it gets me more stoked then anything
Last country you visited ? and what happened there ?
US, for Tampa am contest.
What was the last gnarly thing you witnessed ?
Skated x hall with Elias Nilsen, he did some gnarly tricks as always
What was the last item you bought ?
Train ticket to Copenhagen, a robbery but always good times there
What do you do besides skateboarding, do you have other hobbies, other interests ?
Document life through photos
What is your to go to restaurant, you wanna share ?
“400 grader” stone oven pizza, delicious
When you cook food, what do you cook ?
Probably some veggie soup or a lasagna
How do you see the future of skateboarding ?
Who do we need to interview on the lodge ?
Oscar Säfström!! Ripper
Do you ever think about a future with no skateboarding ?
I sometimes think about how it would look but I can’t really see it in front of me
With this interview, do you think we know you now for the better ?
Hopefully you had a good read and got to know some things about me at least!!
Last words, thank yous, other, did we miss anything ?
Thanks to you for this interview, thanks to everyone all my friends for being friends and to bryggeriet for keeping Malmö skate scene 10/10