Lodge Guest, Laurent Herve Gehin

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Name: Laurent Herve Gehin

Current: Job / school:  Just graduated

Where are you from? 

I am part Danish, French and Welsh. Spent my childhood moving around before moving to Copenhagen in 2002.

Where do you currently live?  

Noerrebro, Copenhagen

Family status:

One girlfriend

Age:

30

Sponsors:

Streetmachine

Years of skateboarding:

19

Board size:

Somewhere between 8-8,25

Wheel size:

Around 50-53 mm

Trucks:  

Longtime Thunder devotee, but riding Independent’s for the first time in maybe 14 years

I change set up every: 

As long as I can push it

Current Board trend:

3 bolts per truck, same placement every time. Compromise turned ritual

 

freakster1. Artwork by LG

Freakster1. Artwork by LG

Please state your type of terrain on your board in %

Street: 50%

Noerrebroparken: 50%

 

 

Anden Verdenskrig – Andreas Roenholt, Anton Juul, Jens Funder, Soeren Enevoldsen

How are you doing at the moment? 

I’m happy

How is your body at the moment, (injuries, knees, and so so ) ?  

Feels good

Please comment your feelings about Skateboarding in  the 

80s – looked wild

90s – where the magic started for me, definetely my Golden Era

2000 – exciting – seems the hype was based on pushing boundaries (stair counting, gnar-tech, flip-in-flip-out, NBD/ABD’s, etc.)

2010+ – still exciting – impression a lot of people got tired of the ‘Going Big’ mentality and skating has moved into this amazing, unpredictable, super creative direction.

Things have however also moved a little away from feeling like “our dope secret club”.

Tagensvej, Nørrebro. Copenhagen. LG, foto: Henrik Edelbo

Tagensvej, Nørrebro. Copenhagen. LG, foto: Henrik Edelbo

 

When I chill, I chill with,

My friends or Cecilie

 

diver, ART BY LG

 

I’m have been on a mission lately in (with)

No full on missions, but flirting with some projects

Dream session would be, 

Go back to the early 2000s and jump into an old Wrong session

Lately I have been working on,

Feeling like a skaterat again – school stole a good handful of hours from the board

When I was little I would like to,

Become good at skateboarding. and boobs.

 

laurent-kolding

 

When im home I like to, 

Be lazy

 

I normally call my homies for, 

Session or to hang out

Your homies are,  

I spend most of my time with the NBP and DRP heads

 

 

Favorite drink is,

If I’m thirsty, water. But sharing beers with friends is also very good

Favorite food is,

Mexican, British, Indian, American, Danish, French, Japanese. The list goes on. I don’t think I can give an answer I won’t regret

Favorite drug,

Alcohol

Favorite music, 

Soppy, funky, hard, pop, old, new. My taste is pretty broad, as long as it’s good.

 

bathrobe badass (animation)

bathrobe badass (animation)

 

Favorite film,  

I’ll say Crumb. But again..

Favorite skateboarders,

So many. Carroll, Penny and Reynolds have probably been the most influential

Favorite skate film,

Penal Code 100a, Welcome to Hell, Photosynthesis, Codered. Carroll in Modus! and I also have an old VHS tape by Dope Clothing with a short Penny skating Huntingtob Beach skatepark part that is amazing

Favorite skatepark,

NBP

Favorite spot,

Been enjoying the red square lately

Favorite woman / men  (blond, fat, thin, big, small) 

I’ll give it to Cecilie – but I’m a sucker for curves

When I cook, I cook,

Nothing crazy exciting

To go to restaurant is,

Durum Bar or Casa Mia

To go to trick is, 

Ollies, no complies and shuvits. Something gentle on the ankles.

To go to trick when you are farked is,

get farked

To go to trick when you are winning is,

If the kickflip feels good, everything’s good

TOP 3 Cities,

Copenhagen, Abu Dhabi, would love to go back and check out San Francisco

When I travel, I always bring, 

Sketchbook

chinaman1, drawing my LG.

chinaman1, drawing my LG.

When I do not skateboard I,

Try to be responsible

My fitness program is,

Skateboarding

When I get old I want to,

Be active

I would like to see more of,

I’m stoked. There’s a lot of really good things going on at the moment; older guys are skating hard and putting out sick parts, new generation is ridiculous.

If anything, there are some lame industry tendencies I could see less of.

That one time where I was in jail because of,

Not for me

I should do more of,

I’m ok with how my time is balanced at the moment

My future looks like,  

Not too sure right now, but hopefully some interesting projects are in the works

 

smoking-man (animation) Drawing by: LG

Smoking-man (animation) Drawing by: LG

 

I dream of, 

Making a living working with my friends.

The book I currently read is,

Currently looking at Richard Williams’ “The Animator’s Survival Kit lately” – but missing some good literature, if anyone’s got any recommendations I’m very interested.

The best travel I have been on, 

Skatingwise I’ll say; getting to know Denmark with Barry and the Wrong crew, Carhartt trips with Henrik, DC trips with Fred, and making VoresKBH with Emil and Kim.

The best world travel(s) I have been on was, 

My first 17 years with my family are going to be hard to beat

On Netflix I watch,  

Same as everyone else

Everybody should own a, 

Open mind

I currently follow (social media, instagram twitter, Facebook)

Been getting into instagram, not so good at taking the phone out during sessions though

Life advise so far? 

Work towards being able to do what makes you happy

Anything else,

Thank you to the Lodge!

Thanks, 

Laurent-nosegrind Foto: Henrik Edelbo

Laurent-nosegrind Foto: Henrik Edelbo

All photo’s & credits  in this post goes to :

Henrik Edelbo

ALL art is made by: 

Laurent Herve Gehin

Thanks to both guys, for doing an amazing job.

 

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