Lodge Guest, Laurent Herve Gehin
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?
Years of skateboarding:
Somewhere between 8-8,25
Around 50-53 mm
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
Please state your type of terrain on your board in %
Anden Verdenskrig – Andreas Roenholt, Anton Juul, Jens Funder, Soeren Enevoldsen
How are you doing at the moment?
How is your body at the moment, (injuries, knees, and so so ) ?
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”.
When I chill, I chill with,
My friends or Cecilie
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.
When im home I like to,
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
Soppy, funky, hard, pop, old, new. My taste is pretty broad, as long as it’s good.
I’ll say Crumb. But again..
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
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,
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,
When I do not skateboard I,
Try to be responsible
My fitness program is,
When I get old I want to,
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
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,
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
Thank you to the Lodge!
All photo’s & credits in this post goes to :
ALL art is made by:
Laurent Herve Gehin
Thanks to both guys, for doing an amazing job.