Lodge Guest, Martin Haavde

Frontside: photo: not sure credit coming

Frontside stiffy  Photo: Mike Smith

Name: Martin Haavde                         

Current: Job / school: Kongsberg Maritime

Where are you from? Norway, Kristiansund

Where do you currently live? Horten

What nationaly do you feel the most? Norwegian

Family status: woman and 2 children                  

Age: 42

Sponsors: Bulleproof Kevlar laces and Vibronic wheels

Years of skateboarding: 25ish

Board size: Jocke Olsson’s 8,125×32                  

Wheel size: 58-60 mm for Vert.. 56 for mini (if I ever get back into it.)

Trucks: indys

I change set up every: 2-3 months

Current Board trend: I miss Revdecks, the lightest and strongest board there was. But Im pretty happie with my current moonshine board       



Please state your type of terrain on your board in hours, days and years or other


Street 0%

(Skatepark) Flow Street 2%

Miniramp: 0%

Long board: 0%

Vert: 97%

Bowl: 1%

Freestyle: kidding ?


Please tell us about your daily DAY by the hours, (or tell us about your longest day the last week’s) we want to know how your day is looking like


06.00 sleeping

07.00 wake up to late

08.00 take kids to school,kindergarten

09.00 been working for half an hour already

10.00 still working

11.00 Eating lunch in the cafeteria

12.00 Back to work

13.00 working,getting tired

14.00 loonging to go home

15.00 wishing I was going home

16.00 Getting ready to go home

17.00 Probably home

18.00 watching cartoons with the kids or working on computer,editing

19.00 Verting wednsdays @ Nøstedhallen 45 minutes away winter time

20.00 Still Verting

21.00 driving home

22.00 computing/netflixing

23.00 sleep

24.00 dreaming about doing frontside hand plants


How are you doing at the moment?

hating winter,waiting for the Oslo skatehall to open. Not really skating mutch

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

slimmer than before, but still shit

When did you start to skate and why? What tricked you into this?

friends showed the way, got really hooked

Do you think you made the right choice (instead of playing football FX?)?

Defeneatly, love looking at guys my age huffing and puffing jogging by the Vert ramp, while Im having the time of my life, still got the same health benefits

Anything that influences you at the moment? Facebook is crazy.

Please comment your feelings, memories (if you are that old)   & know how about Skateboarding in the

80s I was young

90s I was stupid

2000+ I skated thinking I was old

2010+ I Apprechiate skateboarding more than ever, time is running out

Do you feel skateboarding is in a good way? yup. Olympics should help get parks buildt, still Kickbiking is wrecking recruitments and skateparks.

Where do you stand in terms of politics? im not pc

When I chill, I chill with, my board and board friends

I’m have been on a mission lately in (with) getting the local skateclub up and running

Dream session would be, had it at VA10.. Tony Hawk….crazy.

Lately I have been working on, this thing

When I was little I would like to, grow up

When I’m home I like to, lay in couch and watch TV series

I normally call my homies for, skate sessions

Your homies are, I have 606 Facebook friends,does that count ?

I enjoy going to, The cinemas and watch Star Wars !!!

Japan air, Martin photo: not sure credit coming

Japan air, Martin,   Photo: Jon levi  Pedersen


Beer: nah

Wine: Libfraumilch

Liquor: vodka


Breakfast: cereals

Lunch: bread

Dinner: meat and wegittables

Late-night snack: candy

Resturant: nah


Skateboarders: Bob,Tom Boyle,Hedges,Jurgen H,Jocke O,Magnussons,Way,Wilkins,Miller,Perelson,Plr,Cab… list goes on and on

Skatepark: Bryggeriet,Tjøme,Horten

Skate film / clip: Footage !!!G&S

You fave Tricks: once I did a mute air with a 360 varial in it… got pretty happy about that one


Art: Godoy

Film: Star Wars

Music Pearl Jam

Book: The road

City’s: Santorini looks good



Camera: Canon

Phone: samsung

APP: facebook


Bike: should use it

When was the last time you really won big time? When we pulled of Hang Up 2016

When was the time you really lost big time? When I slammed on a christ Air to fakie @ the nationals 2016

When I travel, I always bring, my contact lenses

Best travel advice I can give is, Bring your contact lenses

Best life advice I can give is, Never asume you are who you are for life.

Are you good with money (do you plan, safe it, cash in or blow it)? okeyish I guess

Best travel memory you want to share?

First time I really saw a pro was when Tas Pappas shouted to my friend Jon Pedersen “stay on the board you fucking pussy”   Scandinavian open 2003, I guess he saw Jons potential, but didnt know Jon wasnt used to skating such a big ramp.

When I do not skateboard I, Want to

My fitness program is, lacking soarly, but I gett inspires by plg,plr,way’s instagram videos

Do you care about your health? I should

Anything that concerns you at the moment?  my health

When I get old I want to, remember the tricks i did, and teach my kids the same ones (hah)

I would NEVER,  be violent towards somebody

I would like to see more of, people helping people

That one time where I was in jail because of, young broken heart and boose dont mix..

I should do more of, training and skating

My future looks like,  Oslo skatehall + Summer coming up, Vert Attack,Tjøme Vertgalla.. looks good

I dream of some day that I would,  do a frontside handplant,chirst air to fakie,chirst air,stail disaster ect…

On Netflix / YouTube / Internet I watch,  Deadwood,westworld,GOT

If I could change the world I would,

Make bernie boss, all citys should have indoor verts and free health care.

Oh and all the rich should be forced to give 80% of their shit to a foundation that actually helps the poorest of the poor.

Everybody should own a,  bathtub

The hobby I have, no one knows about is,  I used to freedive alot, breath holds are great for the soule

I will never get rid of,  my starwars toys

I would love to be in a movie with,  Mark Hamill

Any regrets in life so far?  Not living next to an indoor vertramp.

I currently follow (social media, instagram twitter, Facebook)  all of them

Anything else, Vert, u got to skate Vert !!!

Random story’s you want to share?  This one time at band camp…….

Thanks to

Tjøme,Oslo,Bryggeriet,Jon,Gunnar,Ronny,Sveia,Eirik,Espen,JonH,Hang Up crew,Magnusson,my familia,all the verters of Norway. everybody.



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