Lodge Guest, Gustav Høve Thorsen

wallis, photo: johan benda

wallis, photo: Gustav nordkild

Name: Gustav Høve Thorsen

Current: Job / school:

Currently studying Carpentry and working at Copenhagen Skatepark, and too many other places to mention.

Where are you from?

Holte, just north of Copenhagen (the whiskey belt)

Please name (if possible) please name a cool place from where you are from?

Geelskov, it`s a big dope forest with open spaces for procrastination, and they sometimes have roleplaying events there with orcs and elves, so bring a sword.

Where do you currently live?

Still living in Holte, but looking forward to joining the big city life soon.

Please name a cool spot from where you are from?

Holte midtpunkt, good place for flatground tricks, watch out for the guard though.

What nationaly do you feel the most?

Danish born and raised.

Family status: the IRON boys

Age: 22

Sponsors: I wish

Years of skateboarding: 5-6 years I think.

Board size: 8,5

Wheel size: 53mm

Trucks: 149mm

Loose or tight trucks : loosey goosey baby

Change set up every:

I`m a heavy guy, so I usually break my board every 2 weeks. Trucks and wheels, I change whenever is needed.

Current Board trend:

Writing stupid stuff on the nose of my board.


Shredderslodge billede 1

Photo: Johan Benda


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

Street: 30 %

(Skatepark) Flow Street: 30%

Miniramp: 4%

Long board: Wrongboard

Vert: 15%

Bowl: 20%

Freestyle: 1%

Pressureflips: 110%

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

Longest day for sure is Fridays:

05:10 wake up, eat, shower, and driving to work

06.30 start working

07.00 work

15.00 Off work, going skating

16.00 skate

17.00 skate, slam, get angry, happy again, skate more

18.00 Eat, skate, beer

19.00 skate, beer, vodka

20.00 skate, beer, vodka, rum

21.00 skate, beer, vodka, rum, tequila

22.00 skate, beer, vodka, rum, tequila, absinth

23.00 go to a bar, disco etc.

24.00 disco dance with Andreas Laustsen

01.00 win dance-battle

02.00 buy overpriced drinks in euphoria from dance-battle win

03.00 regret buying overpriced drinks. But now you have one in each hand, so drink up…

04.00 Still dancing/drinking

05.00 walk to the train station with a feeling of success, knowing you have defended your dance floor territory one more night

06.00 sucky train ride home, if no place is found for crashing (homies always hook it up)

How are you doing at the moment?

Keeping a full schedule, not much time for chilling. But I go bananas if I do nothing for too long, so it`s probably for the best.

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

I have had a lot of problems with my back since I started growing a lot. But when I started rock climbing, it luckily went away.

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

I got my first skateboard at the age of 12 I think. Then I skated for a couple of months, but my board broke and none of my friends that I hung out with back then skated, so I quit. But then some years later, a friend asked me if we should go skate, and since then I have been hooked.

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

That whole idea of the coach shouting at you, and making you do this specific work out plan for how many meters you must run, and how many shots you have to take and so on, is not appealing to me.

Please comment your feelings, memories  know how about Skateboarding in the,

80s yes boss, style matters

90s revolution going on

2000+ getting Harder, Faster, Better, Stronger

2010+ melt your face off

Do you feel skateboarding is in a good way?

I really think skateboarding is a good thing. We have these unwritten rules about respecting each other. And I think that it gives us some good values.

Where do you stand & please comment with skateboarding in the Olympics?

I HOPE it will bring skateboarding forward on our own terms

I FEAR that it will be turned into some overcapitalized product, that changes skating into something which can be indulged by the whack masses of the ordinary society. For example, the big wave of young girls wearing Thrasher and not even knowing what it is or what it stands for.

 Where do you stand in terms of politics?

I stand with the Philosopher named Plato

The world will not be right, until kings become Philosophers, or philosophers become kings.

For me a lot of politicians now a days seem to worry a lot about keeping their career alive, instead of standing by the ideals and beliefs that made them join politics at first. I sometimes can`t tell the difference between a political debate and a paradise hotel episode…..

Who do you hang out with at the moment?

IRON, Benda,Baxxel,fredwart,bromse,Lasse,bisse,risvad,jais,minde,andreas,fønss,mikkel, Stolen, Minde and so many more I could fill out 15-20 pages of names

Have you been on any great mission’s lately?

Well Herning missions are always a blast, especially when Daater is DJ.

Explain the Dream session,

Boards, Beers and the Boy`s

Have you been working on projects lately, DIY or other funny stuff?

Big Plans for this summer.

When I was little I would like to,

Live in Middle Earth – Lord of The Rings, Ps. I would be Legolas (I still want to)

When I’m home I like to,

Train my brain/ explore new ways to annoy Johan Benda

What kind of music do you listen to?

Biggie, Nas, N.W.A, Ice cube, Mobb Deep, Ill Bill. But Techno is my true love.

I normally call my homies for,

Skating, raising the roof

Your homies are,

IRON, Hallen employees, all the boys and whoever can stand my company!

I enjoy going to,

Unexplored paths, it usually ends up with an adventure.


Beer: Tuborg Classic

Wine: Mousserende vin

Liquor: Karloff



Breakfast: Pancakes

Lunch: avocado sandwich

Dinner: Grandmom’s  Mash patatos

Late-night snack: Pita falafel

Resturant: nautilus



Skateboarders: Ishod for life

Skatepark: Hallen – fresh park every year= new tricks every year 

Skate spot: Every spot I can watch IRON boys skate.

Skate film / clip: Miles Silvas – away day’s part. I`m still going through facial reconstruction surgery since my face melted after watching that part.

You fave Tricks: invert


Art: Henry jones

Film: Into the wild

Music: Techno

Book: Red rising (worth a read)

City’s: San Francisco, Copenhagen, Hana-Maui



Writers: Plato

Actors: Jim carrey

Skaters: Ishod

Homeboys: all

Random’s: that homeless man (Tommy rimsmed) who raps about Hus forbi, making something from nothing. 


TV: sony

Camera: canon

Phone: Iphone

APP: easypark

Car: the Peugeot 406 I am driving, leaves all other cars in the dirt.

Bike: Raleigh


When was the last time you really won big time?

When I learned fs bluntslides on curbs

When was the time you really lost big time?

Had to buy new tires for my car $$$…

When you travel, is there anything you ALWAYS bring?

Energy. No time for lying lazy by some boring pool side.

Best travel advice you can give is,

Venture off the path

Best life advice you can give is,

Do not risk spending your life not doing what you want, on the bet that you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.

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

I spend more than I should, but with some luck I usually make it to the next payday.

Best travel memory you want to share?

Last time I was in Maui- Hawaii, I, my brother and a friend named Torben took a road trip around one of the volcanos there. We stopped at a city named Hana, there we parked our car and went into this jungle walk. It starts with just a normal path with trees and flowers, and evolves into a walk through a dense bamboo forest with crazy rivers and ends up in this 100 meter high waterfall. We then sometimes have a shower in it. The special thing about this waterfall is that, the water is sprayed into dust rain, and sometimes when the sun hits it just right, it makes it look and feel like taking a bath in a rainbow.

When I do not skateboard I,

Climbing with IRON Morten and planning on starting bow shooting with AFUK Daniel soon!

My fitness program is,

Started climbing a couple of months ago, really fun and great exercise

Do you care about your health?

I usually take pretty good care of my body, but I still have the ability to say fuck it!

Anything that concerns you at the moment?

The uprising of the ME movement. A lot of people are so afraid of other people and are scared to trust anybody. And when people are scared they think of shielding themselves from others, and that can lead to distance between people.

When I get old I want to

  1. Be the oldest Techno DJ in the world
  2. Sit on the porch of my self-built wooden log house overlooking the Rocky Mountains.

I would NEVER,

Not streetrace that old lady in her minivan, who just looked at me in a weird way, while stopped at a red light.

I would like to see more of,

Nikolai Kramer skating again #bund4kramer

That one time where I was in jail because of,

Well tequila Thursday once led me and a friend into being chased by k9 police squad. We tried to hide in a driveway, but I heard the police stop right outside. So I just thought I was fucked, and went outside with my hands up. Next thing I know, this police dog is just hanging on my arm with its teeth dug in real good. They then arrested us, but we end up being let go because we didn’t really do anything, and it was just these taxi drivers lying to the police, because they were mad at us.

I should do more of,

Skating in the streets

My future looks like,

Open for suggestions

I dream of some day that I would,

Get my own trampoline Playland

On Netflix / YouTube / Internet I watch,

Just got through True Detective season 1.

Watch it!

If I could change the world I would,

Give every person the ability to feel compassion, and experience conflicts from other people`s point of view

Everybody should own a,

Brain. But for some people it seems like they were never given one

The hobby I have, no one knows about is,

I like to study some philosophy in my spare time, makes you reevaluate your existence and helps to improve your own rational thinking. So that instead of just thinking whatever the mainstream media wants you to, you`re actually able to make a good and well thought through opinion that you can back 100%.

I will never get rid of,

The joy I feel whenever I see a dog.

I would love to be in a movie with,


Any regrets in life so far?

That I didn’t discover skating right after birth

Who should we follow on social media at the moment?





Anything else,

Favorite quote: laziness is the greatest enemy of progress

Random story’s you want to share?

I once drank 17 hustler energy drinks in a single day. I ended up seeing smells, and tasting sounds

Thanks to

  • My family and friends
  • Shredderslodge for these interviews that lets us skaters get to know others, whom we might not hang out with on a daily basis.
  • And last but not least I would like to thank Peter, keld, William, Frederik, Daniel and Hinnerk for helping me get to where I am today! It means the world to me.
Nørrebro, Copenhagen. Photo: Johan benda

Nørrebro, Copenhagen. Photo: Johan benda



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