Lodge Guest, Chris Eggers

Indy Air, Ulm, Germany, pic by Alexander Schulte-Stemmerck



What is your name ? Chris Eggers

Where are you from ? Ettlingen, Germany

How old are you ? 51

Sponsors ? no

Board, Trucks & Wheel size ? Cab 35th Anniversary Model, Indy 159, Hawk SPF 60mm

What is your normal skate terrain ? Vert, Mini, Park, Pool, Slalom

Why do you skateboarding in the first place ? For fun and because I need to stay alive

Tell us how a great day is looking for you wake up, have a good breakfast and the sun is out, read the news, go out with my kids and wif, go skiing, snowboarding or skateboarding. Have a good, red wine in the evening, watch a good movie or hang with family and friends.

Any hobbys besides skateboarding ? Skiing, Snowboarding, Reptile care, Photographing

What is the future of skateboarding ? How do you see it ? These are interesting times. The Olympics knock on our door, Skatebarding needs to get organized. This is a balance act I hope we can manage.

How are you doing at the moment ? Are you fit for fight ? I skate once or twice a week, ride my bike to work every day, do some stretching and balance board strengthening, I stretch unregularly.

Have you been on any mission(S) lately, you wanna tell about about ? I took an official role as a represantative for the DRIV in my area, DRIV is the official body that covers skateboarding in Germany since about this year. It is interesting volunteer work. We are trying hard to get things done.

Who do you normally skate with ? Campus Ramp Crew (http://s335662340.website-start.de/://)

How does your weekends normally look like ? They are usually over much too fast. We have two kids (13, 10) you know what I mean. Trying to relax most of the time.

What is your plan this summer, please let us know a few things your gonna do ? Skating wise we have a vert series going on in Grmany this year (http://www.caveclub.de/), one of the contests (Stop # 4) will be in Karlsruhe and we are organzing this one. (http://festcup.de/) so this keeps us busy these days. Plus we will have to move our vert ramp in September to make way for the new soccer stadium they are going to build. I´ll try to make it to a few contests to take photos and I´ll keep stuffing my blog http://www.sk8boarding4life.com/

Green Ramp, Germany, pic by Mathias Stäudlin



What is the future of vert, street or bowl ? Do you see any new directions ? Oh yes. It is going to prosper, street will stagnate and vert, bowl and park will pick up. Freestyle and slalom will make a comeback. You know vert is dead, right?

What motivates you at the moment ? New terrain, my skate buddies, our kids

Any Random storys ? So many. Most memorable? Can´t decide. Riding Uplands OG CombiPool in 1986. Seeing Mike McGill do his first McTwist in 1984. Seeing Rodney Mullen do a 100 points routine in front of 5000 people in Vancouver in 1986. Seeing the resurrection of our current ramp in 2011. Waking up every day and realizing not much hurts and I can still skate at the age of 51. So many things……

Favorite Drink ? A good dark red wine, cool clean water

Favorite Food ? Oh, my wife cooks most of the time. I like a lot of different food, I barbecue, whatever

How does it feel to be on the lodge ? Nice, thanks for that

Best Lodge interview / post you have read and why ? Can´t remember sorry, love them all.

What should we know about you ? this is your chance to get it our there I love skateboarding, it saved my live more than once, this is all you need to know, and I am sure many can relate to this.

Any thank you’s Thank you Lisa, thank you Niclas, thank you Lale. Thank you earth, thank you skateboarding, thank you Life. Thanke.


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