Lodge Guest, Tom Botwid

Ph: Robin Pailler


What is your name ? Tom Botwid

Where are you from ? Stockholm/Lund/Malmö

Sponsors ? Sponsor myself through Poetic Collective and get some support from Converse

Board, Trucks & Wheel size ? 8 inch board, 139 indys and 51 mm wheels

What is your normal skate terrain ? Curbs, walls and flat

Why do you skateboarding in the first place ? nothing has ever given me the same feeling!

Tell us how a great day is looking for you A great day is a day without plans, one that just unfolds, filled with skating and sunshine.

Any hobbys besides skateboarding ? draing, painting, thinking about new stuff for Poetic Collective

Favorite skateboarders at the moment ? My Firends 🙂 – Nils Lilja – @nilslilja , Amandus Mortensen, Sarah Meurle – @smeurle_ , Samuel Norgren – @qamuel and internationally I really like Vincent touzery and Al Davis.

What is the future of skateboarding ? How do you see it ? I see skateboarding getting bigger but also bigger in the sens that there will be more different directions. Kind of like music, some people go in a popstar, Justin Bieber direction and others in a more independent direction, more focused on trying to express something unique and personal.

How do you see your own skateboarding future ? Filled with fun and great experiences!

How are you doing at the moment ? Are you fit for fight ? I`m good! Bit sore from lots of skating yesterday but good!

Have you been on any mission(S) lately, you wanna tell about about ? Last mission was with the Poetic Collective family too Paris, was soo good, lots of good times and amazing skating. You`ll see soon 🙂

Who do you normally skate with ? Malmö is great in the way that everybody skates together but I have been going out a lot with the whole Poetic Collective too.

How does your weekends normally look like ? Normally sleep a bit longer but I always have lots of work to do, work my “normal” job during the week so always lots of Poetic stuff too catch up with on the weekends. But always try to skate a lot to and spend time with my Gf.

Are you coming to CPH OPEN this summer ? Yes!

What is your plan this summer, please let us know a few things your gonna do ? Summer is filled with plans already, going to Berlin for Bright, Copenhagen for a film project with Poetic Collective and CPH pro, New York with my Girls, doing a project with Place mag, another one with Solo and doing a few things with Converse. And inbetween all that trying to go swiming a lot!

Wallride Nollie in Berlins Subway, ph : Sarah Meurle


What is the future of vert, street or bowl ? Do you see any new directions ? I guess lot`s of cross overs! I wanna see more Rap vertskates!

What motivates you at the moment ? sunshine, seeing my friends progress and skateboarding

Do you cook food ? if so, what do you cook ? smoothies!

Favorite food ? Smoothie!



How does it feel to be on the lodge ? great!

Best Lodge interview / post you have read and why ? Was really cool to read the Johanna Juzelius one, she deserves more shine!

Any thank you’s My girlfriend for putting up with all the skateboarding, my brother for just beeing and for beeing so much fun to work on Poetic Collective with , the team for beliving in it and putting in a ton of work and Everyone else who supports Poetic Collective , you all make me very happy!

What do you want to know about other skateboarders, do we miss a question ? whats do you dislike about skateboarding?

Is there a special person we need to interview ? Nils Lilja, Sarah Meurle, Samuel Norgren.


more wallides ph: Sarah Meurle

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