Lodge Guest, Adam Paris AKA David Cosmo !!
Where do you currently live and where are you from ?
I live in Copenhagen Denmark but im originally from Scotland
Tell us a little bit about your past ?
I grew up in a small town called Lesmahagow or “The Gow”. when i was younger I spent a lot of time Sailing and racing sail boats on the east and west coast of Scotland. My parents have a boat so we would often go holidays around the west coast, one of the most beautiful places in the world. I had a pretty normal past till skateboarding found me.
Why skateboarding ? How did it start for you ?
I started skating around 11/12 years old. My cousin got me hooked. I remember watching the video parts in the Tony Hawk game. Bobs was my favorite. Around the time I started skating I got the tent city video. Thats when I discovered who John Cardiel was. I liked that guy a lot.
What size set up, wheels & trucks do you currently ride ?
antihero 8.5, ace 55 trucks, 56 spitfire wheels and shop bearings. Thanks to Steve Roche for those!
Do you have any setup rituals, we need to know about ?
Set it up as fast as i can.
Any sponsors ?
DC Shoes, Focus Skate Store and the Lioness of Leith sometimes give me free drinks.
What kind of skateboarding do you prefer ?
I love it all
Do you have a skate spot in your home town you can recommend ?
A 5 stair into a skinny nature path hill bomb
Who is your favorite skateboarders ?
Walker Murdoch, Adam Logan, Aaron Wilmot, Declan Welsby, Phil Wilson, Ross (cant spell his last name), Jake Marshal, Charles Myatt, Tom Shimmin, Graham Anderson, Christopher Simpson and Freddy Lusk. WU TANG SHAUN.
School, work, not working or other occupation ?
Im a Jeweller by Trade but Ive also taught primary school for three years. Currently im doing whatevers going to get by. If anyone has has work hit me up, I need a Job.
How is a normal day looking for you ?
wake up early, have a coffee, watch some skating or A Closer Look, Procrastinate for an hour or two, go meet up with friends, skate, skate, skate, beer, beer, beer, skate some more, maybe a bar or wonderland, beer, bike home, beer, hang out with my Girlfriend, beer, sleep like a baby.
Tell us how a good long weekend is looking for you
Everyday feels like the weekend, so same as previous answer but add in a few more drinks.
Any new projects or missions 2018, you wanna talk about ?
Make a video part with an Arnold Schwarzenegger voice over, Write a speech for my brothers wedding, try get to Switzerland for the LAX contest.
What are you planing for this Fall and winter 2018-19 ?
Get better at skating Wonderland, go home and see my family and friends, try get to Budapest in January with my girlfriend, keep warm.through the Danish winter.
Who are you hanging out with at the moment ?
anyone thats willing to put up with me, mainly Freddy Lusk.
Who and what is your motivation at the moment ?
Last country you visited ? and what happened there ? Italy with my girlfriend, friends and their new baby. had great food, drank a lot of wine,skinny dipping, changed nappies.
What was the last gnarly thing you witnessed ?
James (yeppa_dm) taking the Wonderland roll-in switch on a mini toy board. Its on my Instagram page, best thing ive seen all year. Yeppaaaaaaaaaa.
What was the last item you bought ?
Bose speaker so i can play disco ALL DAY LONG.
What do you do besides skateboarding, do you have other hobbies, other interests ?
BBQ all day
What is your to go to restaurant, you wanna share ?
When you cook food, what do you cook ?
I love cooking mexican
Whats your top 3 favorite drinks ?
cold beer, full beer, free beer. Red wine at the right time.
How do you see the future of skateboarding ?
hopefully more skaters like GT AND Oski
Who do we need to interview on the lodge ?
Mark Burrows, Freddy Lusk and Ruari Britee-Steer
Wanna share a spicy story ?
Sitting at wonderland years ago minding my own business and Rune wonder grabs me and says were taking a walk. If you know Rune then youll know I was lke shit where you taking me. We walk round the back of pusher street and hes like “get your gun out”, im like what?? He puts my hand into the shape of a gun (not a real gun) and he does the same with his hand. Then hes like ok we gona rob these guys right now. So we jump into the tent full of pushers and he makes me take all this shit, weed, hash , pre rolls . He grabs a bunch of stuff too. The whole time the dudes in the tent are just looking real pissed off. I thought i might die but its a cool story. We rolled back to wonder and i gave everything to the homies and got the hell out of there. I found out the next day Rune was just punkin me and he knew those guys in the tent. Hes had my back ever since. Love you dog!
Last words, did we miss anything ?
Shout out to the Shredders Lodge, always been a fan! Thanks to Russ Hall for the photos, Shout out to my girlfriend Rebecca,my family and all my friends. PSTONEFOREVER!