Lodge Guest, Mats Hilmer


Where do you currently live and where are you from ?

I was born in Odense, Denmark an hour and half from Copenhagen,  i’ve lived there all my life

Why skateboarding ? How did it start for you ?

I’ve always looked up to my brother Freddy, so when I saw him skate at our local mini-ramp, I just naturally followed him. It’s been 14 years now, and I still love every single session.

What size set up, wheels & trucks do you currently ride ?

8.25 deck – 52mm. wheels – 147 trucks

Do you have any setup rituals, we need to know about ?

Nah not really

Any sponsors ?

Enuff Skateboards and Skatepro

What kind of skateboarding do you prefer ?

Street skating for sure – I’ve always thought it’s so much cooler to be able to skate what ever’s around you, rather than a park made for skating

Do you have a skate spot in your home town you can recommend ?

We have a pretty dope long 4 stair right next to the train station. Other than that, there’s not really anything worth mentioning – all the good old spots have been blocked by café tables and whatnot

Who is your favorite skateboarders ?

I’ve always liked Mike Mo Capaldi – I saw his part in “Fully Flared” when I was 11, and the fact that he was 16 just blew my mind – He’s such a loveable guy aswell

School, work, not working or other occupation ?

Im going to a sound design school next year, so at the moment i’m just working at a gas station to pay my rent haha

How is a normal day looking for you ?

Wake up, take a shower, go to work, skate, watch netflix the rest of the day haha

Tell us how a good long weekend is looking for you

Going out with my friends Friday, ordering food when i’m hungover Saturday and skate Sunday


Tre flip – shot in Santa Monica back in 2014 by Jono Aguilar

Any new projects or missions 2018, you wanna talk about ?

Finding a filmer in Odense is almost impossible, so unfortunately, I don’t think i’m gonna be throwing out a part any time soon. I guess i’m just gonna skate around and have a good time as usual

What are you planing for this Fall and winter 2018-19 ?

I’m hopefully visiting my brother in California, if I have the money!

Who are you hanging out with at the moment ?

Everybody at my local skate park are super cool, so i guess whoever’s around!

Who and what is your motivation at the moment ?

Kind of an odd one, but at the moment it’s Leandre Sanders – You literally can’t see when he’s skating switch, and it really makes me wanna step up my switch game

Last country you visited ? and what happened there ?

Sweden – Went to see The vans park series

What was the last gnarly thing you witnessed ?

Oskar Rozenbergs kickflip in his winning run in Malmö – Absolutely insane

What was the last item you bought ?

A new watch i think

What do you do besides skateboarding, do you have other hobbies, other interests ?

I’ve been playing guitar most of my life, so I spend an hour or two on that every day aswell.

What is your to go to restaurant, you wanna share ?

A Hereford Beefstouw – Would eat there every single day if I could

When you cook food, what do you cook ?

I’m so bad in a kitchen, so my roomie always cooks, and I do the dishes haha

Whats your top 3 favorite drinks ?

Kickflip, back smith and hardflip

How do you see the future of skateboarding ?

Watching how skateboarding has progressed since I started is mad – The bar is rising every day

Who do we need to interview on the lodge ?

I don’t know if it’s gonna be useful at all, but get Mathias Bach on here – that guy is the funniest man alive

Do you ever think about a future with no skateboarding ?

Yea, truly awful

Last words, did we miss anything ?

Thanks for having me haha

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