Lodge Guest, Tony Hesse
Where do you currently live and where are you from ?
Tell us a little bit about your past ?
Started skating when I was 11 years old and then continued almost without any break.
Why skateboarding ? How did it start for you ?
It became popular in Sweden and I thought it looked cooler than sports like soccer.
What size set up, wheels & trucks do you currently ride ?
8.94 board on my own brand Cash skateboards. I use mini logo wheels 58 mm, 97A. Thunder trucks 151 light.
Do you have any setup rituals, we need to know about ?
When I prepare and put on my protective gear I always start with the right knee.
Any sponsors ?
My mum and dad. A long time ago I had some sponsors who gave me gears (Streetstyle).
What kind of skateboarding do you prefer ?
Do you have a skate spot in your home town you can recommend ?
Norrköping. I am the manager of a skatehall here in my town called “Ladan”.
Who is your favorite skateboarders ?
Lill-Perrre Viking, Mikael “slappo” Adolfsson, T-Mag and of course Steve Caballero
School, work, not working or other occupation ?
Yes I work as manager for the skatepark and also manufacture and sell boards and equipment (Cash and MInd skateboards, and also Viking hardware).
How is a normal day looking for you ?
I have a small kid and start work at the skatepark after lunch and also manage the outdoor skatepark in the summertime.
Tell us how a good long weekend is looking for you
I like resting and stay home with my family. I also like spending time in Thailand where I own a house.
Any new projects or missions 2018, you wanna talk about ?
I would like to rebuild the indoor skatepark here.
What are you planing for this Fall and winter 2018-19 ?
Same here. Only hoping for funding.
Who are you hanging out with at the moment ?
My friends and family.
Who and what is your motivation at the moment ?
To create a good skate scene here in Norrköping
Last country you visited ? and what happened there ?
Spain and visited a skate factory.
What was the last gnarly thing you witnessed ?
A really talented young guy here Anton Myhrvold.
What was the last item you bought ?
Titus skateboard Hans Jacobsson “Puttis” pro model.
What do you do besides skateboarding, do you have other hobbies, other interests ?
Collecting vintage skateboards and listening to punk music.
What is your to go to restaurant, you wanna share ?
When you cook food, what do you cook ?
Whats your top 3 favorite drinks ?
Beer, beer, beer
How do you see the future of skateboarding ?
I fear that is it becoming a sport for the rich. Hope it will keep its soul.
Who do we need to interview on the lodge ?
Gerhard Andersson who is a long time friend. We wrote a book together on the history of skateboarding in Norrköping.
Last words, did we miss anything ?