Lodge Guest, Valdemar Okkels Madsen

Photo: Jonas Normann


Where do you currently live and where are you from ?

Currently Jelling, from Egtved, Denmark

Tell us a little bit about your past ? I had a nice upbringing in a small town with farmerkids and such as classmates. Had a confused time being teenager and moved from home to Silkeborg. When I got older I had a rough time. Now it’s all chill.

Why skateboarding ? How did it start for you ?

Seeing the cool kids from my first boardingschool being able to heelflip and ollie down small stairs, I had to get a board of my own.

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

8.25, 52mm, 147 trucks

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

Gripped my last board with a plastic knife, as I didn’t have a proper one

Any sponsors ?

Thank you MOM

What kind of skateboarding do you prefer ?

The goofy kind

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

Well, take a look near the indoor swimmingpool in Egtved. There would be something skateable atm

Who is your favorite skateboarders, under and over 30 ?

Under 30 is my m8, Andre Suarez Schou aka El GATO, aka El Matador. Over 30 is a guy called Rune. Same goes for fave vertskater (André) and fave street (Rune)

School, work, not working or other occupation ?

School, learning how to teach


Ollie over the box, Photo: Thomas Tsang Mortensen

How is a normal day looking for you ?

I go to sleep at 00:30 – sleep – 07.10 wake up – do morningrituals and coffee – bike – 08:30 be in class – learn – 15:30 feel like a free man – get home – read homework – hit the song – play fifa 19 – maybe hear another song – go to bed

Tell us how a good long great weekend should look for you




Blaster, Photo: Niklas Due


Any big plans for 2019 ?

Yeah, going on a safari on swedish lakes and rivers

Who are you hanging out with at the moment ?

André Schou

Who and what is your motivation at the moment ?

Being able to relate to people around me

Last country you visited ? and what happened there ?

Germany buying beer

What was the last gnarly thing you witnessed ?

Skateboarding in rain

What was the last item you bought ?

Two junkyard decks

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

Football, playing games like cards and yatzy and checking out ladies, unable to make the move, haha

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

Nope, just the kebabsandwich in Vejle, Denmark  from Kebab House

When you cook food, what do you cook ?

Frozen pizza, does it count? I can cook, but I am not willing to do it.

Whats your top 3 favorite drinks ?

Water, coffee, beer

How do you see the future of skateboarding ?

It’s gonna be HUUUUUGE when they skate the wall of Mexico in the future

Who do we need to interview on the lodge ?

My Homeboy Bob from Vejle, Denmark

Last words, thank yous, other, did we miss anything ?


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