Lodge Guest, Kristofer Hallgren

Pop shut, photo @nils

Where do you currently live and where are you from ?

Im from Kalmar, Sweden. Live in Malmö since like 5 years. Its ok here. A pretty Baltic vibe…

Tell us a little bit about your past ?

Grew up and started to skate in Kalmar around 97. Then I lived in Stockholm for while (The bigger the boy, the bigger the city). Lived in Malaga for some time which was great for skating. Recently graduated from 3 years of nursing studies at the university.

Why skateboarding ? How did it start for you ?

It looked nice and the skaters looked way cooler and funnier than everything else. I saw some guy did a flip bs 50/50 at the train train station. Mom and dad said I could choose between a skateboard or a tenis racket. Easy choise!

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

Sour board 8,25, bones wheels 52mm, Thunder 149. A grippy Griptape and some bolts I got from @spengan. Nike Sb blazer low on my feet.

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

No not really. I flex a lot when it comes to setup. It’s nice to try something else once in a while. I’m sizing up to 53mm wheels right now! I try to stay away from fabric prints on grip tape.

Any sponsors ?

Yes, I’m euro-pru! Sour Solution, Nike SB, Street Lab and Post Details. Skate pimps in Sweden helps me out with bones wheels and thunder trucks. Much appreciated!

What kind of skateboarding do you prefer ?

The type of skateboarding that my friends do.

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

Not really. But “Svampen” in Malmö is great. Malmö got a new spot coming updith imported ledges from Love Park, looking forward to that!

Who is your favorite skateboarders, under and over 30 ?

Hmm, under 30 it’s all kids at sour solution and Tiago Lemos. Over 30 it’s the old Sour boys.

School, work, not working or other occupation ?

Just started to work as a nurse at a rehabilitation clinic for opioid addiction.

 

 

Front pop / Photo @nolliecrooks

 

How is a normal day looking for you ?

Wake up like 10min too late. Go to work/school, eat, try to skate, eat, play BF5, eat and sleep. Not to much action on the weekdays…

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

Sleep as loong as I want. Eat good food all weekend, get one trick on film, do a new trick and party with girlfriend and family/friends.

 

Fs flip / photo @boonphotography

 

Any big plans for 2019 ?

Skateboarding come back season all year! Do some snorkeling somewhere there’s fish in the sea.

Who are you hanging out with at the moment ?

Girlfriend and Malmö skaters. Hanging out with the sour team when i can.

 

 

 

 

Who and what is your motivation at the moment ?

I get motivated when everybody is on fire. A session with friends. Also being free of knee pain gets me motivated to skate!

Last country you visited ? and what happened there ?

Spain for the Sour Solution II premiere! Party and seeing good friends! Skated Sants!

What was the last gnarly thing you witnessed ?

The Sour Solution II premiere!

What was the last item you bought ?

Dipp for my chips

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

Working and playing video games. Hanging out with Baby-Baby. Cooking food but prefer to eat it.

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

Asian House, Malmö. Always an experience and life-hammer to visit!

When you cook food, what do you cook ?

Soups. Caribbean rice. Pancakes. Stews. Everything that’s good!

Whats your top 3 favorite drinks ?

water, slivovice and coffee

How do you see the future of skateboarding ?

2 camps. One extremely sporty and instagrammy and one “making skate videos”.

Who do we need to interview on the lodge ?

Daniel Spängs or Simon (loop man)Isaksson.

Do you ever think about a future with no skateboarding ?

Yeah, when Im 65 and retired and just eat and snorkeling all day.

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

Be kind to each other. Come by Malmö and skate any time soon.

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