Lodge Guest, Jesse Thomas
Where do you currently live and where are you from ?
Im from a miniscule village in England called Blankney.. population of about 7…
Tell us a little bit about your past ?
Fuck, where to start. I lived all over the place growing up but i spent a great deal of my life in a seaside town in england.
Why skateboarding ? How did it start for you ?
Theres something special about skateboarding, it has this odd ability to bring all kinds of people from all walks of life together. As someone who was very much an outsider growing up, until oneday my Mum took me too this little park and i found a sense of belonging. Haha i know how clichè that sounds.
What size set up, wheels & trucks do you currently ride ?
Right now im rolling on a: Blank 8.5, vibronic 58/54 mm wheels, 149’s with some Etnies atop.
Do you have any setup rituals, we need to know about ?
I’m learning Japanese so I’ll spray my grip with a kanji character. Right now I’ve got 愛 .
Any sponsors ?
Yeah, im lucky enough to be supported by: 90 the original, Etnies, 187 pads, Triple 8, Sprayground and Vibronic wheels.
What kind of skateboarding do you prefer ?
I like transition, anything from a Vert to a Miniramp or something quirky!
Do you have a great skate spot in your home town you can recommend ?
Not really, that is until my dad built me little miniramp in the backyard! I have no idea how many hours i have invested on that thing.
Who is your favorite skateboarders, under and over 30 ?
Thats tough! Under 30 it has to be Alex Perelson and Jim Langran. Over 30 Alphonso Rawls and Tony Hawk will always be a great source of inspiration!
School, work, not working or other occupation ?
Im planing to go back to school soon, Potentially to study psychiatry. As for other occupations I do the odd bit of modelling work and make dresses.
How is a normal day looking for you ?
I do my best to wake up early, ill study for an hour then ill work out. After that Ill probably make some lunch, hit up some homies and figure out where the sessions going to be that day. Ideally skate some vert or a spot somewhere. Finsh up skating, grab some food and hang out with friends before doing it all again.
Tell us how a good long great weekend should look for you
The fundermentals of a great weekend it always some good friends and a good session! Just like vert attack shich is right around the corner!
Any big plans for 2019 ?
Right now im trying to film a part, its just a slow process!
Who are you hanging out with at the moment ?
Ive been moving around a lot recently! Its been rad to get the chance to chill with so many diffent faces!
Who and what is your motivation at the moment ?
My motivation has always been the same. I love the process of figuring out something new, theres no better feeling than when that thing your trying clicks and starts to make sense!
Last country you visited ? and what happened there ?
Holland! Theres a contest there called halfpipe horror, always a great time! Especially when the red car gets involved… if you know you know.
What was the last gnarly thing you witnessed ?
My friend Rowan, who’s a street skater, came to skate vert with me and was sending and putting down 5’s immediately! That was sick to watch!
What was the last item you bought ?
Skatewise, probably a deck! Last thing in general.. i think a burrito.
What do you do besides skateboarding, do you have other hobbies, other interests ?
Aside from skating I spend a lot of my time making avant-garde, origami inspired dresses and learning Japanese.
What is your to go to restaurant, you wanna share ?
Anywhere that sells poke! That stuff is the most fire!
When you cook food, what do you cook ?
Ive been on pretty big baking trip recently from pies to strange looking macarons. If its savoury im probablt making someting involving fish, thats a favourite of mine.
Whats your top 3 favorite drinks ?
Water, kombicha, G&T
How do you see the future of skateboarding ?
Im pretty hopeful for skateboarding, its being viewed with more posotive connotations all over the world!
Who do we need to interview on the lodge ?
the first people thah came to mind already had intervies ergo, you guys are killing it！
Do you ever think about a future with no skateboarding ?
Haha, i try not to! Id be worried i’d lose my mind a little bit without it.
Last words, thank yous, other, did we miss anything ?
The thanks always goes out to my family natural and extended for the support ❤️