Johanna Juzelius and I got to know each other when we were around 13, 14 years old. I grew up in the southern part of Sweden, outside of Malmö, and she grew up in a suburb of Gothenburg. The first time we met was at a skate camp at Bryggeriet in Malmö, where we would skate all night and eat caffeine pills to skate way past bedtime and fall asleep in our sleeping bags in some sort of indoor camping arrangement. One time, I went to visit her and we skated the streets around the area where they lived, and she showed me heavy metal music videos on her computer. I thought she was cool, she was really different from anyone I’d ever met in my hometown. Throughout the years, we have met here and there, but three years ago, I moved to Gothenburg and, since then, we’ve gotten to know each other much better. She is a really great person and a really great skateboarder, so I thought you should meet her.
Maybe professional ice skating. It is really pretty and quite similar to skating. A little more dancing to it. And a little faster, too.
Maybe Enya. Or some epic melodic metal like Nightwish. [laughs]
I think it was two weeks ago.
Somewhere in the woods.
I don’t listen to the lyrics but melodic-wise: Only Time by Enya. Or Caribbean Blue. I listened to that a lot recently.
Coffee. And sunshine. And maybe a nice text from someone. Just some simple things that I like.
I don’t know. Last time I watched TV, I got rather stressed. So maybe something not so stressful. More nature channels without commercials. I liked Planet Earth. It’s exciting and calm. TV nowadays is really fast-paced.
Probably India or California.
“Can you do a kickflip?” is a common annoying skater question. But it’s not that bad. I don’t get that many annoying questions. Maybe I get annoyed, but I can drop it later, so I don’t remember.
The Malmö trip I did with you and our friends recently. It felt good.
I like to have time. I like to prepare, like, sit and talk to my friends, drink coffee, warm up for an hour or something. Then skate around, do some creative tricks, maybe an easy spot and then go to a bigger spot. Good weather. Friends. Lots of time. A mission maybe.
Yeah, it’s there. I like to push it. But without pressure, just when I feel like it.
Um, I don’t know.
Yeah, I can imitate animals or heavy metal singers – if you consider that impressive. But I’m not thinking about it that much. I guess I can do a lot of impressive things without knowing about it.
One foots and kickflips. My favorite tricks. So they feel good.
Don’t snake in the skatepark. Just kidding. Be nice. Or something like that. Yeah, be nice.
Do animals count? I saved a little rabbit in Malmö. A cat was biting in its neck and I was chasing it till it let go.
[Black metal voice] Inferno!
I’d wish a wolf or something. But my friends say more like a rabbit. Maybe a baby rabbit.
I had a really good day earlier this month. That would be nice to have. Maybe not everything. I was at the Tivoli, having fun. No, that’s not so fun to watch for others probably. Just for me. Maybe when I did the trick with you. I was happy that day, so that was nice. Maybe also some moment in the forest. I don’t know.
I don’t regret anything, I think.
It’s hard to describe yourself. For my skateboarding, of course. Maybe for being funny or having a positive attitude.
Ollie down a ten stair. It’s horrible.