Six of the Best… With Micael Lundmark

[Photo: Peter Lundström.]

Having announced himself by winning the inaugural Billabong Junior Pro in 2004, Micael Lundmark is another product of the Swedish style academy. Living in close proximity to senior snapper Lundström means he’s often called upon to get wicked for Peter’s latest off-the-cuff hairbrained scheme – see last season’s Photo Annual cover and this season’s ‘Thanks for the Music’ feature for example – and when not dressing up as a spaceman and pulling rocket airs he’s stepping up in the BC, parks and jibs of the world. We caught up with Micael in Kicking Horse, Canada and, tweaked knee or no tweaked knee, hit him with Six of the Best.

Six of the Best…

…Spots to shred?
- Snowpark NZ
- Kläppen
- Åre
- Mammoth
- Hemavan/Tärnaby
- Vitberget

…Riders of all time?
- Craig Kelly
- Terje Haakonsen
- Ingemar Backman
- Travis Rice
- Nicolas Müller
- David Benedek

…Experiences on your snowboard?
- Got buried in an avalanche last season (not a good experience but there you go).
- 1st place in Billabong Junior Pro 2004, felt good was one of the first big events I did.
- That going in the backcountry is not as easy as it looks, and it’s a lot of work!
- The Olympics (not sure if it was a good or bad one, had a lot of bad luck that trip).
- Learning some new stuff always feels good.
- Going to new countries is always a nice experience.

…Chat up lines?
- I saw a flower this morning, and I thought it was the most beautiful thing I’ve seen until I laid my eyes upon you.
- God must be crying because when I see you I realize that he must have lost one of his most beautiful angels.
- Hey, I lost my number. Can I have yours?
- Hello. Your clothes would look good in a pile beside my bed.
- Was your dad a thief? Because he most have stolen all the stars from heaven and put them in your eyes.
- Do you believe in love at first sight, or should I walk by one more time?

…Films ever?
- The Godfather
- Stoned
- Scarface
- Old School
- The Big Lebowski
- Anchorman

…Hangover cures?
- Shower
- Food
- Cola or Pepsi
- Brush your teeth
- Headache painkillers
- Beer

…Tricks?
- Frontside 3
- Switch backside 5
- Frontside 7
- Backflip
- Alley-oop in the pipe
- Frontside 180

…Tunes on your iPod?
- Mötley Crüe – Primal Scream
- D.A.D – Laugh and a Half
- Psycho Derby – Raise the Stakes
- The Rolling Stones
- The Doors
- Guns ‘N’ Roses – Sweet Child of Mine

…Ways to kill time?
- Listen to music
- Call friends or your girlfriend
- Internet if it is possible
- Eat food
- Daydreaming
- Gossip magazines

…Video parts?
- David Benedek – Afterbang
- Travis Parker – Afterbang
- JP Solberg – Afterbang
- Gus Engle – Patchwork Patterns
- Shane Flood – Who Cares
- Travis Rice – More

…Places for vacation?
- At home
- Roadtrips in Sweden are always fun
- LA is cool
- New Zealand is a sick country
- Grand Canaria
- Thailand maybe?

…Ways to get sponsored?
- Do well at contests.
- Try to get some good connections, if you have that it’s a good shortcut.
- Make a movie with you and send to sponsors
- Be humble, don’t go to a team manager and claim you are the best ever.
- Write a mail and tell them what you done in your career so far.
- Ride good and people will notice you and you will get hooked up.

…Sweders to watch out for?
- Andreas Gidlund
- Kevin Bäckström
- Nils Arvidsson
- Jonathan Nilsson
- Mattias Nyberg
- Kristoffer Hultgren

Name: Micael Lundmark
Age: 21
Date of Birth: 27-09-86
Nationality: Swedish
Hometown: Skellefteå
Sponsors: Rossignol
Board of Choice: Rossignol Decoy
Boots: Rossignol Jeremey Jones
Bindings: HC 2000
Outerwear: Rossignol
Goggles: Rossignol

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