Who’s in the Bad Plans crew?
Originally myself, Sigurd Lindquist and Kristoffer Lerånd, but we welcome all homies.
How did you get to know each other and how long have you all been snowboarding together?
Sigurd and Kriss have been snowboarding together since birth – they grew up in a little farm village just outside of Trondheim, close to Vassfjellet. I grew up on the complete other side of town and met the boys riding Vassfjellet when we were like 14-years-old, I think. Sigurd and Kriss went off to a weird snowboard school at 16, both dropped out after two years and we have been riding together ever since.
Where do you mainly ride? Where’s your local hill?
Vassfjellet, but sadly that place has been slowly dying the last five years. So we have spent a lot of time hiking in Huken. But this year things are changing in Trondheim: our good homie Karlsen is taking over a small hill up at Gråkallen (few 100m from Huken) and it’s going to be the best rail park Norway has ever seen.
When did you decide you could start putting things out, and what motivated you to do so?
We love watching and making edits, and we have always posted shit, way before we came up with Bad Plans. It's pretty much all we want to do. There is no future for us in school or normal society.
Where does the name Bad Plans come from?
It comes from several fuck ups due to lack of time, resources and brain cells through the years of trying to create stuff. We couldn’t find any better way to describe ourselves as a crew.
Who does what in the your crew?
Everybody films, but the homie Greggen has helped us out a lot with the street filming this past year. I do the editing and the business shit, Sigurd does all the graphics and Kriss makes patches and embroiders clothes that we sell for a small profit.
What do you think about social media in snowboarding? Is it easier to get noticed now, or harder?
It’s a great marketing tool that makes it more of a fair game. There are a lot sick clips posted daily, but I would rather see some of those shots rapped in a good edit instead of just floating around on social media for a day or two, because we’ll go back to the edits. I also think it’s easier to get noticed, but harder to be remembered. Rad shit will be recognized, though. But it’s sad to see when wack stuff gets backed with tons of money. Then again, different shit appeals to different people, so who are we to judge? Public announcement: stop posting the banger from your edit before the edit drops.
Do you have any set schedule with your edits? If not do you plan to in the future?
No, it’s like we go on trips when we are able to take time off work and then we make an edit from the place we visit, while trying to get street shots when we are home. Future plans is just to get better at filming and push more proper content – we don’t want to waste your time on the internet.
Tell us a little bit about the movie you’ll release this autumn. Is it the first you’ve done?
It’s the first street project we are pushing through Bad Plans. We have made some street shit before, but wouldn’t call that movies. Actually, I would barely call this one a movie, hence the title SHMOVIE (shit movie).
What was the main goal of you guys putting your videos online?
Just doing what we love, hopefully figure out a way to survive in snowboarding one day and inspire the youth. Which is kinda difficult when the only two snowboard websites we have in Norway are complete shit and haven’t posted any of our edits...
What keeps you hyped to keep making edits and movies?
We share a common vision and we’re filming progression among best friends. That’s cool. It’s been a real struggle to make it happen at times, but somehow we can’t stop doing it.
Who inspired you dudes when you were younger? Which crews or movie productions where you looking at?
Videograss will always be number 1 – Justin Meyer is a fuckin' genius! Think Thank has also been a huge influence growing up. Ducksjen was the realest thing out of Norway and we still pray for a third sequel.
Who inspires you now? Either individual riders or crews.
The list of inspirational riders is long and I can’t answer for Sigurd and Kriss, so won’t even go into that. But will give a shout out to some crews for doing good: 1817, Yawgoons, Strange Brew, Rendered Useless, The Impaler, Postland, Wyld Instinct, Put It In The Bowl, Snackbreak, 292crew and almost every Canadian crew. The Canadians are crazy!
Does Jah pay the bills? Or snowboarding? Or dishwashing?
I'm working full-time as a warehouse manager, Sigurd is working part-time as a gas delivery guy and Kriss has been working some hours at a “board"shop here in Trondheim.
Do you have anything on the cards for the coming winter?
This season we are quitting our jobs so we’ll have time to produce the shit we want. We are going to start this season off with a Murica vacation and we’ll be back home early January to start filming street. GråkallParken is coming in heavy. There will be park edits, but the main focus will be a proper movie project.
What four advices would you give to a crew just starting out?
- Help a brotha out
- Be a fool, quit school
- Don’t rush it, always flush it
- Get your money straight, snowboarding is fuckin expensive.