[Tor and his rig. Photo: Cyril Mueller]
As one half of the BYNDXMDLS duo, Tor Lundström has become one of the most ubiquitous Euroboarders of the digital age thanks to his and Kevin Bäckström’s wildly popular web series that’s been blazing the pipes over the last couple years. This year, the boys decided to go back to the future, save the most bang-worth bangers, and dropped their first proper movie, Vacation Forever, on October 26. This Swedish stallion is one solid, powerful rider with the grace of a big cat, so with the movie dropped and him finally off the premiere tour party bus we took the opportunity to get the nitty gritty on the hardware that Tiger Tor gets busy on…
Bataleon Goliath + / €529.99
What’s the most important thing you look for in a board?
I like to try to always ride the same board because I’m too lazy change it if I want to ride rails or jumps or whatever. I like a board that works for everything. I like a pretty stiff board with a lot of pop.
So, for you then, that sums up the Goliath + pretty well?
Yeah, pretty much! The Goliath is quite stiff, has lots of pop and it’s a good board for park, pow, rails, jumps… it’s just a really good all-round board that gives you a lot of response.
What benefits do you feel the Freestyle 3BT giving you?
Yeah, for sure. I feel like I don’t think about it any more, but I remember the first week I was riding the boards I really felt the difference. The difference is the edge engages a tiny, tiny, tiny bit later – it’s still there and just as effective – but it means it’s harder to catch an edge and it’s in a way more playful. That’s why I like to ride 3BT with a pretty stiff board, because it means you can ride an aggressive board and at the same time it’s playful in a way.
Where would you put it on the stiffness scale, if 1 is a long night of gassy beer followed by a fumble with the last girl on the dancefloor and 10 is Viagra-fuelled bedroom bossanova with Pamela Anderson in her prime?
Haha. Maybe a seven.