Welcome to the Dannie Carlsen interview! Off the back of Dannie receiving a colourway from his shoe sponsor Globe, the first Dane since Rune Glifberg to get a shoe with his name on (we think…). Read on for a little glimpse into Dannie’s world…
Photos: Jais Vohansen
How’s the Danish winter been treating you?
It’s been okay, at the start of the winter I broke three of my toes so it hasn’t really bothered me since I had to heal up. I guess i was kind of lucky in a way…
How did the colourway come about, must have been a nice surprise?
To be honest I don’t know how it came about, but I was stoked and I’m still stoked!
What was it like growing up CPH & the Wonderland bowl?
I didn’t really start skating Wonderland until i was about 17 or so. From around 14 to 17, CPH Skatepark was the main place for me. When I hit 17 I realised how awesome the ramp at Wonderland was plus it was, and still is, really close to where I live so I took advantage of that.
Where in Copenhagen did you grow up?
I grew up in Amager, it’s right next to Christiania
Is it true that when you were a kid you’d do a hundred blunt kick flips back to back to clear your head?
No that was actually Alexander Risvad who did around 500 blunt fakies or something in a row, back in the CPH Skate Park. I wanted to see how many blunt flips I could do in a row and made it to 50…
“I wanted to see how many blunt flips I could do in a row and made it to 50…”
Did you grow up around Nicky Guerrero, how influential was that in terms of your skateboarding if so?
I didn’t really grow up around Nicky, I didn’t really get to know him until I was around 17, I knew a little about him. The two skaters I was looking up to when I was young were Chris Larson and Marius Martaeng who I thought were sick and amazing skaters.