We first became familiar with Marcus Vik’s skating through Martin Ström’s DAZE clips which provided a monthly update on the Oslo skate scene. Since then Marcus has been travelling a fair bit, made the move to the Norwegian adidas team and joined the gym! Marcus suggested getting something together for the site and of course we were more than happy to oblige, so here’s your opportunity to get familiar with the man himself.
Photos: Vi Duc Truong & Kevin Marquez
Where in Norway are you from?
I am basically from Oslo haha, although I don’t live there. I grew up a little outside of Oslo in a place called Bærum. I still live home, since I can’t stay at one place for a long amount of time. I try to save all my money to travel and skate. Oslo is the sickest place to live in Norway I think, every skate event or video premiere happens here.
When did you start skating and what inspired you to do so?
I think I was around 10 years old when I got my first proper board. My friends in my street had already got one and I was so hyped to have my own. I really don’t know why we started (laughs) I guess it was cool to skate. We were three friends, and I just kept skating every day. I still skate with the homies I grew up skating with, couldn’t be more stoked on the Daze crew.
What were the spots like in your hometown? Were there many local skaters to bring you up?
Since I grew up in this little place we didn’t really have that many spots. But we always skated the sidewalk,everyday! (laughs) That was all we skated for 2 years until we discovered there was a skatepark 10 minutes from our houses.
Alek Østereng was always shredding. I remember I was just a little kid when he did smith grinds and feebles down handrails, stoked to still skate with him now.