Fun on wheels - Tue Jun 28 22:00:00 UTC+0000 2011
I've had fun on wheels most of my life. On one or two wheels that is. This weekend I will be in Stockholm to check out crazy guys on four wheels. I'm going to a soap box race on steroids, the Red Bull Lådbilsrally on Sunday!
I've checked some of the team videos. They're hilarous!
VIDEO - Sörfors Riders
VIDEO - The Hanks
VIDEO - Army of Love
Bikebrand swap answer - Sun Feb 13 23:00:00 UTC+0000 2011
First of all fun to see that so many people wrote and were comitted about my bikebrand switch. Off course many people dont like the switch we are humans we dont like changes. Sorry for being very passive on that subject, it´s been a sensitive one for me aswell with 5 years on the same brand, and a good cooperation with Ns for sure. As many of you said specialized is a bigger brand that could lead to more money and more exposure. But to be honest I have reached a point in biking where I dont care about money and exposure I just want to do what I love. And that is riding loads on a bike that I love.
I have to be honest with you, when I started talking to Specialized I wasn´t to sure about the P3 either I mean what do a big company like that know about geometri and stuff and why listen to me? But I must say I was totally wrong the frame works great, some said that my crash on whitestyle was the new bikes fault and I really wish I could blame the bike but I cant it was only me braking to much for the last jump. And notice that it wasn´t the frame I broke on whitestyle, actually I was lying that I bent my fork aswell it was only the chain and I thought it was the fork that I bent because my bar was slow to move, but it was just the different parts on the headset that moved.
Well back to topic, One of my goals in mountainbiking is to make the perfect bike, and guess what Specialized have given me the opportunity to do that. You might say that I could have done that before, but it is not the whole truth, first of all I have realized that why not make my frames in aluminium? Feels stiffer and are lighter, 2 things I want for my dreamframe. The second thing I didn´t even think of before is that Specialized allready have engineer that have been working to get the best and lightest road/ XC bikes for many years, they have so many good ideas how to make my frame the best without reducing the stiffness.
I have to end this up with saying that I am honored that such a respected and big brand is listening to a 20 year old Swede how to make their bikes even better. And when I told you before that Specialized have given me the opportunity to make my dream bike, I wasn´t lying I heard a small bird whisper in my ear that we might see an signature bike/frame out on the market in not to long.
Wow hope I didn´t say to much now, getting an angry letter tomorrow that I have destroyed their marketing plan, well f.....ck it have to keep my friends and fans posted;D
Away from keyboard and many things going on! - Sat Jan 22 23:00:00 UTC+0000 2011
Sorry that I’ve been afk on my homepage latelly, there has been a whole lot going on. I landed on my face in the foampit and tweaked my neck pretty good so haven’t been riding for 2 weeks. Perfect timing before whitestyle, but it will probably work out good at least it’s on snow so I will feel like home. I went to Egypt to rest my neck for 1 week which was sweet to get some sun!
You know what I got a new bike sponsor!!! After 5 years on Ns-bikes it was time to move on to a bigger brand. We separated as friends and are happy for the successful years and everything we have given each other. Hopefully you will still see me riding Ns products and the lovely signature grips of mine=)
I am honoured to be a part of the Specialized family, it has always been a brand and a team I have looked up to. It feels sweet to be on a aluminium bike again so can’t wait for the season to start!
Here´s the press realease if anyone missed it
Big day for Sweden - Sun Dec 12 23:00:00 UTC+0000 2010
Poc and me have had 3 successful year together and today I am more then happy to announce that we have signed another 3 years together! I went to stockholm to meet up with them last week and the product development looks great! I love the new kneeguards and the new gloves feels sick for dirt,slopestyle riding!
I think the signature helmet ended up amazing aswell here is a shoot of it if you havent seen it
- Sun Dec 12 23:00:00 UTC+0000 2010
The winter came to fast - Sun Dec 12 23:00:00 UTC+0000 2010
Starting to get a bit sick of the winter, 10 cm of snow and -7 is not what you want to wake up to when you wanna ride your bike.
MMmmmmm Summer! http://www.pinkbike.com/video/87105/
Hafjell - Fri Oct 1 22:00:00 UTC+0000 2010
Just got back from an awesome weekend in Hafjell with my students from the biking gymnasium, was great to get back there haven´t been there since ADOT in 2009. The dirtjumps was great as always and the bikepark was even better then before. For everyone that haven´t been there go for it you will not regret it! Next week...end I will shoot with Mattias Fredriksson in Järvsö looking forward to that!
Recovering - Sat Sep 11 22:00:00 UTC+0000 2010
As many of you allready have heard I am not going to rampage. It´s been a loooong season with many comps and I just feel done with competiting for this year. My shoulders are not what they use to be either after the big crashes in whistler so I will just build my muscles up again and look forward to a new season next year!
When speaking about recovering I really have to thank my relative and physiotherapist Nikola Tramontana at www.formhuset.se in knivsta. Without them I wouldn´t be able to have the tight schedule with all the competitions during the summer because I would be injured way more.
For all swedes if you have problem with your body go there they make miracles.
Eurobike done for this year and season pretty much done - Sat Sep 11 22:00:00 UTC+0000 2010
Back from Germany for the last time this year. Had a great Eurobike as always always nice to meet all sponsors and friends to say thank you for another great season. A lot of kids came to the signing sessions at the Poc stand and the Ns stand which was cool. A whole lot of new cool products from my partners comming out next year cant wait to get them!
The dirtjump competition was fun managed to win it for the second year in a row, was great to end the year with a good result.
Now I will chill in Sweden for a while do some small races, next week I will do my first downhill race ever stay tuned!=D
Crankworx whistler - Wed Aug 18 22:00:00 UTC+0000 2010
Just got back to Sweden from 2 great weeks in Whistler. Well the 2 weeks was great but the competition in the end could have been better. On the practise everything felt pretty good I had done everything I wanted to do on the practise sessions before the finals and I felt pretty relaxed. Maybee to relaxed, In the beginning of the first run everything felt good I did a 360 X-up down the first step-down which was the same as the year before. Then I did a flip up the Kokanee/Giro box because the Judgers in Canada use to jugde them pretty high so I had to do atleast one in my run. Then a tailwhip drop down. During the practise I got the flair dialled on my slopestyle bike so was pretty stooked on that so decided to do one in my run. Then it was some pedalling to the Pink last feature from last year, so I did an tucknohander into it and a supercan down, I did it because I knew it was a looooong course so you would need to use many different tricks and not only spins/flips and whips. I went quite far on the supercan and did not really notice it so I rolled into the big jump as before but didnt have the speed and cased pretty hard and my hand slipped off the bar and my first run was done. I decided to do the same run on my second try just to have a good run and move on to the superfinal where I could try to send it. But it didn´t really happend I crashed on the big drop and my Crankworx dreams was gone and I lost some important points for the World tour. That big drop feature wasn´t mine and Linus friend this year, Linus fell of it and landed flat on his feets that resulted in a broken foot and a broken hand really hope he is back on the bike soon so we can shred all winter! Overall it was a good competition but way to many injuries I hope everyone is back on their bikes very soon and big congrats to Cam Zink for a sick run and the first place! Like so many times before the judging was a bit odd and pretty much all Euroes that had a good run got robbed. Wellwell now I am at home again and have some decicions to make about sponsors for next year and if I am going to do Rampage or not.
Crankworx Colorado - Mon Aug 2 22:00:00 UTC+0000 2010
Just finished a great weekend in Colorado Vinterpark. In the beginning I had some problems to get use to my slopestyle bike had not been riding the slopebike for almost a year. But after a few runs I started to feel the old cove hooker bike again. unfortunately I didnt get my signature slopestyle frame the "Soda" in time but I heard from the NS bikes guys that I will have it as soon as I get home. Offcourse I will show it here for all readers before everyone else get the chance to see it!
Well back to the action, the first day we got there was sweet good weather and the course looked fun so we started to ride some and in the end of the day we had done a few runs down the course. Then on the evening the rain starts and it rains the whole next day so no practise could be done. It rained even when we falled asleep but the morning after looked a bit better but we could never imagine that the course would be possible to ride after the heavy rain. Well we where wrong, we got to the course and everyone said 10 min to qualifying. It was not much to do just to do a warmup run then go up to the start. I was allready pre qualified for the finals becuase of the top 10 spot in the world tour, so I just wanted to do a solid run without crashing pretty much. I did a pretty safe first run and in my second run I wanted to try to 3 the first big drop, took a bit to much speed and overrotaded a tiny bit, I could jump the next jump but then I heard that I had got a flat tire. Well with the first run I ended up in 7th.
Finals was a gamble with the strong wind, I was lucky in my first run and had almost no wind at all, I nailed the first 360 drop and double whiped the last trick jump. I was stooked on having a good first run that I could improve in the next rounds. The wind got worse and worse so we had to stop the finals and postpone it for a few hours. We decided to start the finals even if it still was pretty windy I tried to 270 tailwhip the first hip but got a bit windblown and could not finish my run.
Then the wind did pick up again and we had to cancel the last round. I finished 3rd and was pretty happy with that, maybe not with the 3rd spot but was stooked on not being injured before Crankworx whistler. There was a few really bad crashes so really hope everyone are back on the bike soon again!
Now I have 2 weeks of chilling in whistler before next Crankworx!
BIG IN BAVARIA 2010 - Sat Jul 24 22:00:00 UTC+0000 2010
Won Big in bavaria! Now straight to Crankworx colorado! Looking forward to ride on a slopestyle bike again!
ARE - Sun Jul 4 22:00:00 UTC+0000 2010
Had a short vacation after Åre bike festival. The team I was in Team Scanada finished second in the Photo challange behind team canaska with Linus, John and Robin in the team. Read more about the comp here: http://www.pinkbike.com/news/scandinavian-photo-challenge-2010.html
Now me Linus and John are heading to the first... big competition of the year Big in Bavaria. Stay tuned!
WEEKEND OFF - Thu Jul 1 22:00:00 UTC+0000 2010
Finally got a weekend off! Tomorrow heading to Åre for the bike festival!
26TRIX & Livigno trip - Fri Jun 25 22:00:00 UTC+0000 2010
26trix was sweet, good weather, great riding, awesome people and good party! I crashed in my first final run so had to do kind of a safe run in my second so very pleased with the 3rd place. Now me, Semenuk, Trond, aggy and paul are shredding livigno bikepark. Back in Sweden on thursday then heading to Are for the bike festival there!
4X WORLD CUP LEOGANG & Continental product launch - Fri Jun 18 22:00:00 UTC+0000 2010
Raceday was a disaster, crashed in the first round. Well let´s focus on 26trix next weekend. Now heading to slovenia for continental product Launch
Fise - Tue May 18 22:00:00 UTC+0000 2010
after a couple of good contests in Austria, Switzerland and Germany my next target was the FISE event in Montpellier, South of France. I looked forward to enter the contest, because it was my very first time there. It’s a special event in multi sports, because all good BMX- and MTB riders from all over the world as well as skateboarders and some other athletes from different sports are entering the Fise and it was supposed to become an awesome event. But stinking thinking…the weather was bad and the wind was too strong, so some of us decided not to ride. Well I enjoyed the trip and had a good time in south of france with my friends even if it was hard to have a good time with knowing that you cant ride....
Trip to Europe - Mon Apr 26 22:00:00 UTC+0000 2010
After a couple of weeks at home I was completely refreshed and it was time again to pack my bags and start an awesome trip through Europe.
First checkpoint was the Vienna Air King in Austria. There was a huge dirt line located in front of the historical town hall. Good riding for sure. I could make 2nd place right after my buddy Sam Pilgrim.
After Vienna, the Austrian local Niki, my Swedish fellow Linus and me travelled to Switzerland to hit the course of the Rocket-Air slopestyle contest. It was a sweet contest too…so I was happy to hit the 1st place, actually my first one of the season. After those two contests I was supposed to fly home…but the Icelandic volcano had other planes with me, so I stayed in Austria . All flights back to Sweden were cancelled, so I decided to took the train right to Duisburg to ride the T- Mobile Extreme Playgrounds… and finally I got 1st place again. Super stoked & awesome time…
California Trip - Mon Mar 8 23:00:00 UTC+0000 2010
Had an awesome trip to the USA, NoCal to be precise. The weather was warm and sunny and there were loads of things to see. I saw the Golden Gate Bridge... enormous one. ;) Me and my buddies Joakim, Trond, Andreas and Niels, made a huge trip to different dirt jump spots, skate parks and also to Woodward West for the Man vs. Machine shooting. It was sweet, definitely good times and lots of fun. So check out my video section here on my website to see the best moments of my California trip …enjoy. It was a haunting trip, but now it feels good to get home.
White Style - Sat Jan 30 23:00:00 UTC+0000 2010
Hey there... I had my first contest of the year in Leogang, Austria. It was a very special challenge, because the slopestyle course was made of snow. Crazy feeling to ride the line…;)
Had some good runs, but finally I crashed in the finals. That sucked, but it was still a good experience. Red Bull Media House made a short clip about my trip to Leogang. Check out the teaser her:
Finally I am on my way back to Sweden…