Per Loken

Master for curved obstacles. One year I was watching one poster in front of my computer that I got from a friend. It is Rip Curl promo, one style sliding on a c box… and one day I just wondered… maybe I could get on their page, to see their team riders and I stocked on one great guy, he had so nice photos there… so I was surfing further, to find out more about that guy, watched his clips and photos, read some stuff about him and I said to my self, I will turn the World upside down to get an interview with this guy, and here it is.

Thank you Per ;) Već godinu dana ispred kompjutera gledam poster koji sam dobila od prijatelja. Rip Curl promo, jedan style sliding na c boxu… I jedan dan sam se upitala… mogla bi zaviriti na njihovu stranicu, da vidim team ridere i zakačila sam se za jednog, gledala njegove klipove i fotke, pročitala neke stvari o njemu i rekla si, okrenuti ću svijet naglavačke da dobijem interview sa njime. I evo ga. Hvala Per ;)
How people can contact you?
(Kako ljudi mogu doći do tebe?)

Check out my webpage, I am going to update it soon.

Pogledaj moju webstranicu, uskoro ću je updatirati.

www.perloken.com

Where you live? Country, town.
(Gdje živiš? Država, Grad?)

I live in Oslo, the capitol of Norway

Živim u Oslu, glavnom gradu Norveške.

Date of birth?
(Datum rođenja?)

7th of May 1982.

BS 180 Hemsedal

Where is your home mountain?
(Gdje je tvoja „rodna planina“)

Varingskollen

And your best mountain?
(A tvoja najbolja planina?)

Hemsedal, or Mammoth

Where do you usually ride? Alps or your part of Europe?
(Gdje obično voziš? Alpe ili tvoj dio Europe)

I usually ride where the conditions are the best. Last year I went to the States a few times… Utah and California. And around middle Europe, too.

Vozim obično gdje su uvjeti najbolji. Prošle godine sam bio u Americi nekoliko puta… Utah i California. I u srednjoj Europi, isto.

From since you are riding?
(Od kada bordaš?)

I started riding in 1993.

Počeo sam voziti 1993.

How you started riding?
(Kako si krenuo bordati?)

My friend had a board so I tried his board down backyard. Then I got a board from my parents for a Christmas.

Prijatelj je imao bord i probao sam ga voziti u dvorištu. Tada sam dobio bord od svojih roditelja za Božić.

Searching for…

I know that you went in snowboarding high school. In Croatia this seems impossible, how it looks like? Is there link where we can find out more information about this school?
(Znam da si išao u snowboarding srednju školu. U Hrvatskoj se čini nemoguće, kako to izgleda? Postoji li neki link gdje možemo saznati više informacija o toj školi?)

Yeah, I was really lucky that I went in this school. It is called NTG (www.ntg.no). During the whole winter we had school from 8 oclock til 11 and then we went straight to the hills. So I was snowboarding every day, and for the competitions we got time off. Pretty much all snowboarders who make it to ride pro from Norway had been at that school.

Daaa, zbilja sam imao sreće da sam išao u tu školu. Zove se NTG (www.ntg.no). Tjekom cjele zime imali smo školu od 8-11 sati i poslje smo direktno išli u planine. Snowboardao sam svaki dan, a za natjecanja smo dobili slobodno. Uglavnom svi snowboarderi iz Norveške koji voze pro su išli u tu školu.

What is your equipment/sponsor?
(Koja je tvoja oprema, sponzor?)

Rip Curl, Head, Level gloves.

Club and team?
(Klub i tim?)

Flipsquad

Stance?

60 cm, 21 front, – 9 back

What is your favorite and your best trick?
(Koji ti je najdraži i najbolji trik?)

My favorite trick is frontside 900. Best trick is varies and maybe switch backside rodeo 7.

Moj najdraži trik je frontside 900. Najbolji trik je varies i možda switch backside rodeo7.

What are your best competition results?
(Koji su ti najbolji rezultati na natjecanjima?)

- Iceripper style trophee 1st place slopestyle.
- X-sports 1st place 2004
- Scandinavian open, 3rd place slopestyle
- Norwegian champ 2003

What are your plans for future – competitions, tricks, filming, etc.?
(Koji su tvoji planovi za budućnost – natjecanja, trikovi, snimanja, itd.?

This year I am going on a photoshooting to Himalaya with the Rip Curl crew. That is gonna be sick.

Ove godine idem na snimanje na Himalayu sa Rip Curl timom. To će biti bolesno.

New Zeland

What you think about snowboarding in your country?
(Što misliš o bordanju u svojoj državi)

There are so many good young riders in a Norway at the moment, and the resorts are getting super good I think. Last season was the best season ever, snowwise. So we could shredding around downtown Oslo

U Norveškoj ima puno dobrih mladih ridera u ovom trenutku, a resortovi postaju super dobri, mislim. Prošle sezone je bilo najbolje, u snijegu… Mogli smo shredati po cjelom Oslu.

Is there something that you would like to change?
(Postoji li nešto što bi tamo volio promjeniti?)

Not really. The federation is doing a great job. Except that we do not have so much good halfpipes.

Ne baš. Federacija radi dobar posao. Osim što imamo premalo dobrih halfpipeova.

Snowboard sometimes hurts? When it hurts the most?
(Snowboard ponekad boli, kada najviše?

Getting injured, sucks not to be able to ride!

Ako si povrijeđen, nije dobro ako ne možeš voziti!

Who is your inspiration for new tricks?
(Tko ti je inspiracija za nove trikove?)

Eero Ettala, Chrisian Halland, Andreas Moen.

What is your life motto?
(Koji ti je životni motto?)

I do not really have any life motto.

Baš nemam neki životni moto.

Can you describe your best win – Run, announcement, everything what was important by you?
(Možeš li opisati svoju najbolju pobjedu – Run, objavu, sve što ti je bilo važno?)

I guess my best win, or whatever, was when I got on the cover of snowboarder photoannual.

Pretpostavljam da je moja najbolja pobjeda, ili tako nešto, bilo kada sam dospio na naslovnicu snowboarder photoannuala.

Alberg… drop…

What was the best (not the biggest) competition for you, I mean favorite? And because of what?
(Koje ti je bilo najbolje, odnosno najdraže natjecanje i zbog čega?)

Maybe The Vans triple crowns when they were still on. The slopestyle comps where the best!

Možda The Vans triple crowns dok su se održavala. Slopstyle natjecanja su bila najbolja!

Lots of beginners have fear before competitions. Is it normal? When it stops, how it stops, if it ever stops? What are you thinking before starting your run?
(Puno početnika ima strah prije natjecanja. Da li je to normalno? Kada prestaje, kako prestaje, ako ikada prestaje? Što misliš prije početka svog runa?

I am usually always really nervous before competitions. I always drop out when I start.

Prilično sam nervozan prije natjecanja. Obično čim počnem, ispadnem.

What is the best music for you in a mountain? Sound of fresh powder, sound of metal under your board or just I-pod?
(Koja je najbolja muzika za tebe u planini? Zvuk svježeg powdera, zvuk metala pod tvojim nogama ili samo I-pod?)

Sound of a fresh pow, for sure. It is pretty nice to cruise around with your ipod, also.

Zvuk friškog powdera, sigurno. Ali je super i voziti okolo sa svojim Ipodom,

What are you crazy about after snowboarding?
(Za čime si lud nakon bordanja)

Playing golf. And I play soccer in a Norway team, also.

Igrati golf. I igram nogomet u Norveškom timu,

Fence… Japan

What you were crazy about before snowboarding? Maybe dancing? 3rd place at Norwegian championships sounds really great. How you started with this?
(Za čime si bio lud prije snowboardinga? Možda plesanje? 3. mjesto na prvenstvu Norveške zvuči zbilja odlično. Kako si krenuo sa time?

Haha, I was never really stoked on the whole dancing thing, my mother was the one who tricked me into to start dancing. And I kind of liked it but my friends were bugging me because I was dancing with girls. I was really young, you know. Anyway. We did it pretty good, and I scored a 3rd place in the Norwegian champs for juniors with my dance partner!

Haha, nikad zbilja nisam zapeo za cijelu stvar sa plesom, moja mama je ta koja me je nasamarila da počnem sa time. I pomalo mi se ipak sviđalo, no prijatelji su me zafrkavali jer plešem sa curama. Bio sam prilično mlad, znaš. Sve u svemu, zbilja smo dobro napravili, bili smo treći na prvenstvu Norveške u juniorima, ja i moja plesna partnerica.

How many days you have on snow?
(Koliko dana imaš na snijegu?)

I am not really sure. I start in a middle of November, and ride until May.

Nisam siguran. Počnem u sredini studenog i vozim do maja.

Mush… Japan

Have you ever tried wakeboarding? Cable or boat? What do you think about this?
(Da li si kada probao wakeboardati? Lift ili gliser? Što misliš o tome?)

I used to wakeboard a lot, couple of years ago. It is fun, but I think surfing behind the boat with no rope is funnier.

Prije nekoliko godina sam zbilja puno wakeboardao. Zabavno je, ali mislim da je surfanje iza glisera bez užeta zabavnije.

Do you still like to dance? Disco or classic? If I would ask you for a dance what you would say?
(Da li još uvijek voliš plesati? Disco ili klasična? Ako bi te zamolila za ples što bi rekao?)

I do not really dance that much any more, but I still know some moves, you know, hehe. I think swing is fun!

Ne plešem više tako puno kao prije, Znaš, ali… još uvijek znam neke pokrete, hehe. Mislim da je swing zabavan!

Stanton – Rail

Have you ever been in Croatia?
(Da li si kada bio u Hrvatskoj?)

No, never. I would love to go there sometime! I heard a lot of nice things about that Country!

Ne, nikada. Ali jednom bih volio doći! Čuo sam puno lijepih stvari o toj državi!

What are you thinking about coming here on some competitions to show kids what they can achieve? We will find you place for sleeping, you just have to come ;)
(Što misliš o dolasku ovdje na neka natjecanja da pokažeš klincima što mogu postići? Pronaći čemo ti mjesto za spavanje, ti samo trebaš doći ;) )

Yea! I would love to do that sometime.

Da! Volio bi to napraviti jednom.

You have seen lots of countries and resorts. Which country stayed in your heart and because of what?
(Vidio si dosta država i skijališta. Koja je država ostala u tvome srcu i zbog čega?)

Not really sure. I think Japan is really fun, because it is so different. I really like New Zealand. Bungy jumping and stuff. The nature is so nice there!

Nisam siguran. Mislim da je Japan zbilja zabavan, jer je drugačiji, ali zbilja mi se sviđa Novi Zeland. Bungy jumping is sl. Priroda je lijepa tamo!

Handplant

You are coming back home and have just 5 EUR in your pocket, what are you thinking?
(Vraćaš se kući i u džepu imaš samo 5 EUR, što razmišljaš?)

I always blow my budget when I am traveling. It is expensive, and things never end up the way you thought in the first place.

Uvijek prekoračim svoj budžet kada putujem. Skupo je i nikada ne ispadne kako si mislio.

Three things what you would take with you on a trip?
(Tri stvari koje bi sa sobom ponio na put?)

My lap top, a football, and a nice book.

Moj lap top, nogomet i dobru knjigu.

What was the best thing that someone did for you in snowboard and in real life?
(Što je najbolje što je netko učinio za tebe u snowboardu i stvarnom životu?)

The Head guys who first put me into the team!

Head ekipa koja me prva stavila u tim!

Do you have a girlfriend? When you see a girl what she can do or she already done to make your heart stop?
(Imaš li curu? Kada vidiš djevojku što ona može učiniti ili je već učinila da ti stane srce?)

Yea, I have a girlfriend that I live together with in Oslo.

Da, imam curu sa kojom živim u Oslu.

What sweets she can buy to surprise you with?
(Koje slatkiše može kupiti da te iznenadi?)

I love it when she cooks a dinner and surprise me with that.

Volim kada skuha večeru i iznenadi me sa time.

Portrait

The craziest thing you did in your life?
(Najluđa stvar koju si učinio u svom životu?)

I do not know. I can not think about anything at the moment.

Ne znam, ne mogu se sjetiti ničega u ovom trenutku.

How can u describe your friends?
(Kako bi mogao opisati svoje prijatelje?)

Lots of my friends are snowboarding, so I get to hang out with them when I am traveling.

Puno mojih prijatelja snowboarda, pa visim sa njima kada putujem.

Is there something you want to tell except stop with questions ;)
(Da li bi još nešto htio reći osim da prestanem s pitanjima ;) ?)

hehe, cant really come up with anything.

Hehe, zbilja se ne mogu više ničega sjetiti.

Watch his clip and enjoy in good riding…

Dont wanna end today…. I wanna take you home tonight…. If anyone knows where I can find song from this clip, you can contact me here…

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