Interview: Zebbe Landmark

Zebbe Landmark as a Zebra. Illustration by: Iñaki Azpiazu

Zebbe Landmark
Heartful dancer and professional snowboarder
Location: Örebro, Sweden

What’s going on in your life right now?
Right now I’m in Umeå filming for the Method Mag snowboard movie, I’ve been filming for it since the beginning of February. Tomorrow I’m leaving for Stockholm to shoot for the CHPO catalogue, and then off to Russia for 14 days to continue filming. I’m keeping busy!  

What do you do when you’re not snowboarding?
I’m working at IKEA, typically Swedish. It’s quite fun, I drive a truck in the warehouse.

When and how did you start snowboarding?
I started snowboarding when I was 4 years old, I got a snowboard from my grandparents for christmas. My uncle was riding, and still is, he was the one who got me started.

What are your inspirations?
I would say Luif Paradis from Canada and Ben Bilodeau from the US. An inspiring rider from Sweden is Nils Arvidsson, I like his type of riding and his style. I also like to watch skateboarding, I try to get as much inspiration as possible from that as well, stuff to ride on and the style.

If you weren’t a professional snowboarder, what do you think you would have done?
I’m really into building stuff, so maybe a carpenter or something.

Where did you grow up, and where do you live now?
I grew up in a small town called Leksand in Dalarna, and right now I live in Örebro. It’s a bit bigger, it’s good!

What places would you recommend in your hometown?
I would recommend to go to Leksand and celebrate Midsummer in Gropen.

When is your favourite time of the day and why?
I would say around 10 o’clock, usually I’ve been having my breakfast and coffee by then. I really need some coffee in the morning.

Zebbe Landmark for CHPO

If you could re-live one moment in your life, which one would it be?
When I went to New Zealand about three years ago, it was a really good trip. We went there for two weeks for snowboarding, but we didn’t really snowboard that much. We had three RVs and drove from the north down to the south. It was mostly skating, surfing for a bit and we went out for possum hunting. It was amazing.

What are your biggest fears?
My biggest fear would probably be hurting myself. I always visualize myself getting hurt when I ride but nothing really bad has happened yet, knock on wood.

How do you think people around you would describe you?
I hope that they would say that I’m a nice person, that I’m happy and that I care about other people. And hopefully they will have a good time when they’re with me.

Tell us one thing most people don’t know about you?
One thing people may not know is that my dad lives in the US. He lives in Boston and I usually go once a year to visit him.

What was it about CHPO that made you want to be a part of the team?
I would say it’s what CHPO stands for. Once you’re with the brand, they want to promote you and push you in your own direction.

Your description as one of our Good People says ‘Heartful dancer’. Why is that?
When I go out I always end up on the dancefloor, I love to dance! Mostly to house and euro techno.

What is your favourite piece from the CHPO collection?
From the latest collection I really like the new model Rawiya, the golden one. I’ve been wearing it a lot!

Taking a strong social stance for equality and human rights are fundamental parts of CHPO’s DNA. What social responsibility and/or charity is the most important to you?
Personally I think that organizations that work against racism is the most important.

What are your plans for the future?
My plan is to snowboard a lot more, I haven’t been doing it that much the past years. Hopefully I can do it more, my boss was really nice and got me two months off to snowboard.

 

Illustration by: Iñaki Azpiazu

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