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Work hard-Play hard

Half a year back I got a short e mail from a guy from the Czech republic called Jabub, he said that if I ever needed help to redesign my house, he would more than happily help me do it if he could get a ride in one of my cars. So in May I flew him out to Marbella and we worked on my house for a few days (with incredible results that you will see over the next few years), the only problem was that I did not have any of my cars there at that point. But I loved his work so when we went into design for the new Douchebag products I figured that with his analytic design and 3D skills he could be just the man we needed in order to take Db to the next level. Jakub is still in school in Prague but he is for sure one of the best designers that I have worked with so I am sure that once he has graduated he will be swamped with work offers so I am trying to tie him into as many projects as I can to be able to keep him once he hist the open market! ;-)

Since I was not able to give him a car ride in Marbella I figured that I had to make up for it so I called Mass and asked him if I could borrow the Aventador for an hour, so as a little reward for Jakubs hard work the past two days  we hit the hills around Monaco and gave the bull a proper beating!

I get a ton of similar e mails that does not work out, but when you meet guys like Jakub its worth all the time it takes to answer them! So dont be afraid to stretch out and dream big, sometime it pays off!


Lunch break!

I now feel like my eyes are square after having spent way to many hours in row looked at a computer screen! We have worked out kinks that we did not know existed, fine tuned measurements and adjusted everything to what can be done in production so the last 36 hours have been a real brain capacity tester!

So when Truls left we finally left the apartment for a well deserved lunch break. Ariston is a restaurant that is in my building so whenever I am to lazy to walk somewhere else the burger there is a safe bet!  Mihgt not look like much, but its one of the best ones out there!

A few more hours left on the session before Jakub (who I actually met through my blog and got help to design my house in Marbella from) drives back to the Czech republic, so its coffe and Red Bull time to keep our heads fresh for the last few hours! Super fun workshop but I can't wait for it to be over so my little brain gets some rest! ;-)


DB work shop!

So this is my apartment right now! Truls and Jakub from Douchebags are down here for an intense 48 hour work shop in order for us to get all the new products ready for sampling this fall. As much as I love product development its also a huge head ache towards the end. In the beginning you crete sick looking products and life is great, but when it comes to nailing down the last few details and functionality its really tough as thoughts and concepts tend to collied towards the finishing stages when you try to create new ground breaking products.

Think we are coming very close to finalizing the key features, but I think it will be a long day before we are done with this! As you can see I am kind of a bag geek so over the years I have collected a few good ones that has smart features so now its time to combine all the good stuff into one bag with our own DB twist to it! ;-)


5 years ago!

I think one of the best things about having a blog is that you can look back and see what you did a few years ago! Looked though my archives this morning and found these old pics from about 5 years ago when we stopped by the Maldives for some surfing on the way back to Europe from New Zeeland! Over the past few years the ski racing have been taking a lot of time so have not had time to surf at all, but seeing this makes me want to be smarter with my time so i can back in the water! 

Off to Monaco in an hour with Janni, has been a great few days in Sthlm with fantastic weather which is nice as I spend less and less time in Sweden, so I guess we were super lucky to have this kind of weather when I did stayed for a few days! ;-)


Last night

When I sat down to look though the pictures from last night I realized that both me and Janni had been incredibly bad at taking pics all night long! (No pocket camera) :-( So now its tome to get after it! haha

Was a fun night to see the awards and hang out with all the ladies, Janni did not win anything this time but I am still proud of her! Having lunch with my brother today which does not happen to often so I am stoked to se him, and then its cleaning time as we head back to Monaco tomorrow!



So knee test nr two is now made after almost 7 months and I am getting there! Hamstring is 100% like last time but in some parts I have made some serious progress. In the exentric quad tests I went from 69% to 87% which is great, but I had made less progress in the regular quad tests, not sure why but I have been pushing it pretty hard the last few weeks so I was a little sore when starting to push from 90 degrees (where on the eccentric you hold against from straight to bent knee), so hopefully I can improve that as well for the next test.  All numbers where up about 10% since last time so it seems like I have been doing my homework!

Feels great to do these test and get clear results to where I am and what I need to work on! getting very close to being ski ready and even if I could ski right now I think its smarter to focus on this and get back to skis when I am 100%! Right now I have to suit up and go pick up janni for tonights event so I have to run! 

Later slater! 

Camera testing

I know I asked for advice on a pocket camera, (super thanks to all the advices!) but instead I happened to get my hands on a small full format one. Not what I was initially looking for but it will be fantastic to compare this one to the normal full size full format cameras. Had a long chat with Bakke about this camera and he says he loves it but thought I should also have a look at the new Sony A7S that is launching now which is supposed to kill both in pics and video in low light!

Either way, my first impression of this one is fantastic, I feel like I get the same qual as the big cameras but in a much smaller package, sure I could have a couple more lenses, but its great to just get a feel for it before I make up my mind!  Will do a bigger review as soon as I have tried it a bit more!  But stoked to get a medium size option!

Knee test at 13.00 today so I am pumping myself up with a few e mails and a Red Bull! haha After that I am escorting Janni to the Vecko Revyn blog awards, so really hope you guys gave her a vote so she wins something, I know my lady is a very competitive one and if she does not win I am stuck with a angry girl so keeping my fingers crossed! ;-)


Red Bull Tuesday!

Now that was a long but great day! Met up with a big part of the Swedish Red Bull team at Hotel Clara at 9 am. Started off with the history of Red Bull for an hour, so cool to see what has happened every years since the started the company! Moved on to Red Bull marketing for a couple hours and finished off with a Social media clinic for the last few hours. We then moved on to an hour of rib boat cruising around the archipelago and finished off with drinks and dinner at Papas!

Was super fun to have a full day with the team, both to improve our marketing skills but most importantly to meet everyone on the team, normally we see each other for an hour or so here and there, but spending a full day with everyone was super fun! Got back home at 11pm after quite a few drinks only to be met by a text from my manager asking if I could join him for a few meetings at 8am. So needless to say I was a little tired this morning but its been a good morning so totally worth it! ;-)

Knee test tomorrow so I am going to ride the bike a bunch today so I am prepared to improve my results from my last test! 68% on my broken knee last time (on the quad muscle), so lets hope that its closer to 80% now! (physio hoped for 75% but I always want to aims higher)


Pictures and cameras!

Today I came to the conclusion that I need to invest in a new pocket camera. I really enjoy blogging but when you sit down without pictures (or iphone pics) it kind of sucks. When I no longer had Bakke with me I got myself a new full format camera and when I am skiing it works great as its easy to throw it in the back pack, but now that I am running around town its way harder to bring it with me. 

Today I did however bring the big boy with me when me and Janni walked over to the super market to get dinner. We have borrowed Jannis dads house as he is in Spain, so its great to have this opportunity and get out of Jannis small apartment! Flew up here first of all to check out MSI, but since Janni has the Veckorevyn Blog awards on Thursday I decided to stay around and support her before we fly home to Monaco. But when the weather is like today its not so bad to spend a few extra days up here! ;-)

So any advice on mini cameras to get? I need one now, I hate when my blog is lacking in pictures!



Sleeping man

I dont know what has happened tp me but this week end I have been sleeping a good 10-12 hours a night!  Normally I wake up rested after 8 but for some reason I have been able to sleep a ton, no idea why but I guess my body feels like it needs it!

Last night I followed the Swedish elections for the first time, have always been skiing somewhere and not followed it in the past. I am sad to see how ignorant  a big part of the Swedish population are and I can't believe that so many people can't see how well Sweden has handled the last few years compared to most other nations. I think when you dont live in Sweden you look at all of this fairly different and its interesting to read the international thoughts on how this election went down. All I know is that racism is unacceptable and I think that hard work should pay off, with the new government thats not going to be the case. I think that is sad!

Not normal for me to comment on anything political in this blog but I just had to get a little though in there as that is all I have been looking at for the last few hours! Still in bed next to Janni working on e mails but now its time to get up and prepare a presentation on social media that I am hosting with the Swedish Red Bull athletes tomorrow. I know what I am doing but its been interesting to read up on things a bit more and learn even more about how to do well in social media!

The last episode of Warners Thubball is now online as well and I have to say that I am impressed with Warner for making it halfway across the states for less than 100 USD! Now that is something i should try to get better at! ;-)