Ishtar Bäcklund

  • All About Ish

    Name

    Ishtar Bäcklund

    Nickname

    I’ll react to any ‘Ish sound, but Ishti or Ish are usually what I’m called.

    Hometown

    I’m born in Malmö Sweden but moved to Stockholm when I was 16 years.

    Living

    In my backpack.

    Turn Ons/ Offs

    Turn Ons: I think the biggest thing that turns me on is the nature of gratitude and humbleness. It shines, stands out and makes anybody super attractive and sexy in my eyes.

    Turn Offs: The total opposite to what turns me on. I can’t bother to care less about someone that can’t see farther than the limit of its own ego.

    Go To Set-up

    Rayne Baby killer, Kahalani 184’s, Venom 85a, Abec11 flashbacks 78a

    Race or Freeride

    I love all kind of skating. I fall in and out of love for racing, it comes in waves and sometimes I’ll be hungry for racing, and sometimes all I want to do is to just visit random places and explore the cultures of skateboarding and nature, and that’s what I’ll do :) It creates a good balance that open up new doors in my life. And keeps me stoked!

    Riding Since

    I started skating in 2009. It was winter time, so we hung out in the garage and skated slalom, and when spring came, It was all downhill from there :)

    With Rayne Since

    It’s been a goal and dream for me to join Rayne since the start of this year, and I can gladly say that in the end of this year, 2012, I’m now a Rayne rider :) Stoked!

    Favourite Event

    I really love the most events where the whole family is gathered! Combining this with a great country and hill makes magic. I’ll have to say that Newton’s nation in Oz and Maryhill Festival of Speed, in the states, has been two of my favorites so far.

    Most Important Things In Life (Other than skating)

    Life is simple. To understand that everything is always changing and things happen for a reason. To stay positive and have fun!

    Time Killer on the Road

    Sleeping and just vibing with the moment :)

    Spare Time

    Skate and doodle on anything I can find…

    Advice

    Have fun!

    Places Traveled, which is your favourite?

    I have fallen in love with San Francisco and the Bay area, the vibes, people skating and all the colors are just everything I wished for in a city. I have some of my favorite friends there, and I consider it as home, this also counts for OZ! I know it’s a huge distance between these two, but I just love the vibes. I have a lot of family in Tel Aviv as well, and this city is just so feisty and rad.

    Places you’d like to go

    I know I must have lived a past life in Brazil, and Im just waiting to go there. I’m saving some time so I can stay for longer once I go and visit. The culture, the vibrancy the sassiness and energy that Brazil has to offer, Man! I can't wait! But I kind of need to grow some balls first in order to survive over there! haha

    Best Results

    2nd Newtons Nation 2012
    3rd Mt.Keira Downhill Challenge 2012
    3rd Chile 2011

    Sponsors

    Rayne longboards, Daddies Board shop, Abec11 wheels, Kahalani Trucks

    Website/ Blog

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    Shout Outs

    Thank you to all my sponsors for being a part of this great journey! Life is simple, Have Fun!

    So Much Love

    Preferred Board:

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    Baby Killer

     

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