Born Easter day 1991 John spent most of his childhood off board in Växjö, one of the rainiest cities in Sweden. At age 8 he moved to Jönköping, “Smålands Vancouver”, not yet grasping the downhill and free ride possibilities of the town. John bought his first skateboard after spending way too many hours playing THPS4. The biggest inspiration was Rodney Mullen, not only because he could do kickflips with his hands but that he did it with a smile on his face.
John first came in contact with longboarding in 2009. He found an old plastic mini in the garage, he remembered trading it for a chrome bmx, in retrospect not a fair trade at all. It needed some saving to be ridable but after spending some love and money it made the summer magical. Due to old age the poor thing broke and was soon replaced by a longer board with (a lot) wider trucks and bigger wheels.
In 2010 John raced for the first time ever. Only making it down once without slamming Ravenhill is still a favourite hill and competition. That evening Slipstream hosted Näckrosdammen Open. John would become somewhat known for crashing face first into a brick wall, breaking his nose and busting his lip. The nickname Nose didn’t quite stick but the warm feeling from the fellow riders, who helped him get to Sahlgrenska and later delivered his board and belongings there in the middle of the night, the spirit of the scene hasn’t left him since.
2011 was the year it all happened, Martin Edoff dragged him to Moosehunt, made him go faster than ever before and would later move to Jönköping. Together they would grow as riders over the course of the summer, form a little band of brothers called Central Coast Bombassaduers and become great friends. Ravenhill was no better than last year but post season John grew as a rider, doing things he had been joking about just months earlier.
Most of all it was the year he came in contact with Slipstream longboards with whom the future is more exiting than ever!
- Name: John Harald Ingolf
- Nicknames: Trolldeg, Pingu, Kufunninapuh
- Born: 1991, in Växjö
- Hometown: Jönköping “Smålands Vancouver”
- Onboard since: 2002, soft wheels since 2009
- Slipstream Dreamteam since: 2012
- Weapon of choice: DFA, Buddy
- Favourite trick: Switch heel 180 stand up slide
- Favourite hills: Ramberget, Torpleden, Two-Face, Kleva
- Favourite competitions: Ravenhill, Näckrosdammen Open
- Favourite riders: Henning
- Other sponsors: Boardlife </3