Fredrik Karlsson grew up in a small village outside Malmö, Sweden. Today he lives in an even smaller village outside Staffanstorp but more on the country side.He went to Polhemsskolan in Lund  and graduated in 1996 as a Technical Medical Engineer. He has been working as a professional purchaser within the chemical business (Cosmetics). He has been coaching wakeboarders for five years and rides a lot himself. He started doing gymnastics when he was 18 years old, and did my first Swedish Championship when he was 24.