We haven't seen much of Intuition Legend Brandon "The Bulldog" Campbell in the blading community over the past few years, so we decided to stop by Hawleywoods Barber shop in sunny Costa Mesa for a tight cut & shave while picking his brain about coming up in the blade game and how he sees it today.
April 22nd 2011, Easter weekend, I some how convinced six other Rollerbladers to follow me into the Manistee National forest determined to skate a virgin kinked rail and camp on an island for 2 nights via Five kayaks and a canoe. The canoe was our mule carrying gear, skates, plywood for the start and landing of the rail, and a cooler full of Colorado beer. The weather predictions were calling for rain, and temps as high as 50 degrees. Little did we know that it would be extremely windy, cold and the rain would turn into snow. Or did we? The first six of us set sail around 8 pm friday night, arriving at the island near dark. Three of us stayed at the island to set up camp and try to avoid the rain. The other three of us set out in the dark to paddle back up river (against current) two miles for our fashionably late last crew member. He had set sail alone in the dark and completely unfamiliar territory. While paddling thru the rain it was damn near impossible to see anything when having our lights on, except for rain and the river below us, so we did most of the trip in the dark using the horizon for direction. About 45 minutes up river we saw a light around the bend! A few hoots and hollers were exchanged and we had some how found eachother. After a short meeting on shore, we headed back toward the island battling the wind, rain and snow. Upon arriving at the island we were forced to set up the remaining tents at record speeds to avoid the horrible weather, warm up with some of the cheapest whiskey money can buy, Rumpleminze, and try to get some rest. We awoke Saturday morning with a cold cloudy day and few sprinkles. Trying to make the best of the weather we explored the island, made random paddles across the river to the outhouse, collected firewood and got a nice fire going. Tying up a rope from tree to tree near the fire to dry all of our wet gear from the night before. In the late afternoon the weather was agreeing with us and the ground was drying, including the wood stairs for the rail. After waking people up from naps and drinking a few beers, we headed across the river to the rail. We had it all to ourselves, noone was around for miles. Four cameras, three Bladers. Getting warmed up was the hardest part. This rail was high, we were not sober and it was cold as a witches tit in a brass bra. After about an hour, the three of us skating the rail, super juiced, had all landed a trick or two.. Mission accomplished! We bundled back up and paddled back to the island to drink a few more beers, cheap whiskey, Rumpleminze and just try to stay warm by the campfire without getting smoked out by it.. Sunday morning we woke up to some sunlight finally. We all packed up and left the island so quickly, thinking about hot breakfast 2 hours away from us in the nearest town of Manistee, MI. We made it back up river and to our vehicles after an hour of paddling. Packed up the boats and leadfooted to Manistee and to the House of flavors on the main drag. What many flavors they did have, it was an awesome breakfast! Only to be followed by an awesome session in the sun at the Manistee skate park, which was new to all of us. It was small, but we made the best of it and the rails near by and had a killer sesh. These are the trips you come back from, slightly changed for the better. There's a certain beauty, a pillar of strength, that comes with walking on the path from problems to happiness in spite of it. Most people never figure that out, and it might be because they did not spend enough time in nature. Thank you guys for making this trip a reality and an unforgettable past time! Live to roll. -Derek McClain Filmed and Edited by Brad Osantoski Film by Brad Bruce, Derek McClain, Andrew Kouts, & Matt Oz
The eleventh episode of the newest Brazillian Tv show, RODAPE, the first rollerblading dedicated TV SHOW in Brazil.The show is put togheter by veteran rollerblader Fred Castro, with experience in the field of motion graphics and design, and more than...
A few weeks ago word got out on the internet that Camp Woodward was planning a substitute over in Europe. This info wasn't meant to be released to the general public at this point in time and the information disappeared as quickly as it had emerged. This resulted in a huge confusion amongst extreme sports enthusiasts of all flavors all over Europe, if not the world. Will there be a Woodward in Europe in the near future? Where will it be? And most importantly: when will it open its doors? Read this interview with Hans Geiger, the person that instigated it all. Get ready to get the lowdown about the current state of Camp Woodward Europe. Exlusively on Be-Mag.
Camp Woodward 2010 featuring Franky Morales, Thumper Nagasako, Andrew Nemiroski, Dan Breuer and many more campers
Camp Woodward has once again given me a great place to call home for the summer. The heavenly-gated community of devoted rollerbladers, skateboarders, and bikers, continues to welcome all aspiring talent of all ages with open arms. With a top of the line training facility, Camp Woodward is dedicated to provide athletes at any skill level with a safe, fun, effective ways to learn and progress in all action sports.
Brandon Campbell infamously once said, "Comebacks are for athletes. I am not an athlete, I am a bulldog." Intuition Skate Shop is proud to present 'The Bulldog' shirt, exclusively premiering at BCSD X. Featuring original artwork by the legendary Jeremy 'Deathbed' Beightol, inspired by the iconic rollerblading and personality of Brandon Campbell, printed on American Apparel shirts, and limited to just 100 pieces, this shirt is a must have for any B CAM fan.
INTERVIEW BY TYLER FARRINGTON | @TYLERFARRINGTON Montre Livingston is one of the biggest names in rollerblading. He is a pillar in...