Article by Hazen Bell
Video by Cavin Brinkman
Photography by Hazen Bell, Tazshia, Cavin Brinkman and Json Adriani
When I first reached out to Cavin to meet up and skate and potentially do some filming we had never met. But rollerblading being the small community it is we both had mutual friends. My girlfriend and I had planned for two weeks in Amsterdam and the surrounding areas, and with nothing much planned besides a few museums and visiting her great grandfathers native town I knew I wanted to try and do something productive on rollerblades.
Cavin and I met on a rainy day at a train station, I think we were both curious as to how this would go. We ended up having a pretty productive afternoon which I think gave us both some motivation for the coming sessions.
We ended up meeting up four different days, one of them was in The Hague which had some really interesting spots. Being able to ride a bike and take public transportation to a different part of town to hit different spots wasn’t something I’d ever experienced before now but was definitely a good way to take in the country I was visiting.
We got the last clip at the last spot on the last day and once we got over the general excitement it was fairly obvious to us that we had got what we needed and called it a wrap. Huge thank you to Cavin for being down for all that this edit has entailed, to my girlfriend Tazshia for always supporting me and my rollerblading, and to Json Adriani for the solid backslide clip!
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