Blader Union 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!
Be-Mag Blade Check | Hazen Bell
Introduction and Photographs by Cavin Brinkman
When Hazen hit me up about getting some clips when he would visit the Netherlands, I was down straight away. It’s always fun to get clips with a skater in a short timespan; see how much you can get out somebody in a few hours. Hazen is pretty unknown, so it was hard to find stuff of him to figure out his skating preferences. We met on a rainy day in Amsterdam and he is the nicest, easygoing giant from SLC Utah. We got 2/3 clips without problems and from there on it went so easy. We had 4 sessions in the 17 days he was in my country. Pretty motivated and productive skater that should be in the spotlight more.