Tim Schmidt is a extreme rollerblading legend. It was an honor to be able to live with him at his private ramp in West Lafayette, Indiana multiple times in 2016.
Here is a short video that was filmed on his thirty seventh birthday. He wanted to shoot a solid video for his sponsor, Rollerblade. This gorgeous piece of history is what panned out. Featuring Cameo skating by Philip Moore, and Mike Messenger.
Established in October 2015. Schmidty’s Ramp & Camp is an outdoor experiment located in WestLafayette, IN. Built by rollerbladers for rollerblading purely for the love, it is a place you can ride for FREE almost anytime.
Schmidty’s Ramp and Camp needs your support, you can fund this project and help expand this experiment. For the next phase to get started they will need at least one truckload #2 stone to go under the ramps ($500), and a bunch of 1/2″ treated plywood ($1000). Once they hit the goal they will begin construction on something… Maybe bowl corners, maybe a flybox, or maybe something totally different!
Schmidty’s Ramp, along with The Blade Museum, SVZ, & your favorite scumbags came together & organized the first annual Schmidty’s Ramp and Camp Mini Ramp Contest/ Rail Jam. Held in West Lafayette, Indiana.
We wanted to get the real experience, so we spent 5 days RV traveling, late night partying, bond fire grilling, lake fishing, swimming, bathing. Most importantly ramp skating & down rail grinding.
The majority of our trip was captured on the skitch VX, & will all go to the Born Free Tour Video. But, I was able to whip out the old Death Lens App a couple of times to grab these magic moments.
Big shout out to Tim Schmidt & Savannah for once again allowing us to ransack their property & invite way too many people. Huge shout out to Cameron Card, Tad, Kazu Mori, & Lulu for giving everyone of us something to strive for. To see two families willing to risk so much, travel so far, all in the name of rollerblading is truly magical. You all deserve all the great things headed your way. Cameron, you are a ripper bud. Thanks for stopping by the RV for that session. We were honored. Congrats on the 1st place victory.
Thank you SRC for letting southernscum & company be part of such a memorable experience. From this point on, nothing will ever be the same. LONG LIVE ROLLERBLADING. PS. Tim, sorry for paddling over the property line. Those Chicago heads always get me going! What a tremendous way to say good bye to the summer!