Camp Three is a brand that some of you may not have heard before. Back in the late 90s and on into the early 2000s they were pretty damn big here on the East Coast. They had all the makings to be huge, a stacked team, clean designs, and some highly respected guys behind it all. Then poof they were gone.
Well, after a long hiatus it looks like Camp Three is officially back! Around four months ago they started up a Vimeo channel which has steadily been growing with content. Today comes the announcement that OG team member Chris Doyle is back on the roster. I don’t know about you, but I’m very interested to see where this goes! Below you’ll find what they had to say about Chris rejoining the team. You should definitely make your way over to the Camp Three site and check out all their new stuff after you give it a read!
“CAMP THREE would like to officially welcome Chris Doyle to the team. As a member of the original C3 team from the late 90′s/early 2000′s, we always considered Chris a “Lifer” and a Brother. We can’t begin to express how stoked we are to officially announce his return to the team. If you’re gonna build a house you better have the foundation right and we couldn’t think of a better rock solid foundation than Chris. Known as one of the most respected guys in BMX, we’re proud to have him representing our brand and the PA BMX scene.”
I’ve been having some major San Diego withdrawal symptoms as of late. You know, punching snowmen in the face, looking at jackets with extreme disgust, threatening to choke mother nature if I can somehow figure out how to get my hands around her neck, stuff like that. This edit from Blaine and Shawn’s has only made things worse.
has been sneaking in pics on their Instagram
of Chris Doyle's new signature "Maiden" forks for the past month or so. Up until now they've just been pics, but today they dropped some details on the specs. Here's what we know so far.
-They'll feature the same 32mm offset that Doyle's previous "Concorde" fork had.
-They have a completely new dropout design.
-Fits 2.4 Tires.
-Full 100% 4130 Heat-Treated CR-MO.
-Butted 1-pc 163mm long Steerer Tube.
It seems to me that the Maiden forks are a natural evolution from the Concorde forks that came before them. They kept all the stuff that worked, refined the dropouts, and reshaped the leg/crown junction to accommodate big monster truck tires. Makes sense to me!
I saw Fudger creeping around in the first edit that came out from Blaine’s Jam, so I figured that Ride would be putting out one of their own sooner or later.This one is definitely a lot more official than the other one! Lots of big names in here, and as an added bonus they hit up Shawn’s yard for a little evening session.
Sorry for the lack of updates in the past few days. Internet has been spotty where I'm at and that's made looking at things pretty tough. We'll be back up to full speed tomorrow, but until then make your way over to the Demolition site
for some interviews and a photo gallery from their NW trails trip!
I’m pretty sure we’ll be seeing a few edits from Blaine’s Winter Roast Jam over the next few weeks. Here’s the first, and while I can’t call it my favorite since I haven’t seen any others yet, I can give it lots of extra points for the cameo from John at the end. “Short jumps for you!”
Well today is kind of a sad day. Here’s the final section of Vinyl’s “LP” DVD. At least it goes out with a bang though! I’ve probably seen this section close to 20 times and Tom Dillon get squirrely through that channel still makes me cringe.
Looks like Demolition
has some new signature forks in the works for Mr. Doyle. These just showed up on their Instagram, and according to them they'll be available sometime in March. No info other than that but I would expect we'll be hearing a lot more about these leading up to their release.
Demolition switched things up this year and headed to the Northwest for their trails trip. I was actually expecting this to be mostly skatepark footage with how much rain they encountered on the road. I’m happy to say that that’s not the case, and other than a few clips from a concrete park this is all Northwest trails goodness!
Dependables is a new series that The Albion is doing where they ask riders about their five favorite products. The D-Man had the first crack at it and I agree with the majority of his choices. It's funny that he has his own pair of signature grips through Duo yet the Bohan grips are his favorite. I don't blame him though! Give it a read HERE