Travel by Blades

5,000 kilometers on inline skates, from Madrid to Dakar. Crossing The Sahara desert, crossing Spain, Morocco, Mauritania and Senegal. That does indeed sound like a big mission. The man behind Travel by Blades, Johann Camboulive, managed to not only skate this trip all by himself (and his beloved bamboo trailer called Misty), he also was able to film his trip, pushing through the Sahara desert on his Powerslide World Cup long distance inline skates.

And what for? Surpassing selfishness like borders and broken roads in the desert, Travel by Blades is based on a charity project called “Teach r.blade to senegalese children”. This humanitarian action is also supported by ACCRO ROLLER, for the children of Apehs, Center Estel, SOS Senegal Children’s Villages, Empire Children and Alefs. This project consists of distributing rollers kits to the different partner structures and introducing children to the basics of inline skating, bringing inline skating also to those who might have a hard time to afford this hobby. More infos about the charity project here.

Multiple road quality settings were demanding on his equipment so he went with nothing but the very best, Powerslide Marathon skates with Trinity frames, 3x125mm Matter Wheels, 2x150mm Roadrunner wheels & 150mm Powerslide air tires. Sit back and press play to see some of the highlights from his trip, making new friends all around his way, pushing the boundaries of what is possible on inline skates. Chapeau, Johann!

Published on Mar 15, 2019 by Powerslide Inline Skates

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Jan Welch

Founder and creator of bigwheelblading.com

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