Tag: Victor Campillo

Today Place is proud to present Victor Campillo. A skater we feel is on his way to becoming a legend of French proportions. He reps his city Marseille to the fullest and is one of those types of people that is searching for what he can do next on his board. Oh yeah…did we say he reps Marseille? He is part of the Quotamine crew, so you know friendship and community mean something to the man as well. Still, we wonder…why didn’t his homie warn him a car was coming? Anyway, watch the part and enjoy reading his words. Victor is worth all the attention he is getting!

Interview by Roland Hoogwater.
Photos by Andréa Semerdjian, Clément Chouleur, Brian Bunting & Sebastiano Bartoloni.
Film and edit by Miguel Costabel.

Hello Victor! How are you?

All good man, we are in Barca now. It is so sick!

How is it there compared to Marseille?

The weather is a bit better and the curfew here is 22:00 instead of 18:00. So you have a bit more time to skate and not be locked inside the house.

What is going on in your life? How have you been?

In Marseille, before this, I was working and now in Barca, my daily life is a bit different (laughs). I am out here with some homies and we are trying to film as much as we can. I am working on something for RVCA and they are stacking clips for my homies brand. RVCA is supporting me with a budget on this trip so I am stoked.

As they should! Can I ask what kind of work you do back in Marseille?

I work in this store that is sort of a pawnshop. You can give us jewelry and we give you a line of credit. It is a bit more complicated than this but basically if you pay us the credit back, you get your jewels back. So if I am working there I don’t really get out to skate much but I do try and do as much skating as I can.

Wallride Tailgrab over the gap on the straight and narrow.

Luidgi Gaydu (Quotamine) told me you filmed this part during the lockdown in France? How did you manage that?

(laughs) It was easy, we went out every two days. In the beginning, we snuck out just me and Miguel (filmer). But later on, things became less strict and we managed to go out with a little crew.

No brush ins with the law?

Not really, more people complaining as usual. The first three months of lockdown it was harder but now, things have really relaxed a bit. You just have to be at home at 18:00, so we do that.

You can tell the streets were pretty empty during some of the filming of this part.

Some of them but not all, some of it is also filmed in Switzerland which was a bit more chill for us.

How has it been with the curfew, are you the type of person that likes to chill or do you have loads of energy.

To be honest, I don’t mind it, we just leave to go home and chill or we go to a homies place to chill. Right now in Barca things seem a bit more relaxed, different types of stores are open. I am just a bit worried about going back to France with the testing and all.

Yeah, having done four tests myself I can tell you it is not a nice feeling.

And it costs a 100€ so that is pretty expensive.

So what do you think about the part, are you happy with it?

It is good, I am happy with it. Not my most difficult part trick wise but I like it.

I have to say it might be my favorite part of yours, I understand that you have your own idea about the level of tricks but it is nice to see you cruise a bit more and do some different things in this one.

Don’t get me wrong I am really happy with this part. It is just a bit less technical than some of my other parts.

Important question though, When you Ollied into that little sidewalk bank, was there nobody checking for cars? That could have been nasty.

Normally the filmer tells me when I am good to go and the light was red so it was supposedly still safe to try. But luckily I didn’t get hurt, no injuries or anything. I was going pretty fast on that one too (laughs).

Switch Kickflip all tweaked out.

Is that your favorite clip in the part?

No, I think the stuff I did at La Mairie is my favorite. The flip into the bank, I wanted to do that for a long time and the Switch Flip as well I never skated the spot that way. I am happy with that stuff there is some really good stuff in there.

Do you plan tricks or do they happen during a session?

Most of my tricks in Marseille I planned, the stuff in Switzerland obviously just happened. The Ollie over the rail to Wheelie into the Frontside Wallride was also something that just happened. We where on the spot and I was just searching for something to do. I had never done that trick, but for a while now I knew it was possible and it just happened.

When we skated together in Paris it felt like you were experimenting on your board. But did you get this one from a video or how did you come up with it?

I think I actually saw Roman Gonzalez do that one before. I am pretty sure he is the one that gave me the idea.

That makes sense, he is the master of the Frontside Wallride.

I feel like I do to many Wallrides so maybe after this I need to chill.

Reynolds does a lot of Frontside Flips so it could be your thing.

That is true!

So when is this RVCA part dropping?

At the end of this year.

Excited about that, I hope you have a good time in Barca and I hope we see each other once the Covid restrictions relax a bit. I want to also give you props for representing and supporting the skate scene in your city. I see you posting and pushing positive initiatives in Marseille and we feel that is super important.

Thank you, you have to! Some years ago people didn’t think about Marseille in France. It was more about Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon or Toulouse but now you see that people are excited to travel to places like Marseille now.

True, true, I think I am out of questions. Victor thank you for this Interview and I wish you safe travels back to France.

Thank you man, stay safe!

Earlier this year we were pleasantly surprised by a video called 93FRAMES – EPISODE 1. A loving portrait of one of the rougher areas in France. The video showed the spots, the skaters, and most importantly the people of that area. It was obviously made with the type of attention to detail that two people that live and breathe in that area themselves would poses.

Macéo Moreau was one of those two architects of that video. He is the main guy behind this new video that we are premiering today. But this project is not so much about an area it is more like a tour video. But it is still about a group of people, traveling and skating together. Which in 2020 was one of the things most of us missed the most.

Differences aside, what remains throughout both projects, is that same loving feeling that was so present in the the first episode of 93FRAMES. So, without wasting any more words, we ask you to press play and enjoy vx TOLON.

We have met Victor Campillo just a few weeks ago in Paris for an Quotamine article for the upcoming issue and he is the nicest guy. Always on the phone, always shirtless and always tech.

How dope looks Marseille?

The Terrasse is back and in style, let yourself be surprised by the spots and the tricks.

One never knows if kids these days were being ironic in using Jerry Hsu’s famed ender song for his Bag Of Suck part or if they were just oblivious to it.

But besides that, we are excited to mostly unseen spots, young skaters doing some cool tricks and an overall nice videographic result.

Paris based brand Quotamine just put out their first-ever video “Didier”. It is a mixed bag by design showing extraordinary talent with Victor Campillo & Ibu Sanyang, mixed together with friends and teammates like Pierre Subra, Vincent Boyom and owner Luidgi Gaydu.

All in all a great video! Make sure you watch it in full!

This video starts with the song: “A Chacun Son Probléme” by Amadou & Mariam, the title translates into “Everyone has their own problems”.

The reason why this makes so much sense is that this video was filmed in Paris’ 93rd district, a place that is known as one of the most dangerous places in Paris.

The project was created by Macéo Moreau & Malo Simonet two people who are from the area itself. And that really shows throughout the project, they skate everything and connect with the people which creates a semi-documentary type of feel which most skaters who search for spots can really relate to.

Another good feature of the project is that the architecture is diverse, it shows both the trash & the treasures that are hidden in these Parisian suburbs.

All in all, this first episode of the project makes us look forward to the second and we hope it features the same crew.

Featuring:

Marius Moreau, Antoine Volle, Victor Campillo, Simon Souchois, Kevin Ozcan, Abel Leblanc, Thibault Lenours, Macéo Moreau & Malo Simonet.

We remember sitting in an apartment in Paris talking about Quota becoming a brand, now it is a reality with Victor Campillo being the first to have a part.

Congratulations to all involved on creating something new, something to follow.

To be honest, it might have been the first time I came across a video of Marseille’s BMG crew, which is a shame considering how much I enjoyed the skating and the rawness of it!

Featuring Samy Idrissou, Tony Rafanomezana, Victor Campillo, Ben Raitano, Valentin Verd, Miguel Costabel , Mickael Kaba, Florent Mineo, Fabien Rolland, Luc Mazieres, Brian Bunting, Kevin Ozcan, Thibault Vernet, and Maceo Moreau.

After Headache, the guys from Pure are back with their new video. A group of skaters, travelling and sharing the same interest can build an energy that will take you places.

Feat.: Victor Campillo, Allan Arma, Ruben Planque, Adrien Chabiron, Leon Mathis Dada, Trevor Peart, Tony Rafanomezana, Rachid Maysadati.

This edit reached us through our friend Luidgi Gaydu. It shows the young gang of Pure ripping mainly through Paris. Fairly entertaining!

Featuring: Allan Arma, Trevor Peart, Victor Campillo, Adrien Chabiron, Leon Mathis Dada, Rachid Maysadati and Maxime Guignard.

The Parisian wheel manufacture Haze Wheels just dropped a nice little promo clip starring Michael Mackrodt, Antoine Roussel, JP Villa, Jody Smith, Bertrand Soubrier, Victor Campillo, Oscar Candon and Hugo Maillard. Filmed with VX only.

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