Words: Liam Morgan
Our short piece, "Compulsion" is a testament to the passion and dedication that Vancouver Island freerider, Tor Cameron puts into his building and riding. Built and shot between October 2021 and May 2023, "Compulsion" features a series of freeride lines built by Tor and friends in the forests of Southern Vancouver Island.
Tor works full time doing tree service, yet is no stranger to spending hundreds of hours of his free time alone in the woods working to make a single idea come to life. In fact, the creative process of turning build ideas into reality is what drives Tor's riding and keeps him motivated to continue progressing.
Our project name, "Compulsion" comes from the urgent energy that Tor feels about having to get out into the woods to start building once an idea is brewing in his mind.
Although "Compulsion" may feel like a combination of one-off features scattered throughout the forest, it actually consists of just 2 trails that can be ridden top to bottom.
photos: August Nesbitt
"Compulsion" turned out to be a long process for Tor and I to complete, but we are stoked on how it turned out, and we hope you will be too!
Video: Liam Morgan
Riding: Tor Cameron
Building: Tor Cameron & Nick Griffiths
Still Photography: Liam Morgan & August Nesbitt
Special Thanks: Sydney Rens, August Nesbitt, Andrew Giesbrecht, Max Field, Sam Eagles, Bradley Wright & Elwyn Thom
Music: Hovvdy/Lomelda - Swing, Knox Brown - The People
Shot on the Unceded Traditional Territories of the Coast Salish First Peoples