By Alex Brown
Posted 3 September 2008
I left Maui at the beginning of April and headed towards Vegas for the 2008 NABX event. I wasn't too keen on heading there after last years wounds. There is no glory to be had in the desert. Even if you can pull some bad-ass moves, is it worth it when that one crash can put you out for months due to skin burns, blood poisoning and immovability from your bandages?
I met up with some old friends out there and we jammed on the ramp that they had built. I also showed the preview for Drill 2 to everyone on the prize evening which went down great. I'm not sure weather it was the blood, the girls or the guy bomb dropping into a water fountain in Las Vegas on a Best Kiteboarding kiteboard that got them cheering, you let me know your thoughts when the trailer comes out.
So we were eating in the casino one night with buggy babies from the UK Dave, Will and Swavek, plus Gabe. I don't know why but we were all arming ourselves with sauce, milk and more; getting ready for a food fight that was to lead onto epic proportions. Gabe and I were on the end of the table, I nudged his foot just as I squeezed the sauce right into their faces. As I was getting up, Gabe jabbed the milk in and I grabbed a second container full of jelly. They tried to throw pepper back, but its no good when you got ketchup in your eyes haha.
The next morning I drove across the lake bed to the event, rolled down my window to discuss the previous nights events with them. As we were laughing, I saw a hand reach in and sqeeze my shake right up into my face! After some more sauce and two of us running around in the desert play fighting, I thought I had ended the prank war by putting bugs into buggy babies food that they called up from room service, which they ate that night. I did however find my car covered in BBQ sauce the next day. Cheers.