...Yeah right! While the daytime is focused around business, the nights
are reserved for partying! SIA was our grand debut to many people that
might have heard about us but had never seen a Moment ski or met
someone from the company. Many sleepless nights were put in to make
this a reality for us, and we are proud to show you some of the moments
(pun intended) that we had in Vegas
Grab some popcorn, pour yourself something to drink, sit back and prepare to enjoy Moment's first SIA experience!
The trip started off at around 5am, after having worked virtually
nonstop in order to get ready for the show. I had around 1.5 hours of
sleep in me before I picked up our Western US Sales Rep Craig Combs and
went to meet up with the rest of the crew and pick up the other
vehicles. Our first stop and photo opportunity was at a gas station
Words to live by
The Moment Skis Sport Utility Flatbed (Big Truck)
We arrived in vegas around
2:30-3:00pm only to find that the strip was closed for a block or two
in front of our hotel because the Monte Carlo had caught on fire. I
decided to utilize my uncanny sense of direction and find an alternate
route to the convention center, although as we neared the end of my
'shortcut' we realized that the strip had opened back up, and my detour
was completely unnecessary.
The Mandalay Bay! Finally reaching our destination, we began
unloading our booth and transporting it to our assigned location inside
the convention center and started setting it up. Shortly after the
first few walls went up, Videographer Steve Schultz met up with us at
the booth. Steve filmed throughout the entire SIA show and is working
on a Moment Skis SIA video for that we hope to show later this month.
Tired and Hungry, we made our way into the city to find some food before heading to the hotel and going to bed.
Say Cheese and Taters!
16 hours after leaving Reno
Proof we actually attended the convention
Luke Jacobson won a castle
JJ Schiller at the MGM
M&M and Eminem
SIA Day 1 -
The morning started off well and we made our way to the convention
center so we could finish setting up the booth before the show opened
By far the cleanest the room was all week
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A wonderful Vegas Morning
Setting up the booth
At the show we saw many of our friends.
Colin and Ian
Luke showing off his skills on a Rascal
Towards the end of the first day, we heard
that Orage was having a party and decided to head over. On our way we
ran into the Bula Promotional Director who also happened to be my
roommate my freshman year of college.
Erik aka Nasty
We arrived at the Orage Party where the Red
Dawn himself was on the turntables mixing it up. Accompanied by Doug
Bishop, we grabbed a few drinks courtesy of Orage.
Max Miller finally gets a day off
While at the Orage party, we received news of
another party happening at the Joystick booth and decided to head in
that direction. We partied down pretty hard with the NS crew this
night, these guys kick ass!
Moment Skis Owner Casey Hakansson
The Joystick Party
SIA Day 2 -
The crew is still going strong after the previous days shenanigans.
The second day of the show proved to be busier than the first, with
many people stopping by to inquire about the skis. Day 2 also marked
the first of two Moment Skis Parties we hosted at our booth during the
show. The Capture the Moment Party went off without a hitch, we ended
up going through 7 cases of Redbull for cocktails and three cases of
beer. The following are moments captured our second night at the show.
Steve Schultz aka Ricky Bobby
This is how Volcom parties
Dave Brunelle, Nuff Said
Harvey from Voleurz
The Man himself
Max and Jackie Paaso
Inside the booth
One of many inspirational moments from Max
People need to wear more ties
We even ran into Brad Holmes
SIA Day 3 -
Our second to last day at the show, today pumped us up because it
was the day of our Punk Rock and PBR Party! We invited some of our
friends from Reno, a punk-rock band called BEERCAN to come and perform
at our booth. The hallways around the Moment Skis booth filled with
people to come watch the show, and what a show it was!
Ever seen 500 tallboys before?
Beer, Beer, Beer
Costa Family on Vacation
Luke, Casey and Craig
JT and KC Deane
They wouldn't let max bring his Harley inside the show
Not sure why they are in towels, but who cares?
No more towels
Max Miller 0 - Vegas 2
Punk rock and PBR!
The Band - BEERCAN
Shots of the Crowd
What do you know, people love beer!
All in all, the show was success. We all made it back, some in better
shape than others. We laughed, no one cried, and no one came back
married! We made some great new friends, got to hang out with some old
ones we haven't seen in a while. Thanks to everyone who stopped by and
partied with us, you made SIA 2008 a time we will never forget. Shout
outs go to Doug, Schmuck, Jeff, Josh B, Josh from JibiJ, Harvey, and
anyone else I may have forgotten that stopped by!
See you all at SIA 2009!