So you think you know how to relax? Think again my friend. Apparently our good friend and pro-shred emeritus Lukas Huffman has takin’ chillaxin to the next level. In fact he took it so next-level he woke up with all his teeth smashed in. So how did it happen and what’s the story behind the story? Lukas dropped by the office since he was in town for some maxillofacial surgery on his busted grill and posted up at his parents in Montpelier for a recovery session (by the way, for all you useless information buffs, Montpelier is the only US capital without a McDonalds).
So the story unfolds about 6-weeks ago when we got an e-mail from Luke offering to send us 600 copies of his radtacular book ir77, which if you haven’t scored yet is a must buy for a behind-the-scenes look at the life of a pro-snowboarder from the eyes of uh, pro-snow-board-er, ya. You can pick up ir77 at www.ir77book.com or wait for a signed copy this fall when we launch the 09 website.
So, fast-forward to this week, books arrived no problem and the phone rings in the office, it’s Luke (who else would it be? We’re writing a story about Lukas Huffman for the love of God). Clarence (Luke is the only person I’ve ever met who always calls me Clarence), I’m in Vermont for a bit and want to roll by the office. No worries mate, come on by on Friday for our weekly lunchtime BBQ. Clarance, I can’t eat right now I busted up my grill. What?! Yeah man, I was in Romania. Lukas is always traveling to marginal and semi-sketchy places to shred, but this time he was on a mission for Film class or some art project cause Luke is now an undergrad at Columbia University in NYC (more useless statistics, Luke graduated first in his class at Montpelier High School – way to go Luke!).
Luke went on to explain how he had flown to Romania and was super crisp from the flight, went to a local beer garden (we’re not sure if this so-called beer garden might be code for something marginal in Romania, but we wanted to find out about his busted grill and forgot to ask), knocked down a couple beers with two of his buds, got up to go back to the hotel and passed out. Upon passing out Mr. Huffman proceeded to case face-first into the sidewalk and bust the shit out of his grill.
Needless to say we hope he gets better soon and we even brought a blender so he wouldn’t miss out on the Friday BBQ session.
Mmmm, Blender Burgers anyone?