Paul Bass Invitational: A weekend full of Tricks, Chicks and Lots of Fun!
The first annual Paul Bass Invitational just wrapped up last weekend.
Riders from all over the world came to show off their gambling skills.
Gram Agassiz ended up taking the most poker chips home,
while Andrew Taylor (Marin) won best line.
The format went like this: Each rider was given $100 worth of poker
chips to gamble. They had an option to bet on 3 different slots x1, x2,
and x3. If the rider lands their trick they could single, double, or even
triple their money, but if they don’t land the trick – they’re
out…depending on how many of their chips they wagered. “I just
wanted to do something different and fun for the riders,” says event
organizer and Red Bull rider Paul Bass, “I’m over the same
boring format that we do at every contest, it’s time that we switch
things up. All the riders were riding really well! Some of the highlights were
Andrew Taylor’s flip combination. He pulled out all the hard bangers,
but ended up losing some cash when he didn’t properly “click” his
heels on a simple heel-clicker!”
Head judge FMX gold medalist Mike Mason could not approve it.
“This was the coolest contest I did all year,
I can’t wait to come back next year,” said Andrew Taylor. Other
highlights were Kurt Sorge’s flip out of the Fruit Bowl.
The event had a great family feel and good vibes all around with the
potential to be something really huge in the future. Paul also arranged
for a big night out in the Biggest Little Town in America: nearby Reno,
Nevada. Look for a full-feature story in an upcoming issue of DECLINE