Almost every year Fox Racing (@foxheadinc) rewards their motocross team with a group vacation for a job well done. This year the Fox Wake Team took it upon themselves to show the MX Team some love. Fox MX Team Riders Brett Metcalfe, Jeff Emig, Ricky Carmichael, Ivan Tedesco, Daniel Reardon and Trey Canard met Chris Onstott, Todd Hicks, the Fox Brothers, Shawn Murray, Derek Cook and Chris Bischoff in Lake Shasta, California for a weekend of wakeboarding and wakesurfing behind a Malibu Boats Wakesetter VLX.
Check out the Malibu Boats flickr.com photo set from the trip!
Todd Hicks, Fox Wake Team Manager, explained the tradition of the team trip and the motivation for this year’s outing. "We have visited Hawaii a couple of times with the athletes. MX Team has enjoyed surfing with the worlds best surfers, so this year we wanted to give back from our wake team side. Our Fox Team managers wanted to let the MX crew enjoy some wakeboarding. So I spoke with Shaun Murray (the only man you would want on your houseboat trip teaching top notch moto athletes how to wakeboard) who was delighted to come and help play the roll as wake coach. Chris Bischoff put the call into Malibu for us for the sweet ride of the Malibu Boats Wakesetter VLX. I went ahead and picked it up from the factory Friday on our way up and my mouth dropped as I approached the Malibu Factory. It was the sickest looking boat sitting out front of the place. I thought there was no way that was the boat we were going to use. Sure enough, I was greeted by Shane and Amy from Malibu and they said, 'Yes this is your boat.' I about passed out."
We're glad you liked the VLX. We figured you guys deserved the best!
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