So we got a call tonight, two days before we were due at our first big gig in California. Our road crew had left Minnesota a day or so before, and were in Oklahoma. Apparently they had been in some sort of accident. And then the details started coming in. We had a beautiful new Ford Excursion, and a 30 foot custom studio trailer. In this trailer we had everything we needed to record and then immediately distribute a show. Our most expensive and crucial gear was fully racked in a Rock Hard shock case. With our gear in it, it was worth around $65,000.00, and was the heart of our system. Doing around 65 mph, the road crew caught a bad gust of wind and fishtailed.
The fishtailing got worse, and took the whole thing over. The trailer came apart completely, as those things are wont to do, and our gear was scattered all over Interstate 70. The Rock Hard case ended up flipping and protecting another rack full of gear.
The case is the big grey thing under the axels.The Rock Hard case literally had the axles of the trailer on top of it. I should mention also that the lids weren't on it during any of this.
Ã‚Â Here's the thing. Everything in it was just fine. Our road crew (now named "Team Rollover") powered everything up, and it all came to life. We were able to be in LA the next day, and go ahead with the show. What more could you possibly ask of a road case? Rock Hard saved our gear, and our credibility. The case is doing fine, and still in daily use, by the way. Thank you Mark, and thank you Rock Hard!!
The pictures of Luke, Wes Schuck (Owner), and myself were taken a couple of days ago with the same case. Hardly a scratch on it. ;) Luke is the guy with the Hawaiin shirt and sunglasses, Wes is wearing a bright orange shirt, and I'm the guy with the brown glasses and western shirt on.