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April 14, 2006 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

WELCOME to Kimo’s Vegas ... the Player’s Edge!

Danny Way set a new world record in a jump from the Vegas Hard Rock Cafe
Danny Way set a new world
record in a jump from the
Vegas Hard Rock Cafe

PRO SKATEBOARDER Danny Way flew off the Hard Rock Café‘s giant Fender Stratocaster neon guitar facade 82 feet in the air, setting a new world record ... check out the video at Bruddah has even jumped the Great Wall of China.

THE ALIENS are coming ... the official Star Trek Convention is headed for the Las Vegas Hilton Aug. 17-20. Live long and prosper.

AND ON Sept. 16, Las Vegas plays host to Artistry in Iron, Master Builders Bike Show, featuring rides from 25 of today’s master bike builders at the BikeFest.

A LAS VEGAS NBA team? That’s the dream of many, and it may be a step closer to reality because NBA commissioner David Stern announced that the 2007 All Star Game will take place in Vegas, making this the first time ever a city with no team will host the game ... Now that there’s a precedent, how ‘bout Hawaii in 2008?

WHAT’S IT like to play in a poker game where the pots are routinely $300,000 and you gotta have $20 million in cash to sit at the table? This week on Kimo’s Vegas we talk about the largest head-to-head poker game of all time, where self-made billionaire Andy Beal matched $20 million against a revolving cast of 20 pros, including Phil Ivey and Todd Brunson, with author Michael Craig, the only non-player invited to the event, Thursday at 9 a.m. on Sports Radio 1420am.

Enter the Ford Magic contest for a chance to meet Penn & Teller
Enter the Ford Magic contest for a chance to meet
Penn & Teller

FORD MAGIC! That’s what they’re calling Ford’s latest advertising campaign that features the magic of Penn & Teller. In conjunction, they’re giving away a 2007 Ford Explorer XLT Sport, a trip to Vegas to meet Penn & Teller, a round of golf with Johnny Miller and a golf bag filled with $5,000 in chips and $600 in cash. Visit us online at for the link to enter.

GENERAL MOTORS, one of the biggest companies in America, has just opened a hybrid thrill ride/test track called The Drive. Anyone 18 plus with a valid driver’s license and 10 bucks who can pass a breathalyzer test can drive one of 12 new GM mobiles, including a Caddy Escalade and a Corvette, on one of two test tracks. I remember when test drives were free!

GET MORE Kimo’s Vegas at in both editions of MidWeek, in Oceanic Cable’s Around Hawaii and with Brickwood Galuteria Friday morning at 7:20 on Hawaiian105 KINE.

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