In 1999, he decided to finish up a 25-year relationship with narcotics and moved to Vegas to restart his sound career doing audio contract work for Casino Showrooms, special events and award shows. He rented a ranch 10 miles south of town, built a recording studio and was preparing to move forward with his music aspirations. While listening to his voice inside of an old water containment area, the overwhelming notion occurred to build and get other people to use a sensory deprivation chamber. Not words or an image, just the thought. Not knowing what sensory deprivation was, Crash built a tank to try. The chamber had such a significant effect on him it became his prime consideration.
After he designed the first chamber in 1999, he opened a facility in Venice Beach housing his two original chambers. For many years, the interest was very slim. Sessions were $25, you could stay in all night. Then Joe Rogan contacted Crash to build him a proper chamber. In 2010 Float Lab® submitted a chamber for certification with NSF (National Sanitation Foundation). In 2013 after enduring the longest testing process in NSF’s 75-year history (almost 3 years) Float Lab® achieved both the NSF 50 and the UL 1795 certifications. Float Lab® became the world’s first and only certified for commercial use floatation system. Due to Joe Rogan’s influence, the number of people floating continued to escalate to a point where the 2 Chambers in Venice were booked months in advance. In 2013 Crash started work on Float Labs Westwood Facility to provide the Los Angeles community with more opportunities to Float in his chambers. The state-of-the-art Westwood facility opened in 2015 housing 7 Float Lab®, Chambers and is open 7 days a week.
Crash has been a pioneer in the floatation industry and has worked with authorities all over the world to establish and define proper standards. He currently is a member of the NSF joint committee and the chairperson for their Sensory Deprivation Task Group. Crash is also a member of the Center for Disease Controls CMAHC (Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code). Besides operating the 2 float facilities and manufacturing chambers with the patented disinfection process requiring no halogen chemicals, Float Lab® has been setting up the parameters for the Human Modification Project utilizing the Patented Cellular Influence Device. The research is set to start in 2019 and will be conducted by TRININE INC.