April 28, 2007- LAKE LOUISE, AB. – TJ Schneider & Dwayne Weibe win the Lake Louise Shop Showdown!
After 15cms of fresh springtime pow fell, it was once again time for the annual Shop Showdown to go down at Lake Louise. The Shop Showdown is an event that pits shops from all over central and western Canada together in a hand-to-hand fight to the death for the title of most ripping shop in the west. Okay that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but the shredding does get pretty heated between shops. Basically the deal is that each shop is represented by teams of two riders (one team rider and one shop employee) that compete in a slopestyle for extravagant prizes and the title of #1 ripping shop in the Wild West. The Source had the most presence at the event, represented with 5 teams.
After a morning of ripping some insane pow, the contest was ready to get going at around noon. The setup had most shop employees “employing” their pants, with a 40 foot table to start into a 60 footer and then some rails after to finish the job. The team consisting of TJ Schneider and Dwayne Weibe pretty much sealed things up first run with TJ dropping a switch back 5 into a front 7 and Dwayne ripping a backside 7 into a frontside 7 to seal the deal.
Dwayne and TJ took home RCR seasons passes for 2008 (an $1100 value) and a Texas Mickey of Jack Daniels for their efforts. Nice work boys!