FAT TRAX WINS FOURTH ANNUAL SHOP SHOWDOWN AT LOON MOUNTAIN
LINCOLN, NH - March 11, 2006 was the date for Loon Mountains fourth Annual
Shop Showdown. The super fun but ultra laidback event brought 16 teams to
the shootout this year. Eastern Boarder, Laced, Fat Trax, and NuWave Sports
just to mention a few. You know thereıs some guaranteed fun involved when
almost every team shows up in some sort of costume or uniform. The wind died
and the sun pierced the clouds just as the event kicked off with the 18'
quarterpipe jam. Andrew Johnson led the way with some huge airs, while
others like Jacques Beriau stayed a little closer to earth with steezy lip
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After a lunch break the high ollie contest kicked off. Nelson Wormstead from
Oakley provided some audio entertainment for the event and ended up winning
the bet that was going around for the highest ollie. The session started off
at 20 inches and slowly grew, knocking out riders as it went up. At about 40
inches it was down to 5 riders, then at 42 inches the ollie king was Shaun
Murphy from Fat Trax. Everyone was super pumped, and he just kept on going
topping out at 48 inches or 4 feet, either way thatıs huge for an ollie!
The sun stayed out for the rail portion of the event and it was sick. The
course consisting of a down rail, a down box, a doghouse box, and a
battleship box - making for tons of trickery. Chris Grenier had it all, but
his switch frontboard to boardslide 270 out could not be topped. All and all
it was a great day of food, fun, friends, and snow shredding!
1st Place: Chris Beresford & Chris Grenier (Fat Trax 1 Snowboard Shop)
2nd Place: Shaun Murphy & Ian Keay (Fat Trax 2 Snowboard Shop)
3rd Place: Chris Carr & Mike Gansalves (S & W Sports)
Costume Winners: Graham Hoffman and Steve Gallant (Lahoutıs Snowboard Shop)
Prizes included a 4 day trip to Northstar-at-Tahoe, air travel via Southwest
airlines, Oakley backpacks for the top three teams, a 2-night stay at the
Mountain Club on Loon for 6, one hundred bucks cash money, and 2 Shop
Showdown engraved Oakley GMT watches. And of course the legendary trophy!