Shop Guy of the Week: Zach Watson

 

Ok, basics first. What’s your name and where’s your shop?

My name’s Zach Watson and I work at the Source Boardshop in Edmonton.

What’s your home mountain?

Home mountain is a little gem called the Hudson Bay Mountain located in Northern BC.

How long have you been working in the shop?

Pretty new, like a couple weeks.

How’d you get the job?

Well, I wanna open my own shop one day so I am a hard worker and want to learn pretty much everything about this, so I was one of the best candidates!

What makes your shop stand out?

Definitely the crew of of employees we have going on and the crazy amount of goodies we stock that could keep you shopping for hours. Plus we’re one of the bigger stores in western Canada.

What’s the craziest thing a customer’s asked for?

Uh, we get mixed up a lot on the phone for the source by Circuit City. One lady asked what source adult is, which is not us. That pretty much sums up what you might expect there. Haha.

Favorite Rome product and why?

The Rome Artifact has been a solid for quite a while and people swear by it.

What’s your spirit animal?

A pug? I guess I am also wild like them sometimes and tend to stare crazily at the television sometimes..

Tell us a joke?

A newfie named Clyde died in a fire and was burnt so badly that the morgue needed someone to identify the body. His two best friends, Clem and Zeke, came to do the job. Clem went in first and the mortician pulled back the sheet. Clem said “Yup, he’s burnt pretty bad. Roll him over.” So the mortician rolled him over and Clem took one look and said, “Nope, ain’t Clyde.”
Just to be safe the mortician brought in Zeke and Zeke took a look at him and said “Yup, he’s burnt real bad, roll him over.” The mortician rolled him over and Zeke looked down and said “No, it ain’t Clyde.” The mortician asked “How can you tell? Zeke said “Well, Clyde had two assholes.” “What? He had two assholes?” said the mortician. “Yup, everyone in town knew he had two assholes. Every time we went to town, folks would say ‘Here comes Clyde with them two assholes.’ ”

Any local riders that you or the shop in general are especially stoked on?

Jed Anderson, TJ Schneider, Devun Walsh, Dwayne Wiebe, and Layne Treeter just to name a few.

You’re stuck on a chairlift for 8 hours, who are the 3 people you’d like to be stuck with?

Not the ski patrol, that’s for sure. Probably my bro and some snow bunnies.

Best pick up line?

How does my trench coat look to you?

If you could do only one trick the rest of your life, what would it be?

Stalefishies off everything.

Pow lines or park laps?

Well I grew up building a park in my backyard so pow lines when available for sure!

Favorite shred flick from last season?

Ransack Rebellion was last year right?!

What one thing would you change about snowboarding to make it better?

I’d just like a tight crew to ride with.

Describe the perfect day of riding.

Early start, bluebird, and finding the hill covered in even more snow than you hoped for.

Any shout outs?

My brother Jacob, Jake at the Source Edmonton for hiring me, my dad for taking us to the hill when we were younger, and the Source crew in general.

Any last words?

I got hit on my bike by a truck on my way home from a PK just a few hours before writing this! Tight, hahaha!

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