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  • Aaron Bandler

    I am an outdoor professional who started skiing at age 4, and I haven't missed a season. I've been skiing longer than I've been doing just about anything else, and have filled my winters with racing, ski-bumming, and multiweek winter backcountry expeditions. I've personally experienced the innovations and developments that have occured in the ski industry over the years, and can answer all your questions and give you personally relevant explanations of ski-industry jargon like "side-cut", "rocker", and my personal favorite: "torsional rigidity". I put my own gear through the ringer and I use every piece of it for its entire lifespan. This stuff is expensive and you want to get your money's worth!

    I have helped many people get the right gear, whether that be brand new beginners looking to make their initial purchases, intermediates trying to get to the next level without killing their bank account, and advanced skiers looking to branch out into new terrain like the backcountry. I love connecting with people over skiing and am happy to spend time discussing your ideal setup!

    79 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
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    CategorySki Expert
    Customers helped575
    Current locationColorado
    Favorite beerThe ones I make myself!
    Favorite terrainBackcountry
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    Reviewer: Emily
    Honest and Genuine Expert Advice
    I was skeptical of buying skis online at first, but Aaron was more than qualified to answer all of my beginner skier questions revolving buying my first new set of skis. He provided me with several recommendations at different price points, giving me specific notes on each rec. Then when I asked more questions, he gave more detailed pros and cons to the two options I had narrowed down. He even called my local ski repair shops for quotes on boot/binding tuning to give me accurate pricing quotes. Throughout the whole experience, I felt like Aaron was giving advice to me as a friend, not as a potential customer. Will definitely be recommending Curated to friends looking to buy gear online and who need some expert perspective before locking in on a purchase. Thanks again Aaron!
    Verified Review | Submitted May 7, 2020