Snowboard Expert Chuck Schembre
  • Chuck Schembre

    I live in the eastern Sierra Nevada on the other side of the mountain from Lake Tahoe with my 2 kids and wife, and live close to many Tahoe ski areas. Curated is a side gig for me and I have a career as an Environmental Scientist working to improve water quality...but I live and breath snowboarding every other minute of my days! I am consistently one of our top ranked snowboard experts, and strive to take care fo my customers and make online gear shopping fun. When I am not working I am skateboarding, snowboarding, mountain biking and playing in the high sierra lakes with my family. Snowboarding came late to me in my life and I grew up as a successful athlete playing traditional American sports while gravitating to surfing and other board sports. I am an avid hobby snowboarder who has taken it to the next level, and have a huge passion for snowboards, repairing and building boards, and teaching my kids how to ride. So if you have little ones you are trying to buy gear for, I am your guy! Although I have never been a pro rider or have worked professionally in the industry besides this gig with Curated, I bring a very practical and fun approach to selecting boards and gear, and I understand what the average rider is looking for in their gear to bring massive stoke into their lives. I have a huge passion for snowboards and I am always seeking to better understand how the techology of boards and the uniqueness of each board creates a different ride. Helping people select great snowboard gear that fits their style and needs brings me great joy.

    159 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
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    CategorySnowboard Expert
    Customers helped1,155
    Favorite snow gearNeverSummer Snowboards
    Favorite terrainTrees
    Favorite spotKirkwood
    Current locationMinden, Nevada
    Favorite beerLead Dog
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    Snowboard Expert Chuck Schembre
    Reviewer: Robby
    This is the perfect service.
    For somebody like me who has a hard time weighing the options, this service was absolutely phenomenal for me to be able to bounce questions and ideas off of somebody and get timely feedback. Chuck in particular was nothing less than superb and patient in his assistance, and did everything he could to ensure I had good gear and good style heading into this season. I would absolutely recommend Chuck and the service as a whole for anybody looking to grab new gear!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 8, 2022
    Snowboard Expert Chuck Schembre
    Reviewer: Drake
    Outstanding Showmanship
    I chatted on and off with Chuck for nearly a month and he was always available and replying within a matter of minutes no matter what. He was able to recommend for me the greatest gear for the best price, especially on Black Friday. He remained extremely patient with my busy work and personal schedule as well as demonstrated his wealth of knowledge on anything snowboard related. Cannot express my gratitude enough.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 26, 2021
    Snowboard Expert Chuck Schembre
    Reviewer: Charlie
    Chuck was so helpful.
    I haven't purchased a new snowboard in nearly 8 years. And never online. There are no good shops around here in NJ and I was a bit nervous about the idea of buying online, no test ride, no ability to touch the product. Using the information in the questionnaire Chuck made some great initial suggestions. He also listened to my aesthetic preferences, helping me find a "not so girly" women's board. We talked about how I ride vs what specs I wanted and that in turn helped him nail down the right specs. I am stoked about my new board. Can't wait to get out to CO and take it for a ride! Thanks Chuck.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Oct 25, 2021
    Snowboard Expert Chuck Schembre
    Reviewer: Madi
    CHUCK KNOWS HIS STUFF!
    I went into this looking for his opinion on a specific board and learned SO MUCH. the guy is really knowledgable and is so thrilled to share it with you in a way you'll understand, all the while making sure his recommendations are a perfect fit for your riding style (while not breaking the bank). thanks again chuck, here's to a great pow season with new equipment!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Sep 23, 2021
    Snowboard Expert Chuck Schembre
    Reviewer: Christian
    SO HELPFUL!
    Chuck helped me out tremendously. He was very patient with me and educated me on everything I should know when it comes to buying snowboard stuff. It was a long process but Chuck never gave up and continued trying to find the best board for me. I learned a lot throughout this process and I am so confident with my purchase, thanks for chuck!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Sep 27, 2021
    Snowboard Expert Chuck Schembre
    Reviewer: Kyle
    Chuck was awesome
    Chuck was knowledgeable and very helpful every step of the way. After answering a few questions he picked out some great snowboards. He was quick in answering all my questions and helped me pick out which board was right for me. Thank you so much!!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 5, 2022
    Snowboard Expert Chuck Schembre
    Reviewer: Jason S
    Chuck was super helpful and knows his stuff!
    Bought a board for my wife today - Chuck helped me narrow down the choices. We really happy with his suggestions so we found the perfect match for her skill level and style of riding. Would definitely lean on him again for advice!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 8, 2021
    Snowboard Expert Chuck Schembre
    Reviewer: Dalton
    Knowledgeable and Going out of His Way to Help
    Charles was fantastic in helping me select a board, bindings, and helmet. As a person relatively new to snowboarding, I didn't have the best knowledge on certain boards and brands, but he worked with me in finding a setup that was tailored to my style and will serve me well in more advanced riding for years to come. Also he helped me get a helmet I was eyeing up that I couldn't find on the site he helped me get it at a lower price than all the other shops! Be prepared for some great advice and maybe a few jokes from him. Would come back for his help anytime!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 1, 2020
    Snowboard Expert Chuck Schembre
    Reviewer: Zach W
    Patient and helpful
    I worked with Chuck for a long find to find the right board for me. He was patient during the entire process. Sent a ton of a research and videos on the suggested options. Now I have the best board I’ve ever ridden.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 8, 2022
    Snowboard Expert Chuck Schembre
    Reviewer: Ehsan A
    Chuck was Awesome!!!!!
    I have worked with him and over 35 messages back n forth, he answered all my questions and concerns and provided great recommendations! I would highly suggest taking his advice for your purchase! Thank you, Sir!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 4, 2022
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