Snowboard Expert Franco DiRienzo
  • Franco DiRienzo

    Snowsports have been in my blood since I was a little kid. I started skiing at the age of 3 and snowboarding at 16, and still do both to this day! My wife and I met while working at a ski shop and we now have 3 kids that we can't wait to get out on the hill!

    I grew up just outside Boston and currently reside on the seacoast of New Hampshire, however I was lucky enought to attend college in Colorado. Getting to experience western powder was such an amazing experience, and we go back to CO every year to ski/ride and visit friends.

    Some of my favorite places to ride on the east coast are Stowe, Cannon, Loon and of course Jay Peak. Out west, we always hit Aspen, Vail and Steamboat and hope to get to Jackson Hole and Mammoth when our kids get a bit older.

    My passion for skiing and snowboarding brought me to work in the ski/ snowboard industry for 8+ years managing a ski/ snowboard shop here on the east coast. I loved helping poeple get the right gear and the amazing feedback that came with it! Luckily I also met my wife there who was the softgood buyer for the shop.

    I now work in real estate here on the seacoast of New Hampshire but you can find us up in the mountains at every possible moment.

    305 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
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    CategorySnowboard Expert
    Customers helped4,851
    Home townPortsmouth, NH
    Favorite cocktailI love Scotch.. Scotchy Scotch Scotch
    Favorite terrainTrees
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    Snowboard Expert Franco DiRienzo
    Reviewer: Phill W
    Franco wa beyond great!
    Franck was Attentive, knowledgeable, and can communicate. He had his own ideas while agreeing with mine, and reasons why and fore our differences. He carried the conversation past it’s required time and gave me a deal. Only problem is I had applied the deal but after talking discovering had more I wanted to buy.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Aug 31, 2022
    Snowboard Expert Franco DiRienzo
    Reviewer: Jake
    He’s the man
    I’m not the most knowledgeable person with gear. Franco really helped put things into perspective for me and my needs. Definitely a personable guy, not like those other txting operators you get. We actually had a great conversation and I bought some gear. 10/10 would recommend
    Verified Review | Submitted on Sep 15, 2022
    Snowboard Expert Franco DiRienzo
    Reviewer: Jacquelyn
    Amazing info!
    Franco has been so helpful for me finding a splitboard. He’s informed about so many brands. He also knew about my home mountain and the conditions where I’ll be riding. He answered all my questions thoroughly and taught me about brands that weren’t originally on my radar! Exactly what I was hoping for.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Aug 10, 2022
    Snowboard Expert Franco DiRienzo
    Reviewer: Kodi
    Franco was super nice and knowledgeable!
    I’m the type of guy who asks way to many questions but Franco answered them all. Was super knowledgeable and always responded within a very short time period. Also very nice and made it feel like more of a friend helping me out.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Sep 25, 2022
    Snowboard Expert Franco DiRienzo
    Reviewer: Jasmine
    Jasmine's experience with Franco
    I'm big into researching any large purchases. My Curated Expert, Franco, helped me understand things that even my hours of research failed to explain. Thankful for the team at Curated, and will definitely be back!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 14, 2022
    Snowboard Expert Franco DiRienzo
    Reviewer: Marc
    Hands down a fantastic expert.
    I randomly reached out to Franco based on some reviews I read on him. He wasn't listed as online but got back to me within a minute. He was super responsive and knowledgable. I was eyeballing a certain snowboard to upgrade my old board and we discussed my riding style. He said it was a great board and recommended 2 other boards that fit my ride style/ability. I ended up going with his other recommendation after we discussed the advantages of each. I will definitely be looking him up if I need help in the future.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 8, 2022
    Snowboard Expert Franco DiRienzo
    Reviewer: Dominic
    Franco is the man!
    He was responding to my messages within seconds even though he was offline. Super patient and no question was too much. On top of that he had a lot of knowledge and research to share on the products I am purchasing, so kudos to him for doing the homework. Don't buy a board without talking to Franco first.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 19, 2021
    Snowboard Expert Franco DiRienzo
    Reviewer: Tori
    Franco was amazing!
    He was friendly, approachable and easy to chat with. All of my questions were answered quickly. All the answers were catered to my needs. Thank you! This is one of the biggest reasons why I ended up purchasing from Curated. It made the shopping experience so much faster and simpler.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 26, 2021
    Snowboard Expert Franco DiRienzo
    Reviewer: John
    John's experience with Franco
    I liked the responsiveness but did not like that I had to return two of the three products due to sizing issues. I feel like Curated should have a sizing template for their products that customers could print out so that a more effective sizing of feet is achieved and therefore have less returns.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 5, 2021
    Snowboard Expert Franco DiRienzo
    Reviewer: dave
    The man!! Super helpful. Super friendly. Hope to maybe hit the slopes with ya someday. Appreciate all the help!
    Franco was the best. What more can i say. Definetly one of the most pleasant buying expierences ive had in many years. Would love to do buisness again
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 22, 2021
    Franco DiRienzo
    5.0 from 305 reviews
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