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  • Franco DiRienzo

    Snowsports have been in my blood since I was a little kid. I started out skiing at 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 2 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.

    230 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
    Currently offline
    CategorySnowboard Expert
    Customers helped2,379
    Home townPortsmouth, NH
    Favorite cocktailI love Scotch.. Scotchy Scotch Scotch
    Favorite terrainTrees
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    Reviewer: Sonny
    Franco know his $h!t
    I was lucky enough to get linked up with Franco for guidance on buying a new board - he listened to all my wants/needs, asked very detailed questions about me, my riding style, and places I spend time riding. He then gave me great advice on possible new board options, pointed out the pros and cons of all the options and educated me on new technology out there since my last purchase of a board, he thought of everything ! I could not have gotten better service had I been standing in a ski/snowbard shop - he should open his own store! Cant wait to try my new board next week - thanks again for being such a bad a$$ Franco!
    Verified Review | Submitted Jan 17, 2020
    Reviewer: Caleb
    Mind blowing service
    Wether you’re a seasoned snowboarder or just starting out this is your guy. Not only is his knowledge of the equipment excellent, but he is an absolute pleasure to work with. Need suggestions on gear? He’s got you. Have questions on how to set it up? He’s got you. Wanna talk about the best way to learn a new style? He’s got you. He’s genuinely a friend and just wants to help everyone get the perfect set up for their shredding experience. 15/10 service. Thank man!
    Verified Review | Submitted Dec 17, 2019
    Reviewer: Shin
    Shin's experience with Franco
    5/5 Stars. Amazing stuff. My experience with Curated was incredible. I was looking to buy a snowboard for myself with almost zero knowledge. But having a seasoned snowboarder create a specific list for me with all of the equipment I should get was so helpful. He even added notes as to why he chose these items and why they are a good fit for me! Also, being able to chat on the website/ email/ text all with the same person at my own leisure really was the cherry on top of everything. I've been telling my friends left and right about you guys. Keep it up!!
    Verified Review | Submitted Oct 7, 2019
    Reviewer: Drew
    super chill guy
    Franco is awesome! Hes a great guy who like boarding and is knowlegable about products. i went on curated to get help confirming my board size. Franco confirmed my size and although they didn't have the board i wanted, i ended up buying boots and bindings he suggested.
    Verified Review | Submitted Apr 19, 2020
    Reviewer: Joey
    He knows his stuff
    Franco is honestly the man. When I start buying my gear (most likely the ones he recommended) I'll be sure to get them off curated. He was very friendly and was always available when I was. If you match with him then consider yourself lucky. To curated and Franco, thank you!
    Verified Review | Submitted Feb 23, 2020
    Reviewer: Michael
    Dude killed it!
    Really stoked with how knowledgeable Franco was with all of the binding options and worked with me to make sure that they had my size and color that I wanted. Very on top of his game and quick to respond, pumped to try out these new bindings!
    Verified Review | Submitted Mar 12, 2020
    Reviewer: Kassandra
    What can I say...
    This man should be running a country or something with how detailed and dedicated he was to ensure I got exactly what I wanted. He went above and beyond what was necessary for a sale yet i am sure if i asked he could probably do even more. He is just that good. Thank You Again!
    Verified Review | Submitted Dec 2, 2019
    Reviewer: Harley
    Awesome
    I really like how he is willing to not only price match to what I found, bur he actually also looks into cheaper alternatives in the partnering company. Recommendations are a lot of times on the spot with the given budget and reasoning behind the choices are easy to understand and honest.
    Verified Review | Submitted Nov 29, 2019
    Reviewer: Matthew
    Franco is a legend!
    Been an exceptional experience, I’m sure Franco got frustrated with me from time to time but he stuck it out and got me a great deal and I can’t wait to get on and riding it! Appreciate everything he did for me and his patience with me!
    Verified Review | Submitted Mar 5, 2020
    Reviewer: Gretchen
    Gretchen's experience with Franco
    Franco was a great help during the buying process!! He really knew what he was talking about, and I think that this is the best website that I have ever ordered from. The associates don't pressure you into buying anything you don't need, which is amazing. I highly recommend this website for beginners and people who need help with buying anything for their snow adventures!!
    Verified Review | Submitted Mar 18, 2019