Snowboard Expert Frankie V.
Bluebird day near Breckenridge!
  • Frankie V.

    Born and raised in Chicago. In 2003 I picked up my first rental Rossi from Alpine Valley resort in Elkhorn, Wisconsin (proceeded to snap it racking on a tree 🤦🏾‍♂️) I was hooked.

    After 6 years stuck in the icy midwest glades, I got my first taste of Rocky Mountain powder. From that moment i could never ride those hills again. From there I would abandon my home in the plains for rocky mountain pow turns.

    I’m your personal gear nerd with years of obsessive research and knowledge. Ill get you get the perfect setup to crush those sketchy back bowls, bomb those absurdly steep chutes, or stomp any park feature. Were not gettin younger, so lets ride fast and take risks!

    533 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
    Currently offline
    CategorySnowboard Expert
    Customers helped8,295
    Favorite spotUnion bowl/ Tucker mountain
    Favorite terrainTrees
    Favorite brandsCapita, Oakley, Vans, GNU, NOW
    Current locationLakewood, Colorado
    Favorite snow gear GNU Gremlin / CAPiTA KAZU
    My Qualification20 years teaching and riding
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    Snowboard Expert Frankie V.
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    Reviewer: Alexander
    Best Experience with Frankie
    I came to Frankie having a decent idea of what I wanted and Frankie came up with 5-7 great options with me, discussed pros and cons of each and helped me with making my decision to buy the perfect board for me. I wouldn’t have known to get the board I got without his knowledge of the options out there and his discussions of what best fits me and my riding. He’s a super cool guy and easy to get along with too, so you’ll have fun while talking about options! Can’t recommend him more!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Feb 28, 2024
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    Reviewer: matthew
    Experienced rider needed new gear
    I have been riding for quite a few years and i have been renting my gear for at least the last ten years. Frankie helped my pick out the gear that fit my riding style, skill level, and performance preferences. He was communicative, knowledgable, and friendly. Will definitely refer him and use him again for advice on future purchases!Thank You!!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Feb 27, 2024
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    Reviewer: Art
    Top notch expert
    Frankie's expertise speaks volumes, it is very apparent he knows the industry and has years of experience under his belt. His recommendations were awesome and even steered me into a better direction for equipment, I would gladly come back to him for any equipment needed.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Mar 1, 2024
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    Reviewer: William
    Frankie was awesome !
    Was super knowledgeable and really easy to talk to. I had a lot of questions and he answered all of them very quickly. I’ll definitely be reaching out to him if I ever have any questions or need any help! Very much recommend.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Mar 6, 2024
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    Reviewer: Jenny Wang
    Frankie was amazing!
    I’m buying my own snowboard gear for the first time and Frankie was awesome to work with! Super knowledgeable and very patient answering the hundreds of questions I had. I really appreciated all the recommendations!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Apr 1, 2024
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    Reviewer: Joshua
    Frankie knows his stuff
    Frankie helped me to basically buy a full new setup from head to toe. Gave me awesome suggestions, I knew I was getting great prices, and you could tell he knows what he's talking about. Ran into a quick snag while checking out, but we got it resolved quickly. Highly recommend working with this guy!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Oct 9, 2023
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    Reviewer: Lizzy
    Responsive and Adjusted to my Needs
    Frankie was super responsive and helpful in finding some great snowboarding gear recommendations for me. Frankie was also open to removing/adding more recommendations based on my feedback and questions. It's one thing to read through articles, watch videos, and snoop around to find what's right for you, it's a better thing speaking with an expert to help you find the right fit!! Excited for the season (: Thanks, Frankie!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Oct 8, 2023
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    Reviewer: Alexander
    First time snowboarding
    Frankie is fantastic. I first went to Frankie for my first snowboard. He was knowledgable about gear and the places I was planning to go (mammoth and Breckinridge). Even when I recieved my products, he gave me advice on getting them heat molded. Because of this, I have asked him for more advice on snow pants, jacket, and items for traveling on a plane. I trust this guy and appreciate that he is always available to field my questions! He rocks. Will keep you updated to my experience. It has been all positive!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Oct 6, 2023
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    Reviewer: Sam
    My New Go To for anything snowboarding related
    Frankie is A1, top notch and his ratings and reviews speaks for itself. I went to 3 different ski shops in my area and I was sized wrong, told certain brands were high quality when they weren’t, would have been paying to much and just put on a bad path overall. I’m glad I stumbled upon Curated. I threw so many questions at Frankie and he welcomed and answered them all. I needed a new board, boots and bindings and I got a great deal. Got a 2024 Libtech Coldbrew with Now IPO Bindings and 32 boots for less than my local ski shops offered for Never Summer, K2, etc., packages. I can’t wait to get on the mountain! Thanks again Frankie!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Sep 23, 2023
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    Reviewer: Kenley
    Frankie was amazing
    Frankie helped every step of the way. He answered every question in detail and helped me select the best board for me. He took time to find me discounts, and answered all my questions. I really appreciate your help Frankie!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 15, 2024
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    5.0 from 533 reviews
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