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Snowboard Expert Luke McCloskey
This is my perfect world, let's find Your's!!
  • Luke McCloskey

    I first snowboarded on sledding hills on an edgeless, plastic snowboard and fell in love with it. So, I attended Michigan Technological University & graduated B.S.M.E. with an Enterprise concentration in Board Sport Technologies!

    In between mechanical engineering classes, I designed and pressed snowboards with the Enterprise. We had ample testing grounds since M.T.U. has their own terrain park at Mont Ripley and is 1 hour from Mount Bohemia, the best powder boarding in the Midwest. We were overly curious to continuously improve the composite snowboard layup to increase strength-to-weight ratios, provide more edge grip, or float the rider easier in powder. My favorite part was the continuous feedback loop of designing a board, riding it myself, and feeling the differences in the product. I still consider myself a snowboard scientist and my goal is to maximize the rider's enjoyment every day that they're on the mountain!

    I've helped 234 people find the right product - I'd love to help you too!
    22 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
    Currently offline
    CategorySnowboard Expert
    Customers helped234
    Favorite spotMount Bohemia
    Favorite terrainTrees
    Favorite brandsRome, Gnu, Union
    Birthday4/26/1994
    Favorite beerPerrin Lil Griz Bourbon Stout
    Current locationSpring Lake, MI
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    Snowboard Expert Luke McCloskey
    Luke McCloskey
    Snowboard Expert
    I've helped 234 people find the right product - I'd love to help you too!
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    Snowboard Expert Luke McCloskey
    Reviewer: Austin
    Luke went above expectations.
    I’ve gone snow boarding a few times but never had my own setup. Got on Curated and linked up with Luke and was very easy to talk to and helped me with every little question I had. Gave me tons of different board and binding ideas to pick from and even facts about most of them. Highly recommend going to Luke with anything!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 10, 2022
    Snowboard Expert Luke McCloskey
    Reviewer: Nhi
    Luke was absolutely amazing!
    I would highly recommend him. He wasn’t very pushy, which is what I was afraid of. It seriously felt like I was asking a friend for advice on which gear to get. Extremely professional as well! He was honest based off of my skill level. He took the time to not only recommend a snowboard but also bindings and boots! Thanks again, Luke!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 8, 2022
    Snowboard Expert Luke McCloskey
    Reviewer: Matthew
    Super Helpful, Highly Recommended
    As someone who does not know much about snowboarding, trying to build a list of all the gear I need for a day on the slopes is already a lot. Combine that with sorting through different kinds of boards, boots, etc -- balancing cost vs. quality, etc, I'm just overwhelmed. Luke made all of that very easy. He explained the pros and cons of each board, set of bindings/boots and provided transparent recommendations based on what he values most. He also asked really thoughtful questions to make sure he understood what my needs were and then taillored his recs based on those. All around solid experience. Luke is seriously the man. Highly recommend working with him!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 7, 2022
    Snowboard Expert Luke McCloskey
    Reviewer: Kevin
    Luke is a really cool and knowledgeable
    Luke is a cool dude I’m 49 and he treated me like one of his boarding buddies . I would totally luv to go shred a hill with him maybe we could teach each other some new tricks .I have been boarding on brands way before his time and he was completely into learning about old school but helped me understand the new technology of today in a way that was completely understandable . Thank You Again hope we are both still shredding at 50
    Verified Review | Submitted on Oct 21, 2022
    Snowboard Expert Luke McCloskey
    Reviewer: itay
    Amazing experiece
    Luke was very knowledgable and helped me alot deciding on my board. Sadly i wasn't able to order it due to living out of the US but I had a lot of fun and learnet alot talking to him
    Verified Review | Submitted on Oct 16, 2022
    Snowboard Expert Luke McCloskey
    Reviewer: Eduardo T
    Very helpful
    Glad to have had someone understanding and patient regarding questions and search for options. Great help for someone like me starting out with new gear.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 22, 2022
    Snowboard Expert Luke McCloskey
    Reviewer: andrew
    Knows his shit. Ultra helpful. snowboard guru.
    Got quite a bit of information off Luke! He was extremely helpful and not pushy whatsoever. Would recommend and refer him to everyone!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Oct 18, 2022
    Snowboard Expert Luke McCloskey
    Reviewer: Molli
    Molli's experience with Luke
    Luke was very friendly and very knowledgable. He listened to my requests and he helped me narrow down options based on my needs. Great customer service!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 13, 2022
    Snowboard Expert Luke McCloskey
    Reviewer: Naomi
    Luke was awesome!
    He was knowledgeable and didn’t make me feel pressured to purchase right away. He was professional and responsive.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 13, 2022
    Snowboard Expert Luke McCloskey
    Reviewer: Wyatt
    Luke was awesome
    Luke was very easy to talk to and found snowboards for me in minutes! Would recommend luke to anyone
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 30, 2022
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