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Denverites (if that's a word!) - could you recommend a few snowboard shops to check out? I've got a day to kill in Denver before heading out to Vail and was planning to pick up a few things at a local board shop. What spots would you recommend?

Also, besides checking out a couple of the breweries downtown, any other "tourist" attractions I should check out?

Appreciate the advice!
 

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It might be a little too "mainstream" for some of the folks on here but I go to Colorado Ski & Golf for my snowbaord needs. Awesome customer service, and those guys go way out of their way to make sure stuff works for you. I had a couple equipment problems arise (equipment I bought online) that they helped me sort out at no charge.

As far as cool things to check out downtown. There are a lot of awesome places to eat and drink, but as far as attractions go... that's what the mountains are for.
 

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Never Summers Factory is in Denver. Check it out.


Tilted Kilt is a good place to eat downtown (If you like good food served by hot chicks in plaid skirts)
 

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That REI is for yuppies. I swear gear is cheaper in Summit, maybe even in Vail. It is a nice store. I think the prices reflect the store's upkeep.
I was under the impression that everything in REI (from store to store) has the same price tags as they do so much online business. :dunno:

The flagship REI store is just in a Disney-yuppie area but its pretty sweet. Its not REI's fault that alot of people with money go in there to buy things they won't use.

REI is awesome in so many ways, return policy, education programs, community building, lifetime membership for $20 ftw, etc etc etc...
 

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I was under the impression that everything in REI (from store to store) has the same price tags as they do so much online business. :dunno:

The flagship REI store is just in a Disney-yuppie area but its pretty sweet. Its not REI's fault that alot of people with money go in there to buy things they won't use.

REI is awesome in so many ways, return policy, education programs, community building, lifetime membership for $20 ftw, etc etc etc...

I kind of dicked out and returned a board/bindings a little over a year after buying and riding on it for a full season. Full price refunded, and ordered a newer model. Kind of lame to do, but just wanted something shorter and they took it back no questions asked.

They don't have the best freestyle selection of boards, they focus more on longer freeride all mountain stuff, but they can order just about anything for you from their main brands (ride, arbor, burton, k2, salomon etc).

Colorado Ski and golf wasn't bad either, but pretty hard to beat REI's lifetime satisfaction guaranteed.
 

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I was under the impression that everything in REI (from store to store) has the same price tags as they do so much online business. :dunno:

The flagship REI store is just in a Disney-yuppie area but its pretty sweet. Its not REI's fault that alot of people with money go in there to buy things they won't use.

REI is awesome in so many ways, return policy, education programs, community building, lifetime membership for $20 ftw, etc etc etc...
I agree, REI is great. If you buy stuff form their store they'll do a lot of setup services for free(Heat molding on boots, binding setup, waxing, etc). You sometimes have to be careful with their prices, but right now they're running a winter sale and their gear prices are really good right now. Their staff is usually really knowledgeable about the gear they sell too, so you don't feel like you're getting bs'ed into buying things you don't need. My only complaint is that it seems like almost every board they carry in store is some sort of rocker board...
 

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Christy's is alright but I don't think I would let them fuck with my boards. They often have kind of snotty know-it-all types there too.
Agreed, Christie's is just bigger compared to thrifty stick. But I did find it odd i had to educate one of their employees on the gopro black edition.
 

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I've bought a board in Emage in the past and they're a pretty chill bunch of people. They even threw a bunch of free huge ass stickers with it. My kids were little at the time and were running around the store which isnt very big to begin with, and they seemed to not care while other shops would have frowned on them by then.
 
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