Without snowboards, racing down a snowy slope would be wholly impossible and would render boulders, Douglas-firs, and snow banks motionless for the entire season. Facilitate frozen travel with today's Groupon: for $12, you get a full snowboard tuning (a $25 value) at 720 Boardshop in Parker or Southglenn.
Since the opening of its Parker outpost in 2007, locally owned 720 Boardshop has met the extreme-sports equipment and board-rental needs of south Denver-area denizens with an enthusiasm for local brands. Bring in your ice-friendly hovercraft for a full-service tuning, completed entirely by hand. First, a base clean removes pesky nail polish and fondant residue, after which a hot wax makes snowboards gleam. An edge sharpening or detuning helps maintain your board's precision of movement in the many faces of snow, and an edge polish and base buff adds a final layer of polish. The boarding brethren at 720 recommend getting a tune-up after every few uses to prevent the base from drying out or accumulating vengeful snowman spirits.
Skateboard decks and snowboards line the walls at 7Twenty Boardshop's four locations, ready to be used on urban and alpine adventures. The shop peddles equipment and apparel from a wide variety of brands, including major suppliers such as DC and Vans as well as local boutiques such as CandyGrind and Fluidium. The staffers go boarding around town themselves, and can help clients select products that will suit their shredding style or predilection for flame decals. The shops' inventory of stylish attire includes street-ready T-shirts and hoodies, outerwear, and hats.