Because it requires balance, skill, and a devil-may-care attitude, Snowboarding has taken its place among other extreme sports, such as hang-gliding and tight-rope skipping. Ensure your gear is in tip top shape with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a deluxe tune-up for one pair of skis or one snowboard at Cutting Edge in Berlin (a $60 value).
The snowboard maintainers of Cutting Edge keep customers' snow-gliding equipment in shipshape with comprehensive tune-up services. Cold-weather conveyances check into the shop's equipment spa for a full body refurbishing that begins with a base cleaning to remove dirt, debris, and "kick me" signs left by bitter wake boards. Next, a thorough filling works to fade scratches before an edge sharpening banishes rust from metal surfaces. Resurfaced bases prepare smooth areas for a hand-applied hot-wax treatment that leaves equipment smoother than the Reverend Al Green's bowling ball. The session concludes with a base buff, top-sheet polish, and inspection of all fasteners to ensure secure snow surfing.
The Cutting Edge
Voted Best Bike Shop in 2013 and 2014, The Cutting Edge divides its staff into a skate crew, snow crew, bike crew, and longboard crew. These teams of experienced specialists can answer nearly any extreme-sport question you throw at them—and tune up your gear for safe and steady riding. On the shop floor, rows of colorful snowboards from Burton, Lib Tech, and Gnu stand at the ready, and the shop's walls barely peek out from behind a vast selection of boots, bindings, helmets, and winter apparel. Steps away, BMX and mountain bikes eagerly await their chance to pop some wheelies and tear up dirt trails.