The winter blues settle in when people get sick of staying indoors, watching the same reruns, and knitting tiny mittens for their house centipedes. Get back to nature and out of that teeming lair of insects with today's Groupon: for $25, you get two snowboard or ski tunes at Thrifty Stick Boardshop (a $50 value).
Thrifty Stick Boardshop's accommodating staff of shredders gear up snow surfers with the appropriate apparel, parts, and maintenance needed to conquer frosty inclines. Restore wearied snowboards or skis to optimal gliding condition with two tunings, which begin with a coat of new wax that ensures smooth rides down slopes or grocery-store aisles. A complete edging then brings snow-cutting surfaces to a sharpness that caters to the rider's style and preference. Ski and board-brandishers should allow three days for the service to be completed, during which they can browse the shop's collection of accessories and supplies or bodysurf on top of snow piles kicked up by plows. Although not included with today's deal, Thrifty Stick Boardshop's other maintenance services include base grinding and more complex repairs.
Thrifty Stick Boardshop
At age 19, Kendra Rostvedt set out to sell snowboard gear out of a storage closet. She opened her first bona fide retail shop in 1998, operating under the ethos that boardsports should remain accessible to anybody who wants to try them. Today, the walls of Thrifty Stick Boardshop are lined with longboards, snowboards, and skateboard decks. Skaters can peruse seasonal apparel from more than 50 brands—including Gnu, Volcom, and DC—or bring in equipment to the repair shop, where technicians tune up skis with hot wax and fasten wheels to busted hoverboards so they won't be completely useless.