Best of Boston

2002 Best Snowboards

Blades Board and Skate, Cambridge location

Snooping for a new snowboard? Keep your wallet holstered until you hit the Blades Cambridge location and find out which stick is right for you. Not only does this Blades have one of the biggest selections in town, but its staff also boasts encyclopedic knowledge of nearly every shape, size, and model, and can order virtually any kind of board regardless of whether it’s regularly stocked. After assessing your weight, ability, and style, they’ll save you from riding the freshies on, say, a K2 Luna when you should really be shredding with a Burton Feelgood.

38 JFK St., Cambridge, 617-491-4244,