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Kyle

Kyle

All over the Wasatch . Park City, Canyons, Brighton and Snowbird and any where else I can!!

Kyle's Passions

Camping
Snowboarding
Mountain Biking

Kyle's Bio

I was born here in UT but moved around a bit through midwest, west coast and Hawaii. Somehow the mountains just keep bringing me back here to Utah, one of the best places for outdoor goodness. In the winter you'll find me shredding up the slopes on my snowboard. When the summer rolls around I'll be out hiking, camping and climbing. I'm pretty excited to get into cycling this summer as well. I love good functional gear. You won't get any fluff from this guy unless it's a pow splash to the face.

Kyle

Kyle wrote a review of on February 8, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I really like these pants. The material is thinner than your jeans and has a nice comfortable feel. The subtle stretch offers great mobility for those super funky dance moves that may come out by the nights end. They seemed a bit snug for the 32's I picked up but still kept em. I like the fact they actually have room for a some junk in the trunk. Not all guys have snake hips if you know what I mean. I've used them a bunch and haven't really had any durability issues.

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Kyle wrote an answer about on November 23, 2012

Hey jos5028041,

Union does make the Force binding in a S/M but we don't have any in stock. I don't see any coming in at this point. The S/M is rated for a mens 5 - 8.5, M/L is rated for mens 8-11. It depends on the boot you are using. If it is a newer style boot with a smaller "footprint" or shell, you will definitely want a S/M. If you have a Vans boot or something bigger you could probably get by with that M/L.

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Kyle wrote an answer about on November 21, 2012

Hey Tanner,

I would recommend a wide board for anyone with a boot size over 10.5. In your case you will have significantly less toe and heal drag in aggressive turns if you go with a wide board.

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Kyle wrote a review of on April 7, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've heard loads of hype regarding Never Summer boards but never had any personal experience with them tell I took out this "Damn fine shred machine" as some would say. The camber profile on this board is technical but also can be enjoyed by less advanced riders. Definitely has a ton of pop and is super lively yet forgiving. The top sheet sheds snow like a friggin Boss and the Vario Power Grip sidecut cut gives you some extra grip but doesn't over grip like magne traction can feel like. One of the most impressive boards I have ever set foot on. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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Kyle wrote a review of on February 11, 2012

3 5

At first I was super stoked about these bindings. They are a bit stiffer at about a 6 like they say. I really liked the Re:Flex technology. They have a super awesome flex for bigger guys or bigger lines. The toe cap and ankle straps were pretty sick too. My biggest complaint with this binding was the friggin adjust ability or lack there of. The burton strap adjustment jumps in too big of gaps. One was too long and the next screw adjust was too short not letting me dial in my fit. The ratchets work great so long as your ladders dont get munched up. If they get chipped or stripped a bit you'lll want to swap those out.

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Kyle wrote an answer about on November 5, 2011

Slacklining is basically tight rope walking on a flat nylon ribbon that is strung between two points. If he is into parkour and wants to start "tricking" or bouncing off the line doing fun things, he may want to get the gibbons Jibline. It has more bounce in it and favors that style.
http://www.backcountry.com/gibbon-slacklines-jibline-15m-49ft-slackline

A traditional version still great but less bouncy would be the Gibbons classic.
http://www.backcountry.com/gibbon-slacklines-classic-slackline?rr=t&cmp_id=&rrType=ClickEV&rrProd=GIB0001

Basically the difference is that the Jibline (first option) is 5mm wider and has more bounce to it for the tricks.
Below is a link to a video of some pretty darn impressive tricking on a slackline.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVrgsMEbaH8

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Kyle wrote a review of on February 12, 2011

5 5

Wow! I can't believe how this revived my snowboard jacket. I chose to buy new boots before a new jacket so I've been rockin a 2 year old beat to hell Foursquare jacket. This stuff really worked well. Noticed a huge difference the next day out. The material on my jacket felt smooth and new again!

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Kyle wrote an answer about on February 2, 2011

Dragon Rogues or the Smith Phenom goggles . The Quicksilver Q2 is way dope too. They're on Dogfunk.com if not on BC. Basically most goggles look great with this helmet. Make sure that the goggles are helmet compatible. Look for some that have the pieces on the outside of the goggles that can flare out to fit a helmet like on the dragon or oakley goggles.

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Kyle wrote a review of on February 2, 2011

5 5

Bern is the Original visor brim helmet. These guys know whats up. This helmet is super comfortable and breathable. It fits really well all around and hugs your head real nice to stay in place. The audio liner is legit, you can bump some pretty heavy beats with no problems. They also have a sweet audio cable system that you can unplug from the liner. Super easy to replace if you short it out or rip it in half performing full scorpion. These helmets are "Hardhats" so they're good for numerous impacts without sacrificing protection. Many other helmets out there aren't meant to be used after a significant impact. My old Bern Baker took way more impacts than I can count.
Bottom Line: Solid, Stylin, lightweight protection that will last forever or at least until you see a new model and realize you are a gear whore, and end up buying it.

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Kyle wrote a review of on January 22, 2011

4 5

I really like the way these bindings feel. Super light weight goodness. Responsive enough to shred just about anywhere but kill it in the park. Great flex and the airbag in the heal has really done it's job for me on more than one occasion. Flat landing never feels good but I definitely noticed a difference with the airbags.
What I didn't like is that they feel kinda desposible.. Mostly because I destroy bindings unfortunately. But if you do buy these be careful with the plastic pieces when you are adjusting the binders. They can get stripped and muffed up pretty easy if you're not soft with em.

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Kyle wrote a review of on January 20, 2011

4 5

This board is super fun to ride. It does handle well at high speeds. It is a bit stiffer so it can handle bigger jumps but it's still soft enough to get some nasty presses in. The flat camber is sick for rails and the Railkiller edges are bomb proof. They're almost twice as thick as traditional rails. You kinda have to muscle this guy around if you want it to handle well outside of the park but it is a super fun ride.

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Kyle wrote a review of on January 12, 2011

5 5

Bern is the Original visor brim helmet. These guys know whats up. This helmet is super comfortable and breathable. It fits really well all around and hugs your head real nice to stay in place. The audio liner is legit, you can bump some pretty heavy beats with no problems. They also have a sweet audio cable system that you can unplug from the liner. Super easy to replace if you short it out or rip it in half performing full scorpion. These helmets are "Hardhats" so they're good for numerous impacts without sacrificing protection. Many helmets out there aren't meant to be used after a significant impact. My old Bern Backer took way more impacts than I can count. Only complaint is that I broke the audio cable somehow when I crashed. But Bern is sending me a new one.

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Kyle wrote a review of on January 2, 2011

3 5

some of the seams started blowing up on me after just a few days! I am checking on the warranty to see if these ones were lemons or something. I was really stoked on these when I first got them. They are lightweight and low profile but are pretty warm for 30+ temps. They keep the water out pretty good too. I bought the orange and blue looking ones but the color ended up being much more red than orange.

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Kyle wrote a review of on January 2, 2011

5 5

These boots rock! They are solid all around. A bit stiffer boot but dominate everything from park to pow, rails and trees. Super comfy heal system and liner in general. They also have plenty of dampening and anti shock features in the heal. The "Super Lace" system is legit. It has anti friction pulleys on the laces to minimize friction and wear. Independent top and bottom lacing sections, and a power strap in the liner which I'm a fan of for sure. I can take these off literally in 30 seconds. Fit: These boots have a bit of a wider toe box. Which is amazing if you have hulk feet or even moderately wide feet.

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Kyle wrote a review of on November 12, 2010

5 5

These headphones are awesome! I've had multiple pairs of buds and full metal jackets but they always seem to fall out of my ears after a while. These sit nice and snug, flush with your ear. The cord around the back of the ear is super comfy and holds the Asym in place perfectly! If you like being active with your music and need your tunes to stay put, these are for you!

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