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Mike Cushing

Mike Cushing

Employee

Anywhere with mountains, but mostly the Wasatch!

Mike Cushing's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Paddling
Snowshoeing
Skiing
Climbing

Mike Cushing's Bio

Before I tell you about myself, we need to be friends. Everybody knows the best way to be friends is to follow that person. So click "Follow" so that we can be the type of friends that have inside jokes and embarrassing stories.

I've been with BC now for about 4 years, and it continues to be my dream job. I am fortunate enough to have access to world-class gear and I get to use it every day. Not trying to toot my own horn, but I know quite a bit about most of the products on our site (as well as products not on our site), but I definitely specialize in a few areas.

These areas include:
- Ice Climbing & Mountaineering
- Rock Climbing (bouldering, sport, trad, and big mountain)
- Skiing (alpine and AT)
- Backpacking and related equipment

Basically, if you're shaking on the side of a frozen waterfall or have a half-pad on a crimp, I can help you out. Even if you don't have a question and want to chat about cool places you've been, GIVE ME A CALL! If you have a question about something you don't think I can help with... Try me! If I can't I can at least get you to someone who really knows their stuff.

I'd love to be your own personal hookup in the outdoor industry. Give me a call anytime. My number is 1.800.409.4502 Ext. 4340 - Make sure to leave a voicemail if I don't answer (unfortunately I can't work 24/7).

Mike Cushing

Mike Cushingwrote a review of on February 10, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Bought these for my wife when she got into Tele a couple years ago and she absolutely loves them. They are comfortable, warm, and very responsive. She used to use Black Diamond boots and likes these much better. These are lighter, come with a better liner, are warmer, and are higher performance than the BD boots she had. She is constantly recommending these to her Tele friends.

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Mike Cushingwrote a review of on February 10, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I bought these primarily for running and absolutely love them. They are very light weight so you hardly feel them on your face. Because the frame is nonexistent, air flow is better than other glasses so they don't fog. The photochromic lenses are great as well and have a wide range of tints. If you have a small head, these aren't for you. They work well for mid-large size faces. Overall, I highly recommend these.

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Mike Cushingwrote a review of on February 10, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

These should be a part of every runner's quiver. I always wear compression socks/sleeves to prevent injury and improve recovery. These work great and I highly recommend them. Make sure to measure the circumference of your calf before buying them. They won't work as well if you don't get the right size.

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Mike Cushingwrote a review of on February 10, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Had the 1.0 version of the Chips bluetooth headphones and absolutely loved them. These are a step up, but not necessary in my opinion. The original ones work great and these do too. If you haven't upgraded to wireless yet, you should absolutely! You won't believe how nice it is to make calls and listen to music without the inconvenience of wires. The sound quality is so-so, but the convenience totally makes up for it.

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Mike Cushingwrote a review of on February 10, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Bought these to partner up w/ my Jones Flagship. It's a very stiff setup and ultra responsive. This binding is very well made and super durable. I look forward to several years of hard riding on the Flux XV. If you have a soft/medium flex board and you want some playful bindings to use, these aren't for you. Overall, I highly recommend these!

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Mike Cushingwrote a review of on February 10, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Bought these as a gift for my brother who is getting back into snowboarding this season. He absolutely loves these bindings. He's 6'5" and likes the medium/stiff flex. We ride together on the weekends and he always has something positive to say about these bindings. For a reasonably inexpensive pair of bindings, I think these are great. Highly recommended.

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Mike Cushingwrote a review of on February 10, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I was fortunate enough to receive this board as a gift from a good friend. I can't emphasize enough how nice this board is. I'm a big guy (6'4", 230lbs) so this board is a bit flexible for my size. That being said, it's very playful and fun to ride. Never Summer boards are great quality and can withstand a beating! I've put this board through the wringer and I like it more and more each time I ride it. Overall, I highly recommend it!

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Mike Cushingwrote a review of on February 10, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I snowboarded a lot when I was younger, went back to skiing for about 6 years, then started snowboarding again last season. I'm 6'4" tall, 230lbs and wanted something stiff. I can't tell you enough how much I love this board. It's incredibly stable, great in powder, and stiff. I feel comfortable taking this board anywhere, and in any condition. Other than the actual performance, the graphics look great (as with all Jones boards). I can't recommend this board enough for anyone looking for a hard-charging snowboard.

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Mike Cushingwrote a review of on February 10, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is my second Jones board and I absolutely love it. It's less stiff than the Flagship, but in that sense it's more playful. This has been a super durable, fun board that does well in all conditions. Not to mention the graphics are absolutely incredible (as is the case with all Jones boards). I think Jones makes some of the best quality boards out there. Overall, I highly recommend this board!

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Mike Cushingwrote a review of on February 10, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

This shirt works great as a base layer skiing, a nice running shirt, or just a comfy warm shirt to wear at home. It fits great and definitely keeps you warm. It's very lightweight, so don't expect it to be a strong mid-layer. I recommend it as a great base layer to use doing anything where it's cold outside. Highly recommended.

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Mike Cushingwrote a review of on February 10, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size

Bought this jacket as a gift for my brother and he absolutely loves it. He uses it snowboarding, but also for casual wear. You can remove the inner liner so that it functions as a highly breathable rain jacket, or keep it in for colder days skiing. On behalf of my brother, I highly recommend it!

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Mike Cushingwrote a review of on February 10, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small

Very high quality pants for the price. They are very warm and keep you dry all day. They have a looser fit, so they are comfortable and don't restrict movement in any way. I tend to agree with other reviews saying that they run a little small. Highly recommend these pants.

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Mike Cushingwrote a review of on February 10, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size

I bought this jacket as a gift for my mother-in-law who wanted something light and warm. This jacket looks great, is great quality, and very warm considering how thin it is. She wears it all the time and can't say enough great things about it. Highly recommended.

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