Kyle Brady

Kyle Brady

Salt Lake City, Backcountry.com

Kyle's Passions

Fly Fishing
Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Paddling
Snowshoeing
Climbing

Kyle's Bio


Hi my name is Kyle Brady and I’m a snowboarder. I have been struggling with this addiction since before I could drive. I have moved, quit jobs, and started a terrain park as well as a contest series in the name of snowboarding. Basically, my whole life has revolved around snowboarding since I could drive. After getting sick and tired of flat land activities and compost pile ski hills in Michigan, I relocated to Steamboat. I was in search of that classic western experience and POWDER! Well, I found it. Since then I have relocated to the beautiful Wasatch Front. I found a home at Snowbird and Backcountry.com and have decided this is the life for me. Living in Utah for over 5 years has opened so many doors to other activities. I have expanded snowboarding into the backcountry and yes I do split my own boards. I have fallen in love with climbing and canyoneering here in recent years. That and backpacking pretty much control the summer and keep me occupied till the flakes start falling.

If you ever need any help with any of our products here is how you can contact me kbrady@backcountry.com, 1.800.409.4502 ext 4420.

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Kyle Brady wrote a review of on October 27, 2014

3 5

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

Nice Alpha piece excepts for the pilling. The lower back and sleeves have piled quite a lot. Seems like Pertex Equilibrium just isn't that resistant to excessive pilling. The functionality is really nice though. Stretches well, feels comfy, has a nice fit and great hood but the piling is disappointing.

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Kyle Brady wrote an answer about on October 26, 2014

Jerry,

I personally went down a half size in my imperials last season. It's a little painful at first but worth it after a few days. Burton Imprint 1, 2, and 3 all pack out about a half of size. You may have been talking to someone with a high volume foot. In general, when going with burton boots, go down a half size on everything excepts the infinite ride liner.

If you want to talk about this boot or any other snowboard product, you can reach me at 1-800-409-4502 ext 4420 or kbrady@backcountry.com

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Kyle Brady wrote an answer about on October 23, 2014

The Ultrafear is a very catch free board....

The Ultrafear is a very catch free board. It has flat camber between the inserts and then rocker and flat kick in the tips. I'm not sure on the exact amount of reverse camber. Capita isn't listing that anywhere. My guess somewhere between 2-5mm. The picture gives a very good example of the camber profile. As you can see no contacts points at the tips, this will give you that catch free feel you are looking at.

If you ever want to talk about this board or any other snowboard please don’t hesitate to call or email.

800-409-4502 ext 4420
kbrady@backcountry.com

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Kyle Brady wrote a review of on October 12, 2014

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs large

I bought a large and returned it. It was HUGE. Not only that but it's gonna shrink a ton if you dry it. I just decided to stay away from this all together. If you feel like playing "how much is it gonna shrink" it's thick and comfortable. I will give it 3 stars because it feels like it would be warm and durable.

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Kyle Brady posted an image about on October 8, 2014

Looks Sweet

Like most boards, my stoke level is through the roof before riding it. After 20+ years of riding I'm pretty confident in my ability to pick the right board off the shelf. I focus on specific specs that fit my size and riding style. With the Flight Attendant being a directional board, I was concerned about how it will ride switch. This board is directional but Burton centered the stance between the contact points. I did some research and read or watched a few reviews where the riders claimed that it rides switch pretty well. Its always scary to buy a new board, especially a 1st generation, but knowing your specific fit needs and doing a little research can go a long ways. Can't wait to put some new Cartel EST bindings on it and take it out on a hunt.
If you would like to talk about this board or any other snowboard product you can get a hold of me at 1800-409-4502 Ext 4420 or kbrady@backcountry.com

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Kyle Brady wrote a review of on September 17, 2014

5 5

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

I have worn these pants doing everything from biking to climbing, Backpacking to spring touring. Love the stretch and durability. All the pockets a zippered which is awesome for every activity. I tend to lose stuff so this helps. The adjustable waist is great when layering under .

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Kyle Brady wrote a review of on July 13, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought this for anchor building while canyoneering. I have a couple lengths cut for retrievable anchors with some rap rings on each end. When you enter a canyon after a storm, you need to be prepared to replace every anchor. Sometimes ghosting isn't the best approach and this spool gives you plenty to leave behind.

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Kyle Brady wrote a review of on July 13, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

As in most cases in life, you should never leave home without protection for your rod. This will keep your tip safe from breaking and keep your rod nice and clean while bush whacking to your favorite hole. Highly recommended. Their are a lot of fish in the pond but without a fully functional rod your opportunities are limited.

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