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Kyle

Kyle

Salt Lake City, Backcountry.com

Kyle's Passions

Fly Fishing
Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Paddling
Snowshoeing
Climbing

Kyle's Bio

My hours are Monday- Thursday night and Friday AM.

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 put over 100 day on my splitboard alone this season. 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

My hours are Sunday-Wednesday PM, Thursday AM.

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Kyle

Kylewrote a review of on April 27, 2015

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have had 2 pair of risers fail on me. There is a clear design flaw. If you buy, buy knowing there is an issue. The second pair lasted 1 month. They can't handle heavy snow build up. That means no breaking trail or anything on good pow days.



For the record, I have been blown away by Karakorams response. They clearly care about what people think about their product. They are sending me more risers and some new designs to help test for the future. I can't stress enough that this is not how every company responds.

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Kylewrote a review of on January 27, 2015

5 5

I could spend too much of your time talking about these bindings so I won't. Here is the important stuff.


The flex and response is great for what I want. I have the Rome Whiteroom and it's a medium-stiff but closer to the medium flex board. These bindings match up nicely. The highback flex is just right. It's there when I want it but I can still get tweaked out if I feel like it.

The interface is great in my opinion. I have Zero wiggle in bindings. They are locked on just like my resort stick. There can be refreeze issues but I had just as many issues with my Voile set up.

The Flip-Speed risers are my favorite upgrade from my previous set-up. It is really convenient to go from high to low while in climbing mode. This combined with Stride-Right on the highback forward lean make for an easier trip back up.

Honestly the only negative is the cost and the fact you have to buy Karakoram splitboard clips if they are not included on your splitboard.

If you want to talk about this or any other snowboard product please feel free to contact me.

kbrady@backcountry.com
ext 4420

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Kylewrote a review of on January 27, 2015

Great Interface and binding
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I could spend too much of your time talking about these bindings so I won'€™t. Here is the important stuff.

The Straps and Buckles are good. They rate pretty high on the comfort level. If you are an ounce counter you can upgrade to the Airstrap and shave roughly 150 grams for the pair.

The flex and response is great for what I want. I have the Rome Whiteroom and it'€™s a medium-stiff but closer to the medium flex board. These bindings match up nicely. The highback flex is just right. It'€™s there when I want it, but I can still get tweaked out if I feel like it.

The interface is great in my opinion. I have Zero wiggle in bindings. They are locked on just like my resort stick. There can be refreeze issues but I had just as many issues with my Voile set up.

The Flip-Speed risers are my favorite upgrade from my previous set-up. It is really convenient to go from high to low while in climbing mode. This combined with Stride-Right on the highback forward lean make for an easier trip back up.

Honestly the only negative is the cost and the fact you have to buy Karakoram splitboard clips if they are not included on your splitboard.

If you want to talk about this or any other snowboard product please feel free to contact me.

kbrady@backcountry.com
ext 4420

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Kylewrote a review of on January 27, 2015

Great All Arounder
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I picked this up a week ago and have hit about every type of conditions in that time. I've rode the Hallway, it was icy. I rode some left over Pow stashes on Raymond. I rode some chalky chutes in Upper Days and I even rode some slush coming down the south facing slopes back into LCC. I can confidently say, it's a fun board and it really can ride whatever. The S Rocker really allows you to have a good time when you want but rip it when needed. I feel confident dropping cliffs, pinning straight lines and even searching out tight trees. My First day out on it I rode some North facing tight pines in LCC and I was amazed with how much I loved it. I pushed it through openings that were scraping my pack. Uphill travel is good because of the set back camber and firm flex. I have zero complaints about the board. It comes with Karakoram clips.... very nice.

If you want to talk about any snowboard product feel free to contact me.

kbrady@backcountry.com
ext 4420

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Kylewrote a review of on January 27, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I like to yell this at skiers struggling on icy skin tracks as I pass by them. Honestly, when I'm on icy tracks now, it's a breeze. you save a ton of energy. Slipping and sliding is great if you're in it for a core workout but if you mission is as many laps as possible, buy these or a pair that fits your set up.

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Kylewrote a review of on January 27, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Let's get right to the point... you probably won't be able to go up anything over 20 degrees without skins and or crampons. If you live somewhere that has mellow approaches these would be a lot faster transition then having to deal with skins. That being said if you are on steeper tracks most of the time, these will have their moments of use but not as handy as it could be.

The board handles like you would think. It is pretty easy to flex and the nose really helps the float. The Channel system is nice. It allows for a more precise stance width and easy stance changing

if you would like to talk about this splitboard or any other splitboard/snowboard we sell, hit me up.

kbrady@backcountry.com
ext 4420

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Kylewrote a review of on January 22, 2015

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

The thought of an extruded base splitboard was very intriguing to me. I purchased the 156 in sheer amazement that there was finally a splitboard out that was a durable base for under 500. After getting the board I am a little disappointed. What is the point of making an extruded base for more durability and easier repairs if you're going to die-cut the hell out of the base. I absolutely despise die-cit bases. Not that I have a ton of problems with them but when you catch a seam between 2 pieces it is an issue. I just don't get creating problem areas on the base on a splitboard. Another thing is I use Karakoram bindings and the Karakoram clamps are not compatible becasue the screw holes for the hooks do not go all the way through the board. It may work with a little thought but that isn't something I am willing to mess with especially with the Die-cut base. Other than those 2 things, the board looks awesome. It seems plenty stiff enough. The 156 is stiffer than my 158 whiteroom. The shape is fun and playful. If they would make a single sheet base, I would buy it next season.

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Kylewrote a review of on January 20, 2015

5 5

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

I bought a pair of these last year and now have 7 pair of give n go. 3 boxer briefs 4 boxers. I love them. They dry fast and breathe well. I use them for backpacking, splitboarding, everyday use.. Literally Everyday. I'm a Medium in every pair of underwear I ever bought. they run true to size.

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Kylewrote a review of on January 20, 2015

5 5

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

I bought a pair of these last year and now have 7 pair of give n go. 3 boxer briefs 4 boxers. I love them. They dry fast and breathe well. I use them for backpacking, splitboarding, everyday use.. Literally Everyday. I'm a Medium in every pair of underwear I ever bought. they run true to size.

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Kylewrote a review of on December 28, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I wear an 8.5 and I bought the Med. I think they fit the way they are supposed to. They are light, fluffy and warm. I bought these for mostly cold weather camping. You can venture outside but do it quickly and carefully. If you're looking for something that is more rugged, try the expedition or bootie models by Western Mountaineering. Honestly, beside the oven effect, you barely know they are on.

kbrady@backcountry.com
1-800-409-4502 ext 4420

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Kylewrote a review of on December 20, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This years model has more short-glass than previous years. The result is stiffer base plate. This helps separate the cartel from the mission even more. It is now nicely spaced between the Diode and the Mission. The Est Model is clearly heavier than the re-flex but also seems that much beefer. I really like the flex straps. The keep the ankle strap out of the way. Obviously, the EST makes almost any stance you want possible. I have these on my 159 Flight Attendant.

kbrady@backcountry.com
1-800-409-4502 ext 4420

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