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Luke Koppa reviews the Sego Cleaver Comp for Blister

2020-2021 Sego Cleaver Comp

Last season Isaac Freeland won both Rookie of the Year and the overall title on the Freeride World Tour, and for some of the stops, he was on a new, custom ski from Sego. That ski is now available to the masses, and you can check out our First Look of the Cleaver Comp to learn more about this unique big-mountain ski.

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Cody Townsend goes on Blister's Off The Couch podcast to discuss how he went from hating running to loving it, how running is a big part of his training plan for his ongoing Fifty Project, and more

Big Mtn Skier (& Trail Runner), Cody Townsend (Ep.70)

Six months ago, professional skier, Cody Townsend, hated running. Now he loves it. So what happened?? And will his current training program really get him ready to ski tour up and down some of the gnarliest peaks in North America for his ongoing Fifty Project? If you have ever found yourself in the “I hate running” camp, you should listen to this episode.

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Blister Podcast: Cody Townsend talks at the Blister Speaker Series at Western Colorado University, Gunnison, Colorado.

Blister Speaker Series 3.1: Cody Townsend (Ep.146)

Cody Townsend came to Western Colorado University and spoke about why his education has been so beneficial to his career; social media and the new responsibilities of athletes today; starting & growing a business (Arcade Belts); The Fifty Project and all of the behind-the-scenes work; and more.

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What You’re Wearing, Part 6: Alpaca Wool (Ep.118)

How much do you know about Alpaca wool? And what do you about manufacturing in Peru? We talk about these things and more with the founders of Arms of Andes, which is a company that makes outdoor clothing from Royal Alpaca wool that is single-sourced and produced in Peru. We discuss the characteristics and benefits of Royal Alpaca wool; the traditional method used to collect the wool; their commitment to manufacturing in Peru; what they’re doing to try to be one of the most sustainable clothing brands in the world; and more.

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Luke Koppa reviews the 2021 4FRNT Devastator for Blister

2020-2021 4FRNT Devastator

The 4FRNT Devastator had been relatively unchanged for many years, but that changes for 20/21. 4FRNT overhauled the ski this season, and while the new version maintains much of what Devastator fans would expect of a ski bearing this name, there are also some significant changes. Check out our First Look for more.

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Gordon Gianniny reviews the Ultimate Direction Race Vest 5.0 for Blister

Ultimate Direction Race Vest 5.0

One of our reviewers says that the Ultimate Direction Race Vest 5.0 may be the best running vest he’s used for moderate distances and races. Check out our review to see why, and how it compares to alternatives from Nathan & Salomon.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Black Crows Anima for Blister

2020-2021 Black Crows Anima

The Anima has been in the Black Crows line for several years now, serving as their playful-yet-stable, big-mountain powder ski. For 20/21, they overhauled the Anima and we’ll be skiing it this season. For now, check out our First Look to see what’s changed with the new ski, and how its design compares to the rest of the market.

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Dylan Wood reviews the Trek Slash for Blister in Crested Butte, Colorado.

2021 Trek Slash

We’ve now had two reviewers spend a little over a month riding Trek’s recently overhauled Slash, and have updated our review of this long-travel Enduro (or Trail?) bike.

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Folsom Skis CEO Mike McCabe goes on Blister's GEAR:30 podcast to discuss Folsom's PPE production, their Spar Turbo ski, and their 20/21 ski lineup

Folsom Skis 20/21 Lineup + Update on our Buyer’s Guide (Ep.117)

We’ve got Folsom Skis CEO, Mike McCabe, back on the show to catch us up on what’s been going on at Folsom; the PPE equipment they’ve been making; their lineup for the 20/21 season; and more. Mike also asks how things have been at Blister, we share what we’re celebrating this week, and give an update on the status of our 20/21 Winter Buyer’s Guide.

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Luke Koppa reviews the WNDR Alpine Vital 100 for Blister

2020-2021 WNDR Alpine Vital 100

This year WNDR Alpine added a new ski to their lineup, the Vital 100. Check out our First Look for more on why we think this new backcountry skis stands out — even if you don’t take into account the fact that it uses materials derived from algae.

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David Golay reviews the RockShox ZEB fork for Blister

RockShox ZEB Ultimate Fork

We’ve spent the last couple of months using the new RockShox ZEB — check out our updated review for thoughts on how it compares to forks like the RockShox Lyrik & Manitou Mezzer Pro, and who we think is going to get along best with it.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Sego Cleaver Comp for Blister

2020-2021 Sego Cleaver Comp

Last season Isaac Freeland won both Rookie of the Year and the overall title on the Freeride World Tour, and for some of the stops, he was on a new, custom ski from Sego. That ski is now available to the masses, and you can check out our First Look of the Cleaver Comp to learn more about this unique big-mountain ski.

Cody Townsend goes on Blister's Off The Couch podcast to discuss how he went from hating running to loving it, how running is a big part of his training plan for his ongoing Fifty Project, and more

Big Mtn Skier (& Trail Runner), Cody Townsend (Ep.70)

Six months ago, professional skier, Cody Townsend, hated running. Now he loves it. So what happened?? And will his current training program really get him ready to ski tour up and down some of the gnarliest peaks in North America for his ongoing Fifty Project? If you have ever found yourself in the “I hate running” camp, you should listen to this episode.

Blister Podcast: Cody Townsend talks at the Blister Speaker Series at Western Colorado University, Gunnison, Colorado.

Blister Speaker Series 3.1: Cody Townsend (Ep.146)

Cody Townsend came to Western Colorado University and spoke about why his education has been so beneficial to his career; social media and the new responsibilities of athletes today; starting & growing a business (Arcade Belts); The Fifty Project and all of the behind-the-scenes work; and more.

Eric Pollard leaves Line Skis in 2020

Eric Pollard Leaves LINE Skis

Today Eric Pollard announced that, after spending 21 years and making 48 ski models with them, he is leaving LINE Skis. Learn more here.

What You’re Wearing, Part 6: Alpaca Wool (Ep.118)

How much do you know about Alpaca wool? And what do you about manufacturing in Peru? We talk about these things and more with the founders of Arms of Andes, which is a company that makes outdoor clothing from Royal Alpaca wool that is single-sourced and produced in Peru. We discuss the characteristics and benefits of Royal Alpaca wool; the traditional method used to collect the wool; their commitment to manufacturing in Peru; what they’re doing to try to be one of the most sustainable clothing brands in the world; and more.

Luke Koppa reviews the 2021 4FRNT Devastator for Blister

2020-2021 4FRNT Devastator

The 4FRNT Devastator had been relatively unchanged for many years, but that changes for 20/21. 4FRNT overhauled the ski this season, and while the new version maintains much of what Devastator fans would expect of a ski bearing this name, there are also some significant changes. Check out our First Look for more.

Gordon Gianniny reviews the Ultimate Direction Race Vest 5.0 for Blister

Ultimate Direction Race Vest 5.0

One of our reviewers says that the Ultimate Direction Race Vest 5.0 may be the best running vest he’s used for moderate distances and races. Check out our review to see why, and how it compares to alternatives from Nathan & Salomon.

Luke Koppa reviews the Black Crows Anima for Blister

2020-2021 Black Crows Anima

The Anima has been in the Black Crows line for several years now, serving as their playful-yet-stable, big-mountain powder ski. For 20/21, they overhauled the Anima and we’ll be skiing it this season. For now, check out our First Look to see what’s changed with the new ski, and how its design compares to the rest of the market.

Dylan Wood reviews the Trek Slash for Blister in Crested Butte, Colorado.

2021 Trek Slash

We’ve now had two reviewers spend a little over a month riding Trek’s recently overhauled Slash, and have updated our review of this long-travel Enduro (or Trail?) bike.

Folsom Skis CEO Mike McCabe goes on Blister's GEAR:30 podcast to discuss Folsom's PPE production, their Spar Turbo ski, and their 20/21 ski lineup

Folsom Skis 20/21 Lineup + Update on our Buyer’s Guide (Ep.117)

We’ve got Folsom Skis CEO, Mike McCabe, back on the show to catch us up on what’s been going on at Folsom; the PPE equipment they’ve been making; their lineup for the 20/21 season; and more. Mike also asks how things have been at Blister, we share what we’re celebrating this week, and give an update on the status of our 20/21 Winter Buyer’s Guide.