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David Golay Reviews the We Are One Arrival for Blister

We Are One Arrival

We’ve now spent a lot of time on the We Are One Arrival and it’s one of the most impressive bikes we’ve been on this year — at least for the right rider.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Head Kore 87 for Blister

21/22 Head Kore 87

Here are some of our initial thoughts on the narrowest ski in the Kore lineup.

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Kara Williard reviews the Salomon Stance W 88 for Blister

21/22 Salomon Stance W 88

Check out our initial impressions of this metal-laminate women’s all-mountain ski from Salomon.

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Gordon Gianniny reviews the Topo Athletic Mtn Racer 2 for Blister.

Topo Athletic Mtn Racer 2

The new Topo Athletic Mtn Racer 2 is in contention to be our running editor’s favorite long-distance mountain running shoe of the year. Check out his review to see why, and why this 2nd version is such an improvement over the original.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Black Crows Mirus COR for Blister

21/22 Black Crows Mirus Cor

We’ve got another update on Black Crows’ new, strange carver, and it’s a bit surprising.

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When it comes to true ‘all-mountain’ skiing, Marcus Caston has one of the nicest turns in the game. He’s also got one of our favorite video series, Return of the Turn. So on our Blister Podcast, we talked to Marcus about the new episode; coaching; why people think he’s from the East Coast; and we discuss some Best / Worst episode ideas. (Paging Glen Plake…)

Marcus Caston on the Return of the Turn (Ep.192)

When it comes to true ‘all-mountain’ skiing, Marcus Caston makes one of the nicest turns in the game. He’s also got one of our favorite video series, Return of the Turn. So we talked to Marcus about the new episode; coaching; why people think he’s from the East Coast; and we discuss some Best / Worst episode ideas. (Paging Glen Plake…)

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Blister weighs in on blacking out topsheets for ski tests

Blacked-Out Top Sheets & Objective Ski Testing

On our latest GEAR:30 podcast, we were discussing the best and worst practices for testing skis. This raised the question: would blacking out the top sheets of skis produce more objective results? Here is our take. Give it a read, and let us know what you think.

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David Golay Reviews the We Are One Arrival for Blister

We Are One Arrival

We’ve now spent a lot of time on the We Are One Arrival and it’s one of the most impressive bikes we’ve been on this year — at least for the right rider.

Blister What We're Watching — December 2021

What We’re Watching — December 2021

This month’s iteration of What We’re Watching includes a whole bunch of skiing and mountain biking videos from a huge range of athletes — and a physics video thrown in, for good measure.

On our GEAR:30 podcast, we talk to Hadley Hammer about the gear she’s most & least picky about; her own gear preferences; some of the keys to happiness; and we fight about The Queen’s Gambit.

The Pro’s Gear: Hadley Hammer (Ep.173)

We talk to professional skier, Hadley Hammer, about the gear she’s most & least picky about; her own gear preferences; and we fight about The Queen’s Gambit.

Luke Koppa reviews the Head Kore 87 for Blister

21/22 Head Kore 87

Here are some of our initial thoughts on the narrowest ski in the Kore lineup.

Mountain bike derailleur drivetrains haven’t fundamentally changed for just about as long as there have been mountain bikes — until now, anyway. Cedric Eveleigh has a very promising idea for how to rethink the derailleur and founded LAL Bikes to make it a reality. So on our latest episode of Bikes & Big Ideas, we brought Cedric on to talk about the limitations of existing derailleurs; why gearboxes (still) haven’t taken off; prototyping and refining the Supre Drive; what’s next for LAL Bikes, and more.

Cedric Eveleigh of LAL Bikes, on Reinventing the Derailleur (Ep.94)

Mountain bike derailleurs have improved immensely, but is there a better way entirely? Cedric Eveleigh thinks so, and he founded LAL Bikes to make his Supre Drive a reality. We sat down with Cedric to break down this extremely promising new design, and get the full story on its development, the next steps, and more.

Kara Williard reviews the Salomon Stance W 88 for Blister

21/22 Salomon Stance W 88

Check out our initial impressions of this metal-laminate women’s all-mountain ski from Salomon.

Gordon Gianniny reviews the Topo Athletic Mtn Racer 2 for Blister.

Topo Athletic Mtn Racer 2

The new Topo Athletic Mtn Racer 2 is in contention to be our running editor’s favorite long-distance mountain running shoe of the year. Check out his review to see why, and why this 2nd version is such an improvement over the original.