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Luke Koppa, Dylan Wood, & Jonathan Ellsworth review the Black Crows Camox for Blister

2021-2022 Black Crows Camox

Three of our reviewers spent time on the 97mm-wide, twin-tipped Black Crows Camox this season, and despite their different skiing styles, all three came away with pretty positive impressions. Check out our full review & Deep Dive comparisons.

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Luke Koppa, Dylan Wood, & Jonathan Ellsworth review the Black Crows Camox for Blister

Deep Dive: Black Crows Camox

We compare the Camox to the Black Crows Atris, Black Crows Justis, Liberty Origin 96, Blizzard Rustler 9, Line Sick Day 104, Season Aero, Nordica Soul Rider 97, Dynastar Menace 98, Prior Northwest 100, K2 Reckoner 102, Rossignol BLACKOPS Holyshred, Fischer Ranger 94 FR, J Skis Masterblaster, Armada Declivity 92 Ti, Salomon QST 99, Salomon QST 98, & 4FRNT MSP 99.

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Luke Koppa reviews the DPS Pagoda Tour 100 RP for Blister

21/22 DPS Pagoda Tour 100 RP

Check out some of our initial thoughts on the lightest version of DPS’s maneuverable 100 RP shape.

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Gordon Gianniny reviews the Hoka One One Carbon X2 for Blister

Hoka One One Carbon X2

Shoes with carbon plates have gained a lot of attention recently, but most are pretty niche, race-oriented products. The Hoka Carbon X2 is designed to offer both race-day efficiency and long-distance comfort, and while we were at first skeptical about that bold claim, we’ve been thoroughly impressed by this shoe so far.

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During this Blister Summit Video Panel Discussion, We talk with the founders of MountainFlow Eco-Wax (Peter Arlein); Checkerspot (Charlie Dimmler); and Flylow (Dan Abrams) about the challenges and the opportunities of working with new materials; performance vs. sustainability; greenwashing; & more.

Blister Summit Panel: Next Generation Materials

We talk with the founders of MountainFlow Eco-Wax (Peter Arlein); Checkerspot (Charlie Dimmler); and Flylow (Dan Abrams) about the challenges and opportunities of working with new materials; performance vs. sustainability; greenwashing; “Flylower”; the most promising new materials; & more.

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On Blister's GEAR:30 podcast Jonathan Ellsworth & Luke Koppa discuss one of the most important concepts in ski design: suspension. So what do we mean by “suspension”? Are terms like “plush” or “damp” synonyms, or are there important differences? And what are some of the best skis of all-time when it comes to suspension? Let the debate begin.

The Mt. Rushmore of Ski Suspension (Ep.143)

We discuss one of the most important concepts in ski design: suspension. So what do we mean by “suspension”? Are terms like “plush” or “damp” synonyms, or are there important differences? And what are some of the best skis of all time when it comes to suspension? Let the debate begin.

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Paul Forward reviews the Moment Chipotle Banana for Blister

Deep Dive: Moment Chipotle Banana

We compare the Chipotle Banana to several fat pow skis, including the Folsom Rapture, DPS Alchemist Lotus 124, DPS Foundation Koala 119, Volkl Revolt 121, 4FRNT Renegade, Blizzard Spur, Blizzard Rustler 11, Praxis Protest, Moment Bibby / Blister Pro, Faction La Machine, Kingswood SMB, Whitedot Ragnarok ASYM, Rossignol Blackops Gamer, & Kye Shapes Numinous.

Blister’s Flash Reviews and Deep Dives are produced for Blister members.

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Blister reviewers David Golay and Noah Bodman talk about trends in modern bikes, including a possible ceasefire in the geometry wars; the relative consistency of Downhill bike geometry; the decline of weight weenie-ism; an outrageously long bike from 30 years ago; how all bikes should be sized to fit Noah Bodman; and a whole bunch more.

New Bike Trends, 2021 (Ep.61)

Blister editors David Golay and Noah Bodman talk about modern trends in bike geometry, old ideas coming back around, the resurgence of high-pivot bikes, and a whole lot more.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Ronin 108 for Blister

21/22 Ronin 108

Ronin is a small manufacturer making skis right in Chamonix. We’ve been spending time on their do-everything touring ski, the 108 — check out some of our initial thoughts.

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Blister Enduro Fork Roundup

Trail / Enduro MTB Fork Comparisons

There are more options for Trail & Enduro forks on the market than ever before, and we’ve been testing seven of the top contenders from Fox, RockShox, Manitou, Öhlins, and Marzocchi. So how do all these forks stack up, and who should be opting for the new, extra-burly Fox 38 or RockShox ZEB? Check out our in-depth comparisons.

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Jonathan Ellsworth reviews the Rossignol Blackops Sender Squad for Blister

21/22 Rossignol Blackops Sender Squad

We’ve been spending time on the 194cm-long, 112mm-wide ski in Rossi’s freeride lineup, and it’s been a lot of fun so far. Check out Jonathan Ellsworth’s initial thoughts.

Blister’s Flash Reviews and Deep Dives are produced for Blister members.

To get our comprehensive deep dives and our initial, unfiltered reports on new gear without waiting for our full reviews, become a Blister Member and receive many other services, deals, and discounts.

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Luke Koppa, Dylan Wood, & Jonathan Ellsworth review the Black Crows Camox for Blister

2021-2022 Black Crows Camox

Three of our reviewers spent time on the 97mm-wide, twin-tipped Black Crows Camox this season, and despite their different skiing styles, all three came away with pretty positive impressions. Check out our full review & Deep Dive comparisons.

Luke Koppa, Dylan Wood, & Jonathan Ellsworth review the Black Crows Camox for Blister

Deep Dive: Black Crows Camox

We compare the Camox to the Black Crows Atris, Black Crows Justis, Liberty Origin 96, Blizzard Rustler 9, Line Sick Day 104, Season Aero, Nordica Soul Rider 97, Dynastar Menace 98, Prior Northwest 100, K2 Reckoner 102, Rossignol BLACKOPS Holyshred, Fischer Ranger 94 FR, J Skis Masterblaster, Armada Declivity 92 Ti, Salomon QST 99, Salomon QST 98, & 4FRNT MSP 99.

Gronk + Pit Viper = 4.20

On the most appropriate of days, Rob Gronkowski & Pit Viper announce they’ve tied the knot.

Gordon Gianniny reviews the Hoka One One Carbon X2 for Blister

Hoka One One Carbon X2

Shoes with carbon plates have gained a lot of attention recently, but most are pretty niche, race-oriented products. The Hoka Carbon X2 is designed to offer both race-day efficiency and long-distance comfort, and while we were at first skeptical about that bold claim, we’ve been thoroughly impressed by this shoe so far.

During this Blister Summit Video Panel Discussion, We talk with the founders of MountainFlow Eco-Wax (Peter Arlein); Checkerspot (Charlie Dimmler); and Flylow (Dan Abrams) about the challenges and the opportunities of working with new materials; performance vs. sustainability; greenwashing; & more.

Blister Summit Panel: Next Generation Materials

We talk with the founders of MountainFlow Eco-Wax (Peter Arlein); Checkerspot (Charlie Dimmler); and Flylow (Dan Abrams) about the challenges and opportunities of working with new materials; performance vs. sustainability; greenwashing; “Flylower”; the most promising new materials; & more.

On Blister's GEAR:30 podcast Jonathan Ellsworth & Luke Koppa discuss one of the most important concepts in ski design: suspension. So what do we mean by “suspension”? Are terms like “plush” or “damp” synonyms, or are there important differences? And what are some of the best skis of all-time when it comes to suspension? Let the debate begin.

The Mt. Rushmore of Ski Suspension (Ep.143)

We discuss one of the most important concepts in ski design: suspension. So what do we mean by “suspension”? Are terms like “plush” or “damp” synonyms, or are there important differences? And what are some of the best skis of all time when it comes to suspension? Let the debate begin.

Paul Forward reviews the Moment Chipotle Banana for Blister

2020-2021 Moment Chipotle Banana

Moment’s 122mm-wide Chipotle Banana has proven to be a surprisingly versatile ski, given its girthy dimensions. Check out Paul Forward’s full review & Deep Dive comparisons.

Paul Forward reviews the Moment Chipotle Banana for Blister

Deep Dive: Moment Chipotle Banana

We compare the Chipotle Banana to several fat pow skis, including the Folsom Rapture, DPS Alchemist Lotus 124, DPS Foundation Koala 119, Volkl Revolt 121, 4FRNT Renegade, Blizzard Spur, Blizzard Rustler 11, Praxis Protest, Moment Bibby / Blister Pro, Faction La Machine, Kingswood SMB, Whitedot Ragnarok ASYM, Rossignol Blackops Gamer, & Kye Shapes Numinous.

Blister reviewers David Golay and Noah Bodman talk about trends in modern bikes, including a possible ceasefire in the geometry wars; the relative consistency of Downhill bike geometry; the decline of weight weenie-ism; an outrageously long bike from 30 years ago; how all bikes should be sized to fit Noah Bodman; and a whole bunch more.

New Bike Trends, 2021 (Ep.61)

Blister editors David Golay and Noah Bodman talk about modern trends in bike geometry, old ideas coming back around, the resurgence of high-pivot bikes, and a whole lot more.