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Luke Koppa reviews the Kye Shapes Metamorph for Blister

2019-2020 Kye Shapes Metamorph

The Metamorph is the “all-mountain” ski in Kye Shapes lineup, and we think it could really appeal to the right skiers. Check out our full review & Deep Dive comparisons.

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Maddie Hart reviews the Voormi 1/4 Zip Baselayer Top, Solstice Skirt, Rive Run Hoodie, and Short Sleeve Merino Tech Tee for Blister

Voormi Merino Wool Layer Roundup

We’ve been using several of Voormi’s merino wool layers this year, for everything from winter running to ski touring to around town, and have come away impressed by their versatility and overall performance.

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Ski Wax & Waxing Skis: What You Need to Know (Ep.89)

We talk with Graham Lonetto, the Alpine Director for the USA at Swix — the company that invented color-coded waxes, and one of the largest manufacturers of ski wax in the world — about different types of waxes and application methods; the most common mistake made when ski waxing; the FIS’s ban on fluorocarbons in waxes; and more.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Kye Shapes Metamorph for Blister

Deep Dive: Kye Shapes Metamorph

We compare the Metamorph to the Prior CBC, Icelantic Nomad 105, Icelantic Nomad 115, Moment Deathwish, Moment Wildcat, Blizzard Rustler 11, Faction Prodigy 4.0, Nordica Enforcer 115 Free, Nordica Enforcer 110 Free, DPS Foundation Koala 119, Rossignol BLACKOPS Gamer, Dynastar M-Free 118, Volkl Revolt 121, Faction Candide 4.0.

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Blister reviews the Nordica Enforcer 94

2020-2021 Nordica Enforcer 94

As many companies seem to be doing for 20/21, Nordica is updating many of their popular skis. The new Enforcer 94 takes much of the old Enforcer 93’s design and adds a few interesting changes — check out our First Look and Flash Review for more.

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Blister reviews the Nordica Enforcer 94

20/21 Nordica Enforcer 94

Check out our initial on-snow impressions of the new Enforcer 94.

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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Drilling for Oil under Moab’s Slickrock Trail? (Ep.16)

Recently, a preliminary proposal from the Bureau of Land Management was put forward to auction the right to drill for oil and natural gas under Moab’s Slickrock Trail, one of the most famous mountain bike trails in the world. How is this possible? And what should each of us be doing to protect our trails? For answers to these questions and to learn what exactly happened with Slickrock Trail, we talked to Ashley Korenblat, the founder of Public Land Solutions.

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Jonathan Ellsworth reviews the 2020-2021 Blizzard Cochise 106 for Blister

2020-2021 Blizzard Cochise 106

The Blizzard Cochise is one of the longest-standing ski models in production, and Blizzard is changing the ski for 20/21. Check out our video First Look, writeup, and Flash Review for our initial impressions.

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Jed Doane reviews the Venture Carbon Storm Splitboard for Blister

2019-2020 Venture Carbon Storm Splitboard

Venture designed their Carbon Storm splitboard to handle everything from tight tree lines to big, open faces. While we often hear things like that, we don’t think Venture’s claims are far off. The Carbon Storm is a very versatile, approachable splitboard for the masses — check out our full review.

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Sawyer Thomas talks about the Colter Route on Blister's Off the Couch Podcast

Chasing John Colter & Recreating the Colter Route (Ep. 40)

Simply put, the exploits of the explorer, John Colter (who was a member of Lewis & Clarke’s famous expedition), are mind boggling. And in their short film, “Colter: A Legacy of Adventure,” Sawyer Thomas and Riis Wilbrecht set out to venture through the territory John Colter had explored two centuries ago, across some of the most remote terrain in the lower 48 states. So we talked to Sawyer and Riis about John Colter and why they chose this particular adventure; the (serious) difficulty of running, skiing, and trekking through this terrain; the logistics of shooting this film; and more.

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Blister reviews the Rossignol BLACKOPS Sender Ti

2020-2021 Rossignol BLACKOPS Sender Ti

Rossignol shocked a lot of us when they announced that they’re killing off their “7” series and replacing it with the very different BLACKOPS collection. Well, we’ve now spent a good chunk of time on one of the new skis, the BLACKOPS Sender Ti — check out our full review & Deep Dive comparisons.

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Blister reviews the Rossignol BLACKOPS Sender Ti

Deep Dive: Rossignol BLACKOPS Sender Ti

We compare the BLACKOPS Sender Ti to the Black Crows Corvus, Nordica Enforcer 104 Free, Folsom Blister Pro 104, Fischer Ranger 102 FR, Volkl Mantra 102, Fischer Ranger 107 Ti, Nordica Enforcer 100, ON3P Woodsman 108, ON3P Wrenegade 108, Moment Wildcat 108, Blizzard Cochise, Salomon QST 106, K2 Mindbender 108 Ti, Moment Commander 108, Blizzard Rustler 10, and 4FRNT MSP 107.

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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Kristin Sinnott reviews the Nordica Santa Ana 93 for Blister

20/21 Nordica Santa Ana 93

Check out our initial on-snow impressions of the new Santa Ana 93.

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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Sam Shaheen and Luke Koppa review the TREW Capow Jacket & Bib for Blister

TREW Capow Jacket & Bib

TREW designed their touring-oriented Capow kit with the help of CAPOW Guiding, and we’ve had two reviewers using it for everything from long days on the skin track to laps in the resort. Check out our full review.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Kye Shapes Metamorph for Blister

2019-2020 Kye Shapes Metamorph

The Metamorph is the “all-mountain” ski in Kye Shapes lineup, and we think it could really appeal to the right skiers. Check out our full review & Deep Dive comparisons.

Maddie Hart reviews the Voormi 1/4 Zip Baselayer Top, Solstice Skirt, Rive Run Hoodie, and Short Sleeve Merino Tech Tee for Blister

Voormi Merino Wool Layer Roundup

We’ve been using several of Voormi’s merino wool layers this year, for everything from winter running to ski touring to around town, and have come away impressed by their versatility and overall performance.

Ski Wax & Waxing Skis: What You Need to Know (Ep.89)

We talk with Graham Lonetto, the Alpine Director for the USA at Swix — the company that invented color-coded waxes, and one of the largest manufacturers of ski wax in the world — about different types of waxes and application methods; the most common mistake made when ski waxing; the FIS’s ban on fluorocarbons in waxes; and more.

Luke Koppa reviews the Kye Shapes Metamorph for Blister

Deep Dive: Kye Shapes Metamorph

We compare the Metamorph to the Prior CBC, Icelantic Nomad 105, Icelantic Nomad 115, Moment Deathwish, Moment Wildcat, Blizzard Rustler 11, Faction Prodigy 4.0, Nordica Enforcer 115 Free, Nordica Enforcer 110 Free, DPS Foundation Koala 119, Rossignol BLACKOPS Gamer, Dynastar M-Free 118, Volkl Revolt 121, Faction Candide 4.0.

Blister reviews the Nordica Enforcer 94

2020-2021 Nordica Enforcer 94

As many companies seem to be doing for 20/21, Nordica is updating many of their popular skis. The new Enforcer 94 takes much of the old Enforcer 93’s design and adds a few interesting changes — check out our First Look and Flash Review for more.

Drilling for Oil under Moab’s Slickrock Trail? (Ep.16)

Recently, a preliminary proposal from the Bureau of Land Management was put forward to auction the right to drill for oil and natural gas under Moab’s Slickrock Trail, one of the most famous mountain bike trails in the world. How is this possible? And what should each of us be doing to protect our trails? For answers to these questions and to learn what exactly happened with Slickrock Trail, we talked to Ashley Korenblat, the founder of Public Land Solutions.

Jonathan Ellsworth reviews the 2020-2021 Blizzard Cochise 106 for Blister

2020-2021 Blizzard Cochise 106

The Blizzard Cochise is one of the longest-standing ski models in production, and Blizzard is changing the ski for 20/21. Check out our video First Look, writeup, and Flash Review for our initial impressions.

Jed Doane reviews the Venture Carbon Storm Splitboard for Blister

2019-2020 Venture Carbon Storm Splitboard

Venture designed their Carbon Storm splitboard to handle everything from tight tree lines to big, open faces. While we often hear things like that, we don’t think Venture’s claims are far off. The Carbon Storm is a very versatile, approachable splitboard for the masses — check out our full review.

Sawyer Thomas talks about the Colter Route on Blister's Off the Couch Podcast

Chasing John Colter & Recreating the Colter Route (Ep. 40)

Simply put, the exploits of the explorer, John Colter (who was a member of Lewis & Clarke’s famous expedition), are mind boggling. And in their short film, “Colter: A Legacy of Adventure,” Sawyer Thomas and Riis Wilbrecht set out to venture through the territory John Colter had explored two centuries ago, across some of the most remote terrain in the lower 48 states. So we talked to Sawyer and Riis about John Colter and why they chose this particular adventure; the (serious) difficulty of running, skiing, and trekking through this terrain; the logistics of shooting this film; and more.

Blister reviews the Rossignol BLACKOPS Sender Ti

2020-2021 Rossignol BLACKOPS Sender Ti

Rossignol shocked a lot of us when they announced that they’re killing off their “7” series and replacing it with the very different BLACKOPS collection. Well, we’ve now spent a good chunk of time on one of the new skis, the BLACKOPS Sender Ti — check out our full review & Deep Dive comparisons.