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David Golay reviews the Cascade Components North Fork brake calipers for Blister

Cascade Components North Fork Brake Calipers

Modern Enduro and DH bikes put more demands on brakes than ever before, and Cascade Components North Fork calipers dramatically increase the power of SRAM Code brakes, with surprisingly few performance downsides. Check out our full review for the rundown.

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Luke Koppa & Kara Williard review the Renoun Endurance 98 for Blister

2022-2023 Renoun Endurance 98

The latest version of Renoun’s do-everything all-mountain ski, the Endurance 98, is the most refined and intuitive one yet (and its unique construction still equates to a ride that feels like nothing else on the market). Check out our Full Review & Deep Dive comparisons for more.

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Luke Koppa & Kara Williard review the Renoun Endurance 98 for Blister

Deep Dive: Renoun Endurance 98

We compare the Endurance 98 to the Renoun Endurance 88, Volkl M6 Mantra, Salomon QST 98, Blizzard Bonafide 97, Salomon Stance 96, 4FRNT MSP 99, Blizzard Rustler 9, Black Crows Camox, J Skis Masterblaster, Moment Commander 98, Dynastar M-Pro 99, Line Blade Optic 96, Dynastar M-Free 99, Atomic Maverick 95 Ti, Faction Dancer 2, & K2 Mindbender 99Ti.

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After discovering running in his 30’s, ultra-endurance athlete Robbie Balenger became obsessed with the power of human endurance and quickly found that he needed challenges far exceeding standard ultramarathons to test his limits. So, he started creating his own. Since then, Robbie has run across America, completed the “Colorado Crush,” and recently outran a Tesla. On Off The Couch, we had him on to unpack each of these efforts before asking him about the mental side of endurance, recovery techniques, his next challenge, and much more.

Robbie Balenger on Testing Limits, Exploring Recovery Techniques, & Outrunning a Tesla (Ep. 121)

After discovering running in his 30’s, ultra-endurance athlete Robbie Balenger became obsessed with the power of human endurance and quickly found that he needed challenges far exceeding standard ultramarathons to test his limits. So, he started creating his own. Since then, Robbie has run across America, completed the “Colorado Crush,” and recently outran a Tesla. We had him on to unpack all of these efforts before asking him about the mental side of endurance, recovery techniques, his next challenge, and much more.

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Professional skiers are often asked about the mental preparation it takes to ski big lines and perform at a high level. But in this Blister Podcast conversation (recorded at our Blister Summit), John Collinson, Wendy Fisher, Sander Hadley, and Drew Petersen offer a much broader perspective on ‘the mental game’ as it relates to dealing with injury and adversity; self identity; mental health; and much more.

Johnny Collinson, Wendy Fisher, Sander Hadley, & Drew Petersen on The Mental Game (Ep.212)

Professional skiers are often asked about the mental preparation it takes to ski big lines and perform at a high level. But in this conversation (recorded at our Blister Summit), John Collinson, Wendy Fisher, Sander Hadley, and Drew Petersen offer a much broader perspective on ‘the mental game’ as it relates to dealing with injury and adversity; self identity; mental health; and much more.

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Sascha Anastas reviews the Dynastar E-Pro 99 for Blister

22/23 Dynastar E-Pro 99

Here are some of our initial on-snow impressions of the women’s Dynastar E-Pro 99, after skiing two lengths.

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Dynafit Alpine

The Dynafit Alpine is designed to be a do-everything shoe that fits well, provides enough cushioning for long days out on the trails, and holds up regardless of where you take it. After testing, this statement checks out, and then some. The Dynafit Alpine is not only a great mountain running shoe, but one of the best all-around trail running models we’ve tested this year.

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Stuff We Like: May 2022

In the May edition of our “Stuff We Like” series, we’ve got some puffy layers ideal for camping, bike accessories, casual apparel, and more. Check it out to see the latest gear our reviewers have been digging.

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Luke Koppa & Drew Kelly review the Wagner Summit 109 for Blister

2022-2023 Wagner Summit 109

The Summit 109 is the newest addition to Wagner’s “Factory Series” of skis, and it’s a very well-rounded all-mountain ski that two of our reviewers — with quite different skiing styles — both really enjoyed. Check out our Full Review & Deep Dive comparisons for more.

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Luke Koppa & Drew Kelly review the Wagner Summit 109 for Blister

Deep Dive: Wagner Summit 109

We compare the Summit 109 to the Wagner Summit 106, Wagner Summit 107, K2 Mindbender 108Ti, Line Blade Optic 104, Nordica Enforcer 110, J Skis Hotshot, RMU YLE 110, WNDR Alpine Intention 110, Head Kore 111, Atomic Bent 110, Moment Commander 108, Salomon QST Blank, 4FRNT Hoji, Icelantic Nomad 105, Volkl Katana 108, Blizzard Cochise 106, Sego Comp 110, Dynastar M-Free 108, Black Crows Corvus, Prior Husume, 4FRNT MSP 107, Moment Wildcat 108, Fischer Ranger 108, Moment Deathwish, & Rossignol Sender Ti.

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Drew Kelly reviews the Zag Harfang 96 for Blister

2022-2023 Zag Harfang 96

Here are our measured specs, rocker profile pics, and flex pattern numbers for two lengths of the Zag Harfang 96.

David Golay reviews the Cascade Components North Fork brake calipers for Blister

Cascade Components North Fork Brake Calipers

Modern Enduro and DH bikes put more demands on brakes than ever before, and Cascade Components North Fork calipers dramatically increase the power of SRAM Code brakes, with surprisingly few performance downsides. Check out our full review for the rundown.

Luke Koppa & Kara Williard review the Renoun Endurance 98 for Blister

2022-2023 Renoun Endurance 98

The latest version of Renoun’s do-everything all-mountain ski, the Endurance 98, is the most refined and intuitive one yet (and its unique construction still equates to a ride that feels like nothing else on the market). Check out our Full Review & Deep Dive comparisons for more.

Luke Koppa & Kara Williard review the Renoun Endurance 98 for Blister

Deep Dive: Renoun Endurance 98

We compare the Endurance 98 to the Renoun Endurance 88, Volkl M6 Mantra, Salomon QST 98, Blizzard Bonafide 97, Salomon Stance 96, 4FRNT MSP 99, Blizzard Rustler 9, Black Crows Camox, J Skis Masterblaster, Moment Commander 98, Dynastar M-Pro 99, Line Blade Optic 96, Dynastar M-Free 99, Atomic Maverick 95 Ti, Faction Dancer 2, & K2 Mindbender 99Ti.

After discovering running in his 30’s, ultra-endurance athlete Robbie Balenger became obsessed with the power of human endurance and quickly found that he needed challenges far exceeding standard ultramarathons to test his limits. So, he started creating his own. Since then, Robbie has run across America, completed the “Colorado Crush,” and recently outran a Tesla. On Off The Couch, we had him on to unpack each of these efforts before asking him about the mental side of endurance, recovery techniques, his next challenge, and much more.

Robbie Balenger on Testing Limits, Exploring Recovery Techniques, & Outrunning a Tesla (Ep. 121)

After discovering running in his 30’s, ultra-endurance athlete Robbie Balenger became obsessed with the power of human endurance and quickly found that he needed challenges far exceeding standard ultramarathons to test his limits. So, he started creating his own. Since then, Robbie has run across America, completed the “Colorado Crush,” and recently outran a Tesla. We had him on to unpack all of these efforts before asking him about the mental side of endurance, recovery techniques, his next challenge, and much more.

Professional skiers are often asked about the mental preparation it takes to ski big lines and perform at a high level. But in this Blister Podcast conversation (recorded at our Blister Summit), John Collinson, Wendy Fisher, Sander Hadley, and Drew Petersen offer a much broader perspective on ‘the mental game’ as it relates to dealing with injury and adversity; self identity; mental health; and much more.

Johnny Collinson, Wendy Fisher, Sander Hadley, & Drew Petersen on The Mental Game (Ep.212)

Professional skiers are often asked about the mental preparation it takes to ski big lines and perform at a high level. But in this conversation (recorded at our Blister Summit), John Collinson, Wendy Fisher, Sander Hadley, and Drew Petersen offer a much broader perspective on ‘the mental game’ as it relates to dealing with injury and adversity; self identity; mental health; and much more.

Sascha Anastas reviews the Dynastar E-Pro 99 for Blister

22/23 Dynastar E-Pro 99

Here are some of our initial on-snow impressions of the women’s Dynastar E-Pro 99, after skiing two lengths.

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Dynafit Alpine

The Dynafit Alpine is designed to be a do-everything shoe that fits well, provides enough cushioning for long days out on the trails, and holds up regardless of where you take it. After testing, this statement checks out, and then some. The Dynafit Alpine is not only a great mountain running shoe, but one of the best all-around trail running models we’ve tested this year.

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Stuff We Like: May 2022

In the May edition of our “Stuff We Like” series, we’ve got some puffy layers ideal for camping, bike accessories, casual apparel, and more. Check it out to see the latest gear our reviewers have been digging.