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Luke Koppa & Dylan Wood review the DPS Foundation Koala 103 for Blister

21/22 DPS Foundation Koala 103

DPS is launching a new ski in their playful “Koala” series for 21/22 — check out our reviewers’ initial thoughts on it.

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Blister discusses the 2021 Ibis Ripley AF

2021 Ibis Ripley AF

Ibis just announced the brand-new Ripley AF, the second Aluminum-Frame-ification of one of their carbon models, but the Ripley AF isn’t just an aluminum Ripley — check out our First Look for more info.

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Jonathan Ellsworth reviews the Tecnica Cochise 130 for Blister

21/22 Tecnica Cochise 130

Jonathan Ellsworth just had his first (very surprising) day in the new, updated Cochise boot. Check out his initial thoughts.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Parlor Warbird for Blister

2021-2022 Parlor Warbird

There are lots of smaller-batch ski manufacturers these days, but very few that have branched out into the category of dedicated carving skis. Parlor changed that with their Warbird — a 78mm-wide ski designed to excel on groomed snow.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Parlor Warbird for Blister

Deep Dive: Parlor Warbird

We compare the Warbird to the K2 Disruption 78Ti, K2 Disruption 78C, Fischer RC4 The Curv, Fischer RC4 The Curv GT, Salomon S/Force Bold, K2 Disruption MTi, Liberty V82, Elan Wingman 86 CTi, & Parlor Cardinal 90.

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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Paul Forward reviews the Moment Voyager XIV for Blister

20/21 Moment Voyager XIV

Check out reviewer Paul Forward’s initial thoughts on Moment’s lightweight touring binding.

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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Andrew Alexander King goes on the Blister Podcast to discuss his Between Worlds project, trying to become the first African American to climb the highest mountain and volcano on each continent, and much more

Andrew Alexander King & The Between Worlds Project (Ep.159)

Andrew Alexander King is an explorer, alpinist, climber, and surfer who was born in Detroit; has climbed over 50 different mountains around the world from Kilimanjaro to the highest mountain in the Atlantic, Indian, and the Pacific Ocean; is currently aiming to become the first African American to climb the highest mountain and volcano on each continent; and is the founder of the The Between Worlds Project.

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Maddie Hart reviews the On Cloudventure for Blister

On Running Cloudventure

The Cloudventure is On’s take on a versatile, everyday trail running shoe — but with a few unique twists. Check out our review to see how it compares to many other options on the market, and where we think it makes the most sense.

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Blister reviews the J Skis Hotshot

2020-2021 J Skis Hotshot

We’ve now had two reviewers putting in a lot of time on J’s playful, metal-laminate ski — and they’re both big fans. Check out our Full Review & Deep Dive comparisons of the Hotshot.

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Luke Koppa & Dylan Wood review the DPS Foundation Koala 103 for Blister

2021-2022 DPS Foundation Koala 103

For 21/22, DPS is expanding their playful Koala series with the introduction of the brand-new Koala 103. Check out our First Look & Flash Review to learn more.

Luke Koppa & Dylan Wood review the DPS Foundation Koala 103 for Blister

21/22 DPS Foundation Koala 103

DPS is launching a new ski in their playful “Koala” series for 21/22 — check out our reviewers’ initial thoughts on it.

Blister discusses the 2021 Ibis Ripley AF

2021 Ibis Ripley AF

Ibis just announced the brand-new Ripley AF, the second Aluminum-Frame-ification of one of their carbon models, but the Ripley AF isn’t just an aluminum Ripley — check out our First Look for more info.

Jonathan Ellsworth reviews the Tecnica Cochise 130 for Blister

21/22 Tecnica Cochise 130

Jonathan Ellsworth just had his first (very surprising) day in the new, updated Cochise boot. Check out his initial thoughts.

Luke Koppa reviews the Parlor Warbird for Blister

2021-2022 Parlor Warbird

There are lots of smaller-batch ski manufacturers these days, but very few that have branched out into the category of dedicated carving skis. Parlor changed that with their Warbird — a 78mm-wide ski designed to excel on groomed snow.

Luke Koppa reviews the Parlor Warbird for Blister

Deep Dive: Parlor Warbird

We compare the Warbird to the K2 Disruption 78Ti, K2 Disruption 78C, Fischer RC4 The Curv, Fischer RC4 The Curv GT, Salomon S/Force Bold, K2 Disruption MTi, Liberty V82, Elan Wingman 86 CTi, & Parlor Cardinal 90.

Paul Forward reviews the Moment Voyager XIV for Blister

20/21 Moment Voyager XIV

Check out reviewer Paul Forward’s initial thoughts on Moment’s lightweight touring binding.

Andrew Alexander King goes on the Blister Podcast to discuss his Between Worlds project, trying to become the first African American to climb the highest mountain and volcano on each continent, and much more

Andrew Alexander King & The Between Worlds Project (Ep.159)

Andrew Alexander King is an explorer, alpinist, climber, and surfer who was born in Detroit; has climbed over 50 different mountains around the world from Kilimanjaro to the highest mountain in the Atlantic, Indian, and the Pacific Ocean; is currently aiming to become the first African American to climb the highest mountain and volcano on each continent; and is the founder of the The Between Worlds Project.

Maddie Hart reviews the On Cloudventure for Blister

On Running Cloudventure

The Cloudventure is On’s take on a versatile, everyday trail running shoe — but with a few unique twists. Check out our review to see how it compares to many other options on the market, and where we think it makes the most sense.