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Jonathan Ellsworth, Sam Shaheen, and Luke Koppa discuss skiing in Iceland at Eleven Experience's Deplar Farm, the ON3P Woodsman 108, Volkl Mantra 102, Volkl Revolt 121, Faction Candide 5.0, and more on Blister's GEAR:30 podcast

Skiing in Iceland + New Ski Reviews (Ep.49)

Jonathan Ellsworth talks about testing the ON3P Woodsman 108 and Black Crows Navis while heli skiing with Eleven Experience in Iceland, and Sam Shaheen and Luke Koppa talk about their time on the Volkl Mantra 102 & Revolt 121, Faction Candide 5.0, and more.

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Sam Shaheen, Luke Koppa, and Jonathan Ellsworth review the 4FRNT MSP 107 for Blister

2019-2020 4FRNT MSP 107

4FRNT says the MSP 107 “is intuitive from the first turn instilling a higher level of confidence everywhere on the mountain.” Check out our full review to see how we’d characterize the ski.

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Sam Shaheen, Luke Koppa, and Jonathan Ellsworth review the 4FRNT MSP 107 for Blister

Deep Dive: 4FRNT MSP 107

We compare the MSP 107 to the Nordica Enforcer 110, J Skis Metal, Blizzard Cochise, K2 Mindbender 108Ti, ON3P Wrenegade 108, Prior Husume, Moment Commander 108, Folsom Hammer, Black Crows Corvus, and Faction Dictator 3.0.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Faction Chapter 1.0 for Blister

2019-2020 Faction Chapter 1.0

Faction is bringing back the Chapter name to their lineup for 19/20, but these new Chapter skis are nothing like the previous skis that shared their name. Check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions of the Chapter 1.0.

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Sam Shaheen and Luke Koppa review the Patagonia Ascensionist Jacket for Blister

Patagonia Ascensionist Jacket

Patagonia’s new Ascensionist Jacket takes Gore’s excellent Active membrane & C-Knit backer and packages it into a breathable, versatile, lightweight, and sustainable jacket. Check out our full review.

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Jonathan Ellsworth talks to ski racer and big-mountain skier, Travis Ganong, on the BLISTER Podcast

Travis Ganong: U.S. Ski Racer + Backcountry & Big-Mtn Skier (Ep.89)

Travis Ganong might be the most well-rounded skier in the world (just listen to this conversation), and he is certainly one of the most passionate. He’s a Team U.S.A. downhiller and Super G racer, and he is also obsessed with backcountry touring and big-mtn skiing. So we talk about all of it: racing & training; catching the attention of Shane McConkey as a kid; backcountry skiing; and more.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Dalbello Lupo Pro HD for Blister

2019-2020 Dalbello Lupo Pro HD

Dalbello is introducing a brand-new boot to their touring-friendly Lupo line next year. The new Lupo Pro HD packs uphill-oriented features into a burly package, and you can check out our measured specs, fit notes, and initial impressions.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Dalbello Lupo Pro HD for Blister

19/20 Dalbello Lupo Pro HD

Here are our initial on-snow impressions of Dalbello’s new 50/50 crossover ski boot.

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

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Jonathan Ellsworth talks with runner, mother, and educator, Stevie Kremer, on Blister's Off the Couch Podcast

Stevie Kremer Does Things Different (Ep.4)

Stevie Kremer is a world-class runner, but her life sure doesn’t include many of the stereotypes that description might conjure up. So we discuss her unusual training routine; sitcoms & life lessons; how she got into trail running and ski mountaineering; and juggling being a runner, mother, and educator.

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Eric Freson, Sam Shaheen, and Jonathan Ellsworth review the Faction Dictator 4.0 for Blister

Deep Dive: Faction Dictator 4.0

We compare the Dictator 4.0 to the Blizzard Bodacious, Moment Wildcat / Blister Pro, Nordica Enforcer Pro, Line Sick Day 114, Icelantic Nomad 115, Dynastar PR-OTO Factory, ON3P Wrenegade 114, and Rossignol Super 7 RD.

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

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Luke Koppa reviews the Liberty evolv 90 for Blister

19/20 Liberty evolv 90

Check out our initial on-snow impressions of Liberty’s brand-new narrower all-mountain ski.

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Jonathan Ellsworth, Sam Shaheen, and Luke Koppa discuss skiing in Iceland at Eleven Experience's Deplar Farm, the ON3P Woodsman 108, Volkl Mantra 102, Volkl Revolt 121, Faction Candide 5.0, and more on Blister's GEAR:30 podcast

Skiing in Iceland + New Ski Reviews (Ep.49)

Jonathan Ellsworth talks about testing the ON3P Woodsman 108 and Black Crows Navis while heli skiing with Eleven Experience in Iceland, and Sam Shaheen and Luke Koppa talk about their time on the Volkl Mantra 102 & Revolt 121, Faction Candide 5.0, and more.

Sam Shaheen, Luke Koppa, and Jonathan Ellsworth review the 4FRNT MSP 107 for Blister

2019-2020 4FRNT MSP 107

4FRNT says the MSP 107 “is intuitive from the first turn instilling a higher level of confidence everywhere on the mountain.” Check out our full review to see how we’d characterize the ski.

Sam Shaheen, Luke Koppa, and Jonathan Ellsworth review the 4FRNT MSP 107 for Blister

Deep Dive: 4FRNT MSP 107

We compare the MSP 107 to the Nordica Enforcer 110, J Skis Metal, Blizzard Cochise, K2 Mindbender 108Ti, ON3P Wrenegade 108, Prior Husume, Moment Commander 108, Folsom Hammer, Black Crows Corvus, and Faction Dictator 3.0.

Luke Koppa reviews the Faction Chapter 1.0 for Blister

2019-2020 Faction Chapter 1.0

Faction is bringing back the Chapter name to their lineup for 19/20, but these new Chapter skis are nothing like the previous skis that shared their name. Check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions of the Chapter 1.0.

Sam Shaheen and Luke Koppa review the Patagonia Ascensionist Jacket for Blister

Patagonia Ascensionist Jacket

Patagonia’s new Ascensionist Jacket takes Gore’s excellent Active membrane & C-Knit backer and packages it into a breathable, versatile, lightweight, and sustainable jacket. Check out our full review.

Jonathan Ellsworth talks to ski racer and big-mountain skier, Travis Ganong, on the BLISTER Podcast

Travis Ganong: U.S. Ski Racer + Backcountry & Big-Mtn Skier (Ep.89)

Travis Ganong might be the most well-rounded skier in the world (just listen to this conversation), and he is certainly one of the most passionate. He’s a Team U.S.A. downhiller and Super G racer, and he is also obsessed with backcountry touring and big-mtn skiing. So we talk about all of it: racing & training; catching the attention of Shane McConkey as a kid; backcountry skiing; and more.

Luke Koppa reviews the Dalbello Lupo Pro HD for Blister

2019-2020 Dalbello Lupo Pro HD

Dalbello is introducing a brand-new boot to their touring-friendly Lupo line next year. The new Lupo Pro HD packs uphill-oriented features into a burly package, and you can check out our measured specs, fit notes, and initial impressions.

Jonathan Ellsworth talks with runner, mother, and educator, Stevie Kremer, on Blister's Off the Couch Podcast

Stevie Kremer Does Things Different (Ep.4)

Stevie Kremer is a world-class runner, but her life sure doesn’t include many of the stereotypes that description might conjure up. So we discuss her unusual training routine; sitcoms & life lessons; how she got into trail running and ski mountaineering; and juggling being a runner, mother, and educator.