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Bike Industry Predictions for the Next Decade (Ep.14)

What will the mountain biking industry look like 10 years from now? What current product categories have the most room for improvement, and where will the actual advancements in bike tech take place by the end of 2029? What categories of riding will have grown, and which will have shrunk? We discuss all of this and more, including our wildest predictions for this next decade.

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Blister reviews the Parlor Cardinal Pro

2019-2020 Parlor Cardinal Pro

Boston-based Parlor Skis recently added a metal-laminate ski to their lineup, the Cardinal Pro, which is designed to be a stable and versatile all-mountain ski. Check out our First Look video & writeup.

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

20/21 Blizzard Cochise 106

Check out our initial on-snow impressions of the new Cochise 106.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Unit 1 Helmet & Headphone system for Blister

Unit 1 Helmet System

The Unit 1 Helmet System both protects your head and lets you listen to & control your favorite tunes via its integrated headphones. We’ve been using it this season and have come away quite impressed — check out our full review.

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Jonathan Ellsworth reviews the 2020-2021 Blizzard Bonafide 97 for Blister

20/21 Blizzard Bonafide 97

Check out our initial on-snow impressions of the new Bonafide 97.

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

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Grayson Murphy goes on Blister's Off The Couch podcast to discuss her running career and more.

The Evolution of Grayson Murphy (Ep.34)

In 2019, Grayson Murphy won the US Mountain Running Championship; the World Mountain Running Championship; and the Xterra Trail Run World Championship. But there were many twists and turns along the way in getting there, and perhaps even more impressive and instructive than her wins is her willingness to experiment, adjust, and explore new ideas and practices, which we discuss in this conversation.

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Geoff McFetridge goes on the Blister Podcast to discuss designing artwork for Beastie Boys, Pharrell Williams, Spike Jonez and Rick Rubin, and companies ranging from Patagonia, Nike, the New York Times, Oreo, and many more; designing skateboards; skateboarding vs. skiing vs. snowboarding culture; telemark skiing; and more

Geoff McFetridge: Artist, Designer, Skater, Skier (Ep.116)

Geoff McFetridge is an iconic designer and visual artist who’s worked with the Beastie Boys, Pharrell Williams, Spike Jonez and Rick Rubin, and companies ranging from Patagonia, Nike, the New York Times, Oreo, and many more. Geoff is also a passionate skateboarder and skier, and a big fan of … BLISTER??? So we talk to Geoff about going from being a sponsored skater to starting a skateboard company to designing for some of the biggest companies, bands, musicians, and directors in the world. We discuss skate vs. ski vs. snowboard culture; being a “conflicted” telemarker; and a whole lot more.

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Jonathan Ellsworth reviews the 2020-2021 Blizzard Brahma 88

20/21 Blizzard Brahma 88

Check out our initial on-snow impressions of the new Brahma 88.

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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Blister reviewers discuss the best ski gear of the past decade

Best Ski Gear of the Past Decade

We asked more of our reviewers to provide their nominations for the best and most influential skis, ski boots, and ski bindings from the past decade. Check out their selections, then let us know yours.

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Ski Gear Predictions for the Next Decade (Ep.82)

What will ski gear look like 10 years from now? What gear has the most room for improvement? What gear will *actually* change the most, and what will change the least? And what are our wildest gear predictions for where gear could be in 10 years? We discuss all of this and more.

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Bike Industry Predictions for the Next Decade (Ep.14)

What will the mountain biking industry look like 10 years from now? What current product categories have the most room for improvement, and where will the actual advancements in bike tech take place by the end of 2029? What categories of riding will have grown, and which will have shrunk? We discuss all of this and more, including our wildest predictions for this next decade.

Blister reviews the Parlor Cardinal Pro

2019-2020 Parlor Cardinal Pro

Boston-based Parlor Skis recently added a metal-laminate ski to their lineup, the Cardinal Pro, which is designed to be a stable and versatile all-mountain ski. Check out our First Look video & writeup.

Luke Koppa reviews the Unit 1 Helmet & Headphone system for Blister

Unit 1 Helmet System

The Unit 1 Helmet System both protects your head and lets you listen to & control your favorite tunes via its integrated headphones. We’ve been using it this season and have come away quite impressed — check out our full review.

Grayson Murphy goes on Blister's Off The Couch podcast to discuss her running career and more.

The Evolution of Grayson Murphy (Ep.34)

In 2019, Grayson Murphy won the US Mountain Running Championship; the World Mountain Running Championship; and the Xterra Trail Run World Championship. But there were many twists and turns along the way in getting there, and perhaps even more impressive and instructive than her wins is her willingness to experiment, adjust, and explore new ideas and practices, which we discuss in this conversation.

Geoff McFetridge goes on the Blister Podcast to discuss designing artwork for Beastie Boys, Pharrell Williams, Spike Jonez and Rick Rubin, and companies ranging from Patagonia, Nike, the New York Times, Oreo, and many more; designing skateboards; skateboarding vs. skiing vs. snowboarding culture; telemark skiing; and more

Geoff McFetridge: Artist, Designer, Skater, Skier (Ep.116)

Geoff McFetridge is an iconic designer and visual artist who’s worked with the Beastie Boys, Pharrell Williams, Spike Jonez and Rick Rubin, and companies ranging from Patagonia, Nike, the New York Times, Oreo, and many more. Geoff is also a passionate skateboarder and skier, and a big fan of … BLISTER??? So we talk to Geoff about going from being a sponsored skater to starting a skateboard company to designing for some of the biggest companies, bands, musicians, and directors in the world. We discuss skate vs. ski vs. snowboard culture; being a “conflicted” telemarker; and a whole lot more.

Blister reviews the Whitedot Ragnarok ASYM.

2019-2020 Whitedot Ragnarok ASYM

Asymmetrical, plenty of girth, lots of rocker, and a surprisingly low weight — the Whitedot Ragnarok ASYM is a unique-looking ski, and you can check out our First Look for more.

Eric Freson review the Fischer Ranger 107 Ti for Blister

2019-2020 Fischer Ranger 107 Ti

We’ve been spending time on the big gun in Fischer’s all-mountain lineup, the Ranger 107 Ti, and you can now check out our full review.