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Eric Larsen's "Call of the Wild" Earth Day video on Blister

“Call of the Wild” — Eric Larsen

In honor of Earth Day, polar adventurer and expedition guide, Eric Larsen, put together a beautiful video that gets at why we love to explore wild places, how we can help to preserve those places. Check it out here.

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Luke Koppa reviews the 2020 Salomon QST 99 for Blister

2019-2020 Salomon QST 99

Salomon is changing the construction and shape of their QST 99 for 19/20. So just how different is the new ski? Check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions.

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Blister reviews the Volkl Mantra 102

2019-2020 Volkl Mantra 102

This season Volkl introduced the 5th generation of their popular all-mountain ski, the Mantra M5. For 19/20, they’re taking the Mantra M5’s design and applying it to a wider ski, creating the new Mantra 102. Check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions.

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Noah Bodman reviews the Enve M7 Bar & M7 Stem for Blister

Enve M7 Bar & M7 Stem

If you’re looking for a bar & stem that offer an excellent balance of low weight, stiffness, and enough vibration damping for long days on the trail, Enve’s M7 Bar & Stem are worth a very good look.

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Luke Koppa and Sam Shaheen review the Dynastar Menace 98 for Blister

2019-2020 Dynastar Menace 98

Whether under its old “Slicer” name or its new one, the Dynastar Menace 98 has been around for a long time. And after getting two reviewers on it, we think there’s good reason for that. Check out our full review.

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Luke Koppa and Sam Shaheen review the Dynastar Menace 98 for Blister

Deep Dive: Dynastar Menace 98

We compare the Menace 98 to the Rossignol Black Ops 98, Armada ARV 96 Ti, Atomic Bent Chetler 100, Liberty Helix 98 & Origin 96, J Skis Masterblaster, Blizzard Rustler 9, Nordica Enforcer 100, 4FRNT MSP 99, Moment Commander 98, and ON3P Wrenegade 96.

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Angela Hawse on the eastern face of Castle Peak in 2018

The Guide Life with AMGA President, Angela Hawse (Ep.85)

Angela Hawse is the president of the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA), and is certified to the highest international mountain guide standards. We talk to her about how she got into guiding; the various roles she has taken on in her career; what advice she would offer to aspiring guides; her company Chicks Climbing and Skiing, her work with POW Climb, and more.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Faction Candide 4.0 for Blister

2019-2020 Faction Candide 4.0

Candide Thovex has made more of an impact on the ski industry than most people, and his signature Faction skis have helped him do that. One of those skis, the Candide 4.0, is getting updated for 19/20, and you can now check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions.

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Sam Shaheen reviews the Patagonia SnowDrifter Bibs for Blister

Patagonia SnowDrifter Bibs

The brand-new Patagonia SnowDrifter Bibs replace their well-loved Descensionsist Pants. So how do the SnowDrifter Bibs compare to their predecessor and the rest of the ski / snowboard pants on the market?

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Luke Koppa reviews the Volkl Revolt 121 for Blister

2019-2020 Volkl Revolt 121

The brand-new Volkl Revolt 121 is reportedly what happens when you ask several of the best freestyle and freeride skiers out there to design their ideal playful powder ski. Check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions to learn more about the resulting ski.

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Luke Koppa and Jonathan Ellsworth review the Armada ARV 106Ti LTD for Blister

Deep Dive: Armada ARV 106Ti LTD2

We compare the ARV 106Ti LTD2 to the ON3P Kartel 108, Moment Meridian 107, Nordica Enforcer 104 Free, Fischer Ranger 102 FR, K2 Mindbender 108Ti, Faction Candide 3.0, Prodigy 3.0, & Prodigy 4.0, Sego Big Horn 106, and J Skis Metal.

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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Luke Koppa reviews the Salomon QST 106 for Blister

19/20 Salomon QST 106

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

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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Luke Koppa reviews the Salomon QST 106 for Blister

2019-2020 Salomon QST 106

“New construction. New technologies. New shape.” That’s what Salomon is saying about the 19/20 QST 106, so check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions of the new QST 106 to see what exactly that all means.

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Eric Larsen's "Call of the Wild" Earth Day video on Blister

“Call of the Wild” — Eric Larsen

In honor of Earth Day, polar adventurer and expedition guide, Eric Larsen, put together a beautiful video that gets at why we love to explore wild places, how we can help to preserve those places. Check it out here.

Luke Koppa reviews the 2020 Salomon QST 99 for Blister

2019-2020 Salomon QST 99

Salomon is changing the construction and shape of their QST 99 for 19/20. So just how different is the new ski? Check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions.

Blister reviews the Volkl Mantra 102

2019-2020 Volkl Mantra 102

This season Volkl introduced the 5th generation of their popular all-mountain ski, the Mantra M5. For 19/20, they’re taking the Mantra M5’s design and applying it to a wider ski, creating the new Mantra 102. Check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions.

Noah Bodman reviews the Enve M7 Bar & M7 Stem for Blister

Enve M7 Bar & M7 Stem

If you’re looking for a bar & stem that offer an excellent balance of low weight, stiffness, and enough vibration damping for long days on the trail, Enve’s M7 Bar & Stem are worth a very good look.

Luke Koppa and Sam Shaheen review the Dynastar Menace 98 for Blister

2019-2020 Dynastar Menace 98

Whether under its old “Slicer” name or its new one, the Dynastar Menace 98 has been around for a long time. And after getting two reviewers on it, we think there’s good reason for that. Check out our full review.

Luke Koppa and Sam Shaheen review the Dynastar Menace 98 for Blister

Deep Dive: Dynastar Menace 98

We compare the Menace 98 to the Rossignol Black Ops 98, Armada ARV 96 Ti, Atomic Bent Chetler 100, Liberty Helix 98 & Origin 96, J Skis Masterblaster, Blizzard Rustler 9, Nordica Enforcer 100, 4FRNT MSP 99, Moment Commander 98, and ON3P Wrenegade 96.

Angela Hawse on the eastern face of Castle Peak in 2018

The Guide Life with AMGA President, Angela Hawse (Ep.85)

Angela Hawse is the president of the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA), and is certified to the highest international mountain guide standards. We talk to her about how she got into guiding; the various roles she has taken on in her career; what advice she would offer to aspiring guides; her company Chicks Climbing and Skiing, her work with POW Climb, and more.

Luke Koppa reviews the Faction Candide 4.0 for Blister

2019-2020 Faction Candide 4.0

Candide Thovex has made more of an impact on the ski industry than most people, and his signature Faction skis have helped him do that. One of those skis, the Candide 4.0, is getting updated for 19/20, and you can now check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions.

Sam Shaheen reviews the Patagonia SnowDrifter Bibs for Blister

Patagonia SnowDrifter Bibs

The brand-new Patagonia SnowDrifter Bibs replace their well-loved Descensionsist Pants. So how do the SnowDrifter Bibs compare to their predecessor and the rest of the ski / snowboard pants on the market?

Luke Koppa reviews the Volkl Revolt 121 for Blister

2019-2020 Volkl Revolt 121

The brand-new Volkl Revolt 121 is reportedly what happens when you ask several of the best freestyle and freeride skiers out there to design their ideal playful powder ski. Check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions to learn more about the resulting ski.

Luke Koppa and Jonathan Ellsworth review the Armada ARV 106Ti LTD for Blister

Deep Dive: Armada ARV 106Ti LTD2

We compare the ARV 106Ti LTD2 to the ON3P Kartel 108, Moment Meridian 107, Nordica Enforcer 104 Free, Fischer Ranger 102 FR, K2 Mindbender 108Ti, Faction Candide 3.0, Prodigy 3.0, & Prodigy 4.0, Sego Big Horn 106, and J Skis Metal.