Atomic's Matt Manser goes on Blister's GEAR:30 Podcast to discuss the new Atomic Hawx Prime XTD boot, Atomic's new Mimic Liners, Forward Lean, Ramp Angle, & More

A Very Deep Dive on Ski Boots, Part 4: Liners, Ramp Angle, & Forward Lean (Ep.88)

Ski boot liners are probably the most overlooked and least appreciated piece of ski gear out there, but they are a critical piece of equipment. So Matt Manser, the product manager of Atomic Ski Boots, is back to demystify the extremely complex, very expensive, and poorly understood category of ski boot liners. Along the way, we also discuss Atomic’s new “Mimic” liner technology and the new-for-next-season Hawx Prime XTD.

A Very Deep Dive on Ski Boots, Part 3: Racers & Race Boots (Ep.60)

How do elite ski racers like Marcel Hirsher, Mikaela Shiffrin, Bode Miller, and Daron Rahlves “feel” their gear, and their ski boots in particular? We talk to Matt Manser about this; forward lean; ‘static’ power straps vs. ‘elastic’ Booster Straps; whether WC skiers or WC DH mtn bikers are pickier about their equipment; and more.
Atomic's global product manager for ski boots, Matt Manser, discusses how ski boots and different ski-boot plastics differ on Blister's GEAR:30 podcast

A Very Deep Dive on Ski Boots — Part 1: Plastics (Ep.54)

Ski boots are made of plastic, and different plastics feel and perform very differently from one another. So we get deep into the details with Atomic Ski Boots product manager, Matt Manser, to help you figure out which plastics are used in your ski boots, and the pros & cons & general performance characteristics of different plastics — which will help you understand why you might like or dislike your current boots, and what you ought to be looking for in your next pair.

A Very Deep Dive on Bootfitting, Pt 2: Your Questions Answered by Master Bootfitters, Sam and Kara (Ep.214)

Kara and Sam dive even further into some of the mysteries and complexities of bootfitting while responding to several really interesting and important questions from the audience. We bet that you’ve had some of these questions yourself, so here are some in-depth answers to consider before spending time in your ski boots this winter.
Luke Koppa & Dylan Wood review the J Skis Masterblaster for Blister

2022-2023 J Skis Masterblaster

The latest J Skis Masterblaster continues to stand out because of its rare combination of suspension, stability, and maneuverability. Check out our Full Review & Deep Dive comparisons for the whole story.

Deep Dive: Head Ski Boots Brand Lineup, 21/22

Next up in our Deep Dive series on ski boots is Head — check it out for a rundown on every boot in Head's current lineup, the most comparable alternatives from other brands, and more details to help you figure out what differentiates each boot in the lineup.

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Deep Dive: Tecnica Ski Boots Brand Lineup, 21/22

Next up in our Deep Dive series on ski boots is Tecnica — check it out for a rundown on every boot in Tecnica's 21/22 lineup, most comparable alternatives from other brands, and more details to help you figure out what differentiates each boot in the lineup.

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Luke Koppa and Dylan Wood review the Season Nexus for Blister

Season Nexus Ski

We've spent the last two seasons riding Season's do-everything ski — check out our full review of the Nexus for more on what makes it stand out.
Luke Koppa, Dylan Wood, and Jonathan Ellsworth review review the J Skis Fastforward for Blister

2021-2022 J Skis Fastforward

We've been skiing J's brand-new metal-laminate ski, the Fastforward, all season long — check out our full review & Deep Dive comparisons for our thoughts on its performance and who should have it on their list.

Deep Dive: Nordica Ski Boots Brand Lineup, 21/22

Next up in our Deep Dive series on ski boots is Nordica — check it out for a rundown on every boot in Nordica's 21/22 lineup, most comparable alternatives from other brands, and more details to help you figure out what differentiates each boot in the lineup.

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Deep Dive: Lange Ski Boots Brand Lineup, 21/22

Second in our new Deep Dive series on ski boot lines is the 21/22 Lange ski boot collection, which includes everything from racing to free-touring boots, and we discuss all notable specs, features, most similar boots from other brands, and more. Become a Deep Dive subscriber or Blister Member to check it out.

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Deep Dive: Atomic Ski Boots Brand Lineup, 21/22

In our new “Deep Dive” series on ski boots, we’re laying out *all* the details and differences between the boots in a brand's entire lineup. We're kicking it off with the 21/22 Atomic ski boot collection, from racing to touring boots, including all notable specs, features, most similar boots from other brands, and more. Become a Deep Dive subscriber or Blister Member to check it out.

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