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

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

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.

Deep Dive: Faction Dictator 4.0

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

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.

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Dierdre Wolownick, The Sharp End of Life (Ep.87)

Jonathan Ellsworth talks to Dierdre Wolownick about her new book, "The Sharp End of Life" on the Blister Podcast

In some circles, Dierdre Wolownick is best known as Alex Honnold’s mom. But she is also the oldest woman to climb El Cap, an author, teacher, linguist, musician, marathon runner, and someone who continues to push her comfort zone. We talk to Dierdre about her new book The Sharp End of Life: A Mother’s Story; what shaped her philosophy of parenting; how she’s become more courageous with age; and the importance of continuing to push past limits.

Blister Speaker Series 1.4: Ashley Korenblat (Ep.86)

Biker on White Rim trail in Canyonlands National Park, Moab, Utah.

Ashley Korenblat is the former chair of IMBA, currently owns Western Spirit Cycling and Outerbike, is the founder and managing director of Public Land Solutions, is on the advisory board for the Outdoor Industry Association, and she is a member of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. We talked to Ashley about her trajectory, and about the critical issues surrounding public lands policies and debates that we all need to understand and participate in.

Deep Dive: Moment Blister Pro / Wildcat

Jonathan Ellsworth, Luke Koppa, and Sam Shaheen review the Moment Blister Pro / Wildcat for BLISTER

We compare the Blister Pro / Wildcat to the Rossignol Black Ops 118, Dynastar PR-OTO Factory, Prior CBC, Icelantic Nomad 115, Folsom Trophy Carbon, Blizzard Spur, Line Outline, Atomic Bent Chetler 120, Nordica Enforcer Pro, Line Sick Day 114, Rossignol Super 7 RD, Rossignol Super 7 HD, and Blizzard Rustler 11.

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

Angela Hawse on the eastern face of Castle Peak in 2018

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.

Deep Dive: Prior Husume

Jonathan Ellsworth, Brian Lindahl, and Luke Koppa review the Prior Husume for Blister

We compare the Husume to the ON3P Wrenegade 108, Blizzard Cochise, Folsom Hammer, Black Crows Corvus, K2 Mindbender 108Ti, Moment Commander 108, Faction Dictator 3.0, Nordica Enforcer 110, 4FRNT MSP 107, and J Skis Metal.

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18/19 Romp Skis 100

Luke Koppa reviews the Romp Skis 100 for Blister.

Here are our initial on-snow impressions of the custom Romp Skis 100.

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19/20 Line Outline

Luke Koppa and Sam Shaheen review the Line Outline for Blister.

Here are our initial on-snow impressions of Line’s new playful pow ski, the Outline.

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