Deep Dive: Folsom Rapture

Paul Forward reviews a custom Folsom Rapture for Blister

We compare the Rapture to the Volkl Shiro, DPS Alchemist Lotus 124, 4FRNT Renegade, Kye Shapes Numinous, Praxis Protest, Moment Chipotle Banana, DPS Foundation Koala 119, Volkl Revolt 121, Faction La Machine, Blizzard Spur, Blizzard Rustler 11, & Whitedot Ragnarok ASYM.

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2021-2022 Folsom Rapture

“One of the most versatile powder skis I have ever used” — that’s what reviewer and heli-ski guide Paul Forward said about the Folsom Rapture. Check out his full review & Deep Dive comparisons for more on how the ski has performed during a full season of heli skiing and during days at the resort.

20/21 Moment Voyager XIV

Luke Koppa reviews the Moment Voyager XIV for Blister

Update 4.26.21: Luke Koppa adds his thoughts on the Voyager XIV, how it compares to the ATK R12, and how it stacks up against heavier bindings like the Fritschi Tecton and Marker Kingpin.

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Deep Dive: Moment Chipotle Banana

Paul Forward reviews the Moment Chipotle Banana for Blister

We compare the Chipotle Banana to several fat pow skis, including the Folsom Rapture, DPS Alchemist Lotus 124, DPS Foundation Koala 119, Volkl Revolt 121, 4FRNT Renegade, Blizzard Spur, Blizzard Rustler 11, Praxis Protest, Moment Bibby / Blister Pro, Faction La Machine, Kingswood SMB, Whitedot Ragnarok ASYM, Rossignol Blackops Gamer, & Kye Shapes Numinous.

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Flash Review: Folsom Custom Rapture

Paul Forward reviews a custom Folsom Rapture for Blister

Last year reviewer and heli-guide, Paul Forward, worked with Folsom to create an ideal pow ski for a season of heli skiing. Check out his initial thoughts on the resulting ski.

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20/21 Moment Chipotle Banana

Paul Forward reviews the Moment Chipotle Banana for Blister

Check out Paul Forward’s initial take on Moment’s 122mm-wide Chipotle Banana, both as a pure pow ski and as a resort chop ski.

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20/21 Faction La Machine

Paul Forward reviews the Faction La Machine for Blister

Reviewer Paul Forward has been skiing a lot of pow on a lot of fat skis. One of those has been Faction’s 126mm-wide La Machine — check out his initial impressions.

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20/21 Whitedot Ragnarok ASYM

Blister reviews the Whitedot Ragnarok ASYM.

Check out Paul Forward’s initial thoughts on Whitedot’s big, asymmetrical pow ski.

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20/21 Scarpa F1 LT

Paul Forward reviews the Scarpa F1 LT for Blister

Check out reviewer Paul Forward’s initial thoughts on the F1 LT and how it compares to the previous Alien RS.

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20/21 Majesty Havoc

Paul Forward reviews the Majesty Havoc for Blister

Check out Paul Forward’s initial impressions of the new Majesty Havoc.

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2020-2021 Fritschi Xenic 10

Paul Forward reviews the Fritschi Xenic 10 for Blister.

The category of lightweight (~300 g) touring bindings has been expanding & improving over the last few years, and the Fritschi Xenic 10 is the most recent addition. Check out our full review to see how it compares to the competition.

2020-2021 Dynafit Hoji Free

Paul Forward reviews the Dynafit Hoji Free for Blister

This year we spent time in the Dynafit Hoji Free, the stiffest boot in the Hoji series, and think its blend of uphill mobility and downhill power may be unrivaled. But there’s more to it than that — check out our Full Review & Deep Dive comparisons.

Deep Dive: 130-Flex Touring Boots

Blister directly compares several of the 130-flex alpine touring ski boots on the market for the 20/21 season

We directly compare several 130-flex alpine touring boots, including the Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD 130, Atomic Hawx Prime XTD 130, Tecnica Zero G Tour Pro, Dynafit Hoji Free, Scarpa Maestrale XT, Lange XT3 130, K2 Mindbender 130, Fischer Ranger Free 130, Dalbello Lupo Factory, & Dalbello Lupo Pro HD.

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02/03 Volant Spatula

Reviewer Paul Forward has been spending some time on Shane McConkey’s revolutionary idea, the Volant Spatula. Check out his initial thoughts.

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Scott Patrol E1 30 Avalanche Airbag Backpack

Paul Forward and Luke Koppa review the Scott Patrol E1 30 avalanche airbag backpack for Blister

Blister reviewer Paul Forward has used a *lot* of different avalanche airbag systems, and the electric Alpride / Scott E1 system is his current favorite. Check out our review of the Scott Patrol E1 30 pack for his take on both the backpack itself and the E1 airbag system.

2020-2021 DPS Alchemist Wailer 106 C2

Paul Forward & Luke Koppa review the DPS Alchemist Wailer 106 C2 for Blister

We’ve had a few reviewers putting a lot of time on DPS’s recently revised Wailer A106 C2, and you can now check out our full review for our take on the ski and how it compares to the previous Wailer A106.