Paul Forward reviews the Norse Freeride for Blister

2021-2022 Norse Freeride

Norse is a relatively new company that launched with two skis, including the 110mm-wide Freeride, which is designed for soft snow — whether that's found in a resort or in the backcountry. Check out our full review.
Paul Forward reviews the Tecnica Zero G Peak Carbon for Blister

22/23 Tecnica Zero G Peak Carbon

Reviewer Paul Forward has been spending time in Tecnica's new 1000-g touring boot — here are some of his initial thoughts.

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Paul Forward reviews the Faction La Machine Max for Blister

2022-2023 Faction La Machine Max

Faction's 126mm-wide La Machine Max turned heads when it first came out, and our reviewer / heli-guide / pow-expert has become a very big fan of it after two seasons. Apparently, he's not the only one, since Faction is also creating a whole new collection of La Machine skis for 22/23. Check out our Full Review & Deep Dive comparisons for more on the widest La Machine and the rest of the new series.
Paul Forward reviews the Faction La Machine Max for Blister

Deep Dive: Faction La Machine Max

We compare the Faction La Machine Max to several other wide powder skis, including the 4FRNT Renegade, Folsom Rapture, Moment Chipotle Banana, Moment Wildcat Tour, Head Kore 117, DPS Lotus 124, and Moonlight Cruiser.

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Paul Forward reviews the Scarpa F1 LT ski touring boot for Blister

2021-2022 Scarpa F1 LT

The Scarpa Alien RS was one of our reviewer's all-time favorite touring boots, but what about its replacement? The F1 LT is similarly impressive — check out our full review.
Paul Forward reviews a custom Folsom Rapture for Blister

Deep Dive: Folsom Rapture

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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Blister Gear Review Best Skis 2021

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.
Luke Koppa reviews the Moment Voyager XIV for Blister

20/21 Moment Voyager XIV

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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Paul Forward reviews the Moment Chipotle Banana for Blister

Deep Dive: Moment Chipotle Banana

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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Paul Forward reviews a custom Folsom Rapture for Blister

Flash Review: Folsom Custom Rapture

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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Paul Forward reviews the Moment Chipotle Banana for Blister

20/21 Moment Chipotle Banana

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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Paul Forward reviews the Faction La Machine for Blister

20/21 Faction La Machine

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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Blister reviews the Whitedot Ragnarok ASYM.

20/21 Whitedot Ragnarok ASYM

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

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Paul Forward reviews the Scarpa F1 LT for Blister

20/21 Scarpa F1 LT

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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Paul Forward reviews the Majesty Havoc for Blister

20/21 Majesty Havoc

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

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Paul Forward reviews the Fritschi Xenic 10 for Blister.

2020-2021 Fritschi Xenic 10

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.
Paul Forward reviews the Dynafit Hoji Free for Blister

2021-2022 Dynafit Hoji Free

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

Deep Dive: 130-Flex Touring Boots

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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