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Flash Review — Ibis Ripley AF

Eric Freson Reviews the Ibis Ripley AF for Blister

Ibis hasn’t typically been known as a value brand, but their Ripley AF (and it’s big brother, the Ripmo AF) just might change that. We’ve been spending time on the shorter-travel Ripley AF, and are really impressed so far. Check out our Flash Review for more.

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Flash Review — Forbidden Dreadnought

David Golay reviews the Forbidden Dreadnought for Blister

High-pivot bikes might be even trendier than mullets right now, and we’ve now been spending time on the Forbidden Dreadnought. Check out our Flash Review for our early impressions of this very interesting offering.

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21/22 DPS Pagoda 106 C2

Luke Koppa reviews the DPS Pagoda 106 C2 for Blister

We got some days on the latest version of DPS’s 106 C2 shape, this time with their new Pagoda construction. Check out our initial thoughts.

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21/22 Black Crows Mirus Cor

Luke Koppa reviews the Black Crows Mirus COR for Blister

Update 6.22.21: check out more of our thoughts on the wild-looking Mirus Cor, including how it handles softer springtime conditions.

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21/22 Fat-ypus D-Sender

Luke Koppa reviews the Fat-ypus D-Sender for Blister

This season we spent time on the Fat-ypus D-Sender, which was originally designed as their big-mountain comp ski. But it’s definitely not your typical comp ski. Check out our thoughts for more.

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Flash Review: 2021 Santa Cruz Nomad

David Golay Reviews the 2021 Santa Cruz Nomad for Blister

The new, fifth-generation Santa Cruz Nomad is an interesting update to one of the longest-standing Enduro bikes on the market, and we’ve been spending time on it. Check out our Flash Review for our early impressions.

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Flash Review: Commencal Meta TR 29

Luke Koppa reviews the Commencal Meta TR 29 for Blister

We’ve got five rides on the latest version of Commencal’s Trail bike — check out our initial thoughts.

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Flash Review: 2022 Fox 34

Noah Bodman reviews the 2022 Fox 34 for Blister

Fox gave their 34 a substantial update for 2022, and we’ve been spending time on the new one. Check out our Flash Review for our initial impressions, including how it compares to the new and old Fox 36.

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21/22 DPS Foundation Koala 118

Luke Koppa reviews the DPS Foundation Koala 118 for Blister

DPS is updating their big, stout, yet playful pow ski for 21/22. Check out our Flash Review for our take on how it compares to the previous version, and a few other playful-yet-stable pow skis.

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Flash Review: EXT Era Fork

David Golay reviews the EXT Era for Blister

We loved EXT’s rear Enduro / Trail shock, the Storia, and now we’ve been spending time on the Era, the fork meant to pair with it. Check out our Flash Review for our early impressions.

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Flash Review: 2021 Pivot Trail 429

Dylan Wood reviews the Pivot Trail 429 for Blister

Pivot’s updated Trail 429 looks like a very interesting contender in the short travel Trail bike market, and we’ve been spending time on it. Check out our Flash Review for our initial thoughts.

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Flash Review: Trek Session

2022 Trek Session Flash Review

We’ve been spending time on the new, high-pivot 2022 Trek Session. Check out our Flash Review for some initial thoughts.

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21/22 Atomic Maverick 88 Ti

Luke Koppa reviews the Atomic Maverick 88 Ti for Blister

This season we spent time on all the new Maverick “Ti” skis, and here we discuss our initial thoughts on the narrowest option in the group.

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21/22 Romp Zorro 89

Luke Koppa reviews the ROMP Zorro 89 for Blister

Romp is adding a few new designs to their lineup for next year, and we’ve so far been impressed by the versatility of their new narrow all-mountain ski.

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21/22 Atomic Hawx Ultra 130

Dylan Wood reviews the 21/22 Atomic Hawx Ultra 130 for Blister

Dylan Wood spent some time in the revised version of Atomic’s lightweight alpine boot, and here he shares his initial thoughts on its overall performance and how it differs from the previous version.

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21/22 Elan Ripstick 106 Black Edition

Luke Koppa reviews the Elan Ripstick 106 Black Edition for Blister

Elan is once again offering a special “Black Edition” of their Ripstick 106 for 21/22 — check out our initial thoughts on how it compares to the standard version.

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21/22 Prior Northwest 116

Luke Koppa reviews the Prior Northwest 116 for Blister

Twin tip, hefty weight, progressive mount point, & a strong flex pattern — Prior’s Northwest 116 has the makings of a playful charger. Check out our initial thoughts.

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21/22 Shaggy’s Ahmeek 95

Luke Koppa reviews the Shaggy's Ahmeek 95 for Blister

We recently spent time on two different versions of one of Shaggy’s playful all-mountain skis: the standard Ahmeek 95, and then an extra-heavy version that features sheets of … magnesium. Check out our initial thoughts.

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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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21/22 Weston Summit

Luke Koppa reviews the Weston Summit ski for Blister

Weston may be best known for their snowboards and splitboards, but they also make skis and we’ve been spending time on their 105mm-wide, do-everything touring ski, the Summit.

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