We’re excited to introduce and kick off the new Blister Podcast, a program dedicated to interesting people and the great outdoors.
We’re going to be talking to passionate skiers, climbers, bikers, snowboarders, product designers, filmmakers—and anyone else we feel like talking to, about whatever we feel like talking about.
In our first episode, we sit down with Jed Yeiser, the head ski designer for Line Skis and a senior designer for K2 Skis.
It’s a wide-ranging conversation that touches on: ski design (and the whole “light is right” movement); Jed’s work with the likes of Eric Pollard and Tom Wallisch; the new LINE Sir Francis Bacon and Mordecai; the story behind Jed’s own pro model (the Line Supernatural 108); a few great Jason Levinthal stories; the pros and cons of “brand consistency”; the realities and misperceptions of manufacturing skis in China; the rise of electric bikes; movie director Wes Anderson’s surprisingly significant influence on the ski industry; and the book Jed has read more than any other.
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• Some of the skis we discuss on the podcast:
We pay homage to the Mothership, and discuss its place in the history of LINE skis.
Line Sir Francis Bacon
Check out our review of the Bacon.
Check out our review of the Mordecai.
Line Sick Day Tourist 102
We’re just about to start putting time on the Tourist 102, and Jed and I discuss whether this is or isn’t a “LINE” ski.
Line Supernatural 108
The Supernatural 108 is Jed Yeiser’s pro model. You can check out our reviews of the Supernatural 108.
• This episode is sponsored by Alaska Airlines
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• Check out the 20 Questions Interview we did with Jed a while back.