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Luke Koppa reviews the Salomon QST 106 for Blister

19/20 Salomon QST 106

Check out our initial on-snow impressions of the all-new QST 106.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Salomon QST 106 for Blister

2019-2020 Salomon QST 106

“New construction. New technologies. New shape.” That’s what Salomon is saying about the 19/20 QST 106, so check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions of the new QST 106 to see what exactly that all means.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Zeal Hatchet Goggle for Blister

Zeal Hatchet Goggle

Goggles with magnetic lens-swap systems have made it easier than ever to swap lenses. But most of them are very expensive, and some people aren’t thrilled about a few magnets being the only thing securing lenses to their frames. The Zeal Hatchet aims to solve both of those issues — check out our full review.

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Luke Koppa reviews the 19/20 Armada Tracer 108 for Blister

2019-2020 Armada Tracer 108

Armada is tweaking several of their backcountry oriented Tracer skis for 19/20, supposedly making them both lighter and more durable. So how does the new Tracer 108’s design compare to the rest of the market? Check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Amplid Facelift 108 for Blister

19/20 Amplid Facelift 108

Check out our initial on-snow impressions of Amplid’s playful touring ski.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Black Crows Orb for Blister

2019-2020 Black Crows Orb

For 19/20 Black Crows is overhauling their narrower all-mountain ski, the Orb, and the updated version is basically a new ski entirely. Check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions.

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Sam Shaheen reviews the Sweet Protection Firewall Goggle for Blister

Sweet Protection Firewall Goggle

Sweet Protection has been making high-quality helmets and outerwear for years, and for 19/20, they’re breaking into a new category — goggles. Check out our review of their new budget-oriented Firewall Goggle.

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Paul Forward reviews the Armada ARG II for Blister

2019-2020 Armada ARG II

While many companies continue to make their pow skis skinnier in the name of versatility, Armada is giving the proverbial middle finger to that trend by bringing back their 133mm-wide ARG. The updated ARG II stands out now more than ever, and you can check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions.

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Sam Shaheen and Luke Koppa review the Line Outline for Blister

Deep Dive: Line Outline

We compare the Outline to the Line Sir Francis Bacon, Atomic Bent Chetler 120, K2 Catamaran, Moment Wildcat / Blister Pro, Blizzard Spur, Folsom Trophy Carbon, Prior CBC, Icelantic Nomad 115, Rossignol Black Ops 118, and Dynastar PR-OTO Factory.

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Semi-Rad "Chart Imitates Life" book on Blister

Semi-Rad — “Chart Imitates Life”

Brendan Leonard (semi-rad.com) has been making our favorite drawings and observations for years, and now he’s compiled a bunch of them in one place. Learn more about how to get the best book ever for your coffee table, tent, or bathroom.

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Sascha Anastas reviews the Icelantic Maiden 101 for Blister

2019-2020 Icelantic Maiden 101

Icelantic is updating their women’s Freeride collection for 19/20, and you can now check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions of the 1-ski-quiver candidate in the line, the Maiden 101.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Armada ARV 96 Ti for Blister

2019-2020 Armada ARV 96 Ti

Part freestyle ski, part metal-laminate charger, the ARV 96 Ti is designed to bring stability to a playful platform. Check out our measured specs, rocker pics, initial impressions, and Flash Review.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Volkl Revolt 121 for Blister

2019-2020 Volkl Revolt 121

The brand-new Volkl Revolt 121 is reportedly what happens when you ask several of the best freestyle and freeride skiers out there to design their ideal playful powder ski. Check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions to learn more about the resulting ski.

Luke Koppa and Jonathan Ellsworth review the Armada ARV 106Ti LTD for Blister

Deep Dive: Armada ARV 106Ti LTD2

We compare the ARV 106Ti LTD2 to the ON3P Kartel 108, Moment Meridian 107, Nordica Enforcer 104 Free, Fischer Ranger 102 FR, K2 Mindbender 108Ti, Faction Candide 3.0, Prodigy 3.0, & Prodigy 4.0, Sego Big Horn 106, and J Skis Metal.

Blister’s Flash Reviews and Deep Dives are produced for Blister members.

To get our comprehensive deep dives and our initial, unfiltered reports on new gear without waiting for our full reviews, become a Blister Member and receive many other services, deals, and discounts.

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Luke Koppa and Jonathan Ellsworth review the Armada ARV 106Ti LTD for Blister

2019-2020 Armada ARV 106Ti LTD2

We’ve now had two reviewers on two different lengths of Armada & evo’s limited-edition ski, the ARV 106Ti LTD, and you can now check out our full review.

Luke Koppa reviews the Salomon QST 106 for Blister

2019-2020 Salomon QST 106

“New construction. New technologies. New shape.” That’s what Salomon is saying about the 19/20 QST 106, so check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions of the new QST 106 to see what exactly that all means.

Luke Koppa reviews the Zeal Hatchet Goggle for Blister

Zeal Hatchet Goggle

Goggles with magnetic lens-swap systems have made it easier than ever to swap lenses. But most of them are very expensive, and some people aren’t thrilled about a few magnets being the only thing securing lenses to their frames. The Zeal Hatchet aims to solve both of those issues — check out our full review.

Luke Koppa reviews the 19/20 Armada Tracer 108 for Blister

2019-2020 Armada Tracer 108

Armada is tweaking several of their backcountry oriented Tracer skis for 19/20, supposedly making them both lighter and more durable. So how does the new Tracer 108’s design compare to the rest of the market? Check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions.

Jonathan Ellsworth, Sam Shaheen, and Luke Koppa discuss new skis & goggles, random reviews, and more on Blister's GEAR:30 Podcast

New Skis, New Goggles, & Random Reviews (Ep.44)

Sam Shaheen, Luke Koppa, and Jonathan Ellsworth talk about new goggles; new skis; which ski companies made the biggest impressions on us this season; funniest answers so far to our BLISTER Survey; and more.

Luke Koppa reviews the Black Crows Orb for Blister

2019-2020 Black Crows Orb

For 19/20 Black Crows is overhauling their narrower all-mountain ski, the Orb, and the updated version is basically a new ski entirely. Check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions.

Sam Shaheen reviews the Sweet Protection Firewall Goggle for Blister

Sweet Protection Firewall Goggle

Sweet Protection has been making high-quality helmets and outerwear for years, and for 19/20, they’re breaking into a new category — goggles. Check out our review of their new budget-oriented Firewall Goggle.

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Win Folsom Custom Skis / Blister Survey

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