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Blister reviews the J Skis Hotshot

2020-2021 J Skis Hotshot

We’ve now had two reviewers putting in a lot of time on J’s playful, metal-laminate ski — and they’re both big fans. Check out our Full Review & Deep Dive comparisons of the Hotshot.

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Blister reviews the J Skis Hotshot

Deep Dive: J Skis Hotshot

We compare the Hotshot to the Dynastar M-Free 108, ON3P Woodsman 108, Moment Wildcat 108, Moment Deathwish, Nordica Enforcer 104 Free, Fischer Ranger 102 FR, Whitedot Altum 104, Salomon QST 106, K2 Reckoner 102, Line Sir Francis Bacon, Sego Big Horn 106, Black Crows Atris, Volkl Revolt 104, 4FRNT Devastator, Season Nexus, Volkl Katana 108, & Shaggy’s Ahmeek 105.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Movement Alp Tracks 106 for Blister

20/21 Movement Alp Tracks 106

Update 1.14.21: Check out how the Alp Tracks 106 has been handling firmer, more challenging conditions.

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Kara Williard reviews the Blizzard Black Pearl 97 for Blister

20/21 Blizzard Black Pearl 97

Check out our initial thoughts on the new women’s Black Pearl 97.

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David Golay reviews the Manitou Mara Pro Shock for Blister

Manitou Mara Pro Shock

We were very impressed by the Manitou Mezzer Pro Fork this past year, but what about the rear shock Manitou designed to pair with it? Check out our full review of the Mara Pro.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Atomic Maverick 95 Ti for Blister

21/22 Atomic Maverick 95 Ti

We just spent a day on one of Atomic’s new all-mountain skis. Check out our initial thoughts, and how the Maverick 95 Ti compares to the Salomon Stance and Armada Declivity skis.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Season Aero ski for Blister

Flash Review: Season Aero Ski

Here are our initial thoughts on the 96mm-wide ski in the Season lineup.

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Gordon Gianniny Reviews the Topo Athletic Zephyr for Blister

Topo Athletic Zephyr

We’ve seen many recent shoes designed to maximize efficiency for fast-paced road runs, but the Topo Zephyr stands out from the competition in several ways. Check out our review to learn more about this road shoe and whether it might work well for you.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Season Nexus ski for Blister

Flash Review: Season Nexus Ski

We just wrapped up a day on the mid-fat ski in the Season lineup. Check out our initial impressions.

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Drew Kelly, Luke Koppa, & Jonathan Ellsworth discuss on Blister's GEAR:30 podcast the new Volkl M6 Mantra & Secret 96; Head Monster 108 vs. Volkl Katana 108; Movement Alp Tracks 106, GO 106 Ti, & Fly Two 115

New Volkl Mantra M6; Burly Chargers; & Movement Skis (Ep.130)

Luke Koppa and Jonathan Ellsworth offer their initial thoughts on the new Volkl Mantra M6 & Secret 96; reviewer, Drew Kelly, makes his GEAR:30 debut to compare the Volkl Katana 108 vs the HEAD Monster 108 vs the Blizzard Cochise 106; Luke discusses some of the Movement skis he’s been getting time on; & more.

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Maddie Hart reviews the On Cloudventure for Blister

On Running Cloudventure

The Cloudventure is On’s take on a versatile, everyday trail running shoe — but with a few unique twists. Check out our review to see how it compares to many other options on the market, and where we think it makes the most sense.

Shop Talk: Outdoor Gear Exchange, Burlington, VT (Ep.131)

We talked with Megan Shenton, the head of the ski dept. at Outdoor Gear Exchange, about how this ski season is going so far in New England; the history of Outdoor Gear Exchange; some of her personal favorite gear and some of the OGE staff’s favorite products; and more.

Win Elan Skis

This week the winner will get any Elan Ripstick ski they want!

Blister reviews the J Skis Hotshot

2020-2021 J Skis Hotshot

We’ve now had two reviewers putting in a lot of time on J’s playful, metal-laminate ski — and they’re both big fans. Check out our Full Review & Deep Dive comparisons of the Hotshot.

Blister reviews the J Skis Hotshot

Deep Dive: J Skis Hotshot

We compare the Hotshot to the Dynastar M-Free 108, ON3P Woodsman 108, Moment Wildcat 108, Moment Deathwish, Nordica Enforcer 104 Free, Fischer Ranger 102 FR, Whitedot Altum 104, Salomon QST 106, K2 Reckoner 102, Line Sir Francis Bacon, Sego Big Horn 106, Black Crows Atris, Volkl Revolt 104, 4FRNT Devastator, Season Nexus, Volkl Katana 108, & Shaggy’s Ahmeek 105.

David Golay reviews the Manitou Mara Pro Shock for Blister

Manitou Mara Pro Shock

We were very impressed by the Manitou Mezzer Pro Fork this past year, but what about the rear shock Manitou designed to pair with it? Check out our full review of the Mara Pro.

Luke Koppa reviews the Atomic Maverick 95 Ti for Blister

21/22 Atomic Maverick 95 Ti

We just spent a day on one of Atomic’s new all-mountain skis. Check out our initial thoughts, and how the Maverick 95 Ti compares to the Salomon Stance and Armada Declivity skis.

2021 Blister Summit at Mount Crested Butte

The 2021 Blister Summit

We are pleased to invite you to a new event in the snowsports world: the Blister Summit at Mt. Crested Butte.

Ed Roberson goes on Blister's Off The Couch podcast to discuss The Procrastinator’s Punishment 50k, his Mountain & Prairie podcast, and more

Ed Roberson on The Procrastinator’s Punishment 50k (Ep.78)

Ed Roberson is the creator of The Procrastinator’s Punishment 50k; the host of the excellent Mountain & Prairie podcast; and the author of a fantastic Books Recommendation series. So Brendan Leonard & Jonathan Ellsworth talked to Ed about all of the above, and more.