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Luke Koppa reviews the Moment Commander 98 for Blister

21/22 Moment Commander 98

We’ve been spending time on the latest versions of Moment’s metal-laminate skis. Check out our initial thoughts on the Commander 98.

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Luke Koppa reviews the DPS Pagoda Piste 90 RP for Blister

2021-2022 DPS Pagoda Piste 90 RP

The Pagoda Piste 90 RP is a uniquely versatile, narrower all-mountain ski that should be on the radar of folks who spend a lot of time off piste. Check out our full review & Deep Dive comparisons.

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Luke Koppa reviews the DPS Pagoda Piste 90 RP for Blister

Deep Dive: DPS Pagoda Piste 90 RP

We compare the Pagoda Piste 90 RP to the DPS Pagoda Piste 94 C2, DPS Pagoda 100 RP, Elan Wingman 86 CTi, Fischer Ranger 94 FR, Blizzard Brahma 88, Nordica Enforcer 88, Renoun Endurance 88, Armada Declivity 92 Ti, Salomon Stance 90, Black Crows Orb, Folsom Spar 88, & Liberty Evolv 90.

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At the Blister Summit, we dove deep into Rossignol’s 21/22 ski lineup, with Rossi’s alpine category manager, Jake Stevens. We discussed the decision to kill the “7 Series” and the Soul 7; what they are going for with their Black Ops series that replaces it; why “-ish” is a very important suffix for Rossignol; and more.

Blister Summit Brand Lineups: ROSSIGNOL 21/22

At the Blister Summit, we dove deep into Rossignol’s 21/22 ski lineup, with Rossi’s alpine category manager, Jake Stevens. We discussed the decision to kill the “7 Series” and the Soul 7; what they are going for with their Black Ops series that replaces it; why “-ish” is a very important suffix for Rossignol; and more.

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Paul Forward reviews the Folsom Rapture for Blister

2021-2022 Folsom Rapture

Blister reviewer and heli-ski guide, Paul Forward, worked with Folsom to make a ski that’d be ideal for a whole season of guiding in Alaska. Check out the details on the ski they came up with.

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Cam Smith goes on the Blister Podcast to discuss winning the 2021 Grand Traverse Ski Race with Tom Goth, training for skiing, mountain biking, running; and more

Cam Smith on Setting The Grand Traverse Record & Training for Skiing, Running, & Mtn Biking (Ep.163)

Last Sunday, Cam Smith and Tom Goth set a new record at the Grand Traverse, which is a point-to-point ski race from Crested Butte to Aspen. Starting at midnight, racers travel 40 miles across the Elk Mountain range, climbing over 6,800 vertical feet. Cam is also a repeat winner of the Triple Crown of The Grand Traverse, so we talked to Cam about his record-setting night; skiing vs. skimo; his World Cup ski goals; and how he specifically trains for skiing and mountain running and mountain biking.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Black Crows Mirus COR for Blister

21/22 Black Crows Mirus COR

“Weird, but very fun.” That’s what our managing editor said about this new, unique ski from Black Crows after his first day on it. Check out his initial thoughts on the Mirus COR.

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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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Kara Williard reviews the Tecnica Cochise Pro W for Blister

21/22 Tecnica Cochise Pro W

Kara Williard has been spending time in the new 120-flex women’s Cochise boot. Check out her initial thoughts.

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Luke Koppa, Dylan Wood, & Jonathan Ellsworth review the Wagner 106 ski for Blister

2021-2022 Wagner Custom Summit 106

Wagner made a few skis for testing at the Blister Summit, and we’ve continued to spend time on their “50/50” 106mm-wide ski. The results have been quite impressive — check out our Full Review & Deep Dive comparisons.

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Luke Koppa, Dylan Wood, & Jonathan Ellsworth review the Wagner 106 ski for Blister

Deep Dive: Wagner Custom Summit 106

We compare the Wagner Summit 106 to the Line Sick Day 104, Elan Ripstick 106, Liberty Origin 106, Black Crows Atris, Blizzard Rustler 10, Volkl Blaze 106, Armada Tracer 108, Sego Condor 108, J Skis Slacker, 4FRNT MSP 107, Whitedot Altum 104, 4FRNT Devastator, Moment Wildcat 108, & Fischer Ranger 102 FR.

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Luke Koppa reviews the RMU Apostle 3.0 106 for Blister

21/22 RMU Apostle 3.0 106

RMU is overhauling their long-standing Apostle skis for 21/22, and we just spent a day on the new Apostle 3.0 106.

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Cosmo Langsfeld reviews the Hoka One One Challenger ATR 6 GTX for Blister.

Hoka One One Challenger ATR 6 Gore-Tex

The Challenger ATR 6 Gore-Tex is a waterproof shoe that we’ve found to be surprisingly versatile, from long runs on pavement to technical trails in sloppy conditions.

Luke Koppa reviews the Moment Commander 98 for Blister

21/22 Moment Commander 98

We’ve been spending time on the latest versions of Moment’s metal-laminate skis. Check out our initial thoughts on the Commander 98.

We sat down with Folsom Custom Skis CEO, Mike McCabe, to talk about two of the most surprising skis of the Blister Summit; how Folsom does things; Mike’s thoughts on the Blister Summit; and more.

Blister Summit Brand Lineups: Folsom Skis 21/22

We sat down with Folsom Custom Skis CEO, Mike McCabe, to talk about two of the most surprising skis of the Blister Summit; how Folsom does things; Mike’s thoughts on the Blister Summit; and more.

Luke Koppa reviews the DPS Pagoda Piste 90 RP for Blister

2021-2022 DPS Pagoda Piste 90 RP

The Pagoda Piste 90 RP is a uniquely versatile, narrower all-mountain ski that should be on the radar of folks who spend a lot of time off piste. Check out our full review & Deep Dive comparisons.

Luke Koppa reviews the DPS Pagoda Piste 90 RP for Blister

Deep Dive: DPS Pagoda Piste 90 RP

We compare the Pagoda Piste 90 RP to the DPS Pagoda Piste 94 C2, DPS Pagoda 100 RP, Elan Wingman 86 CTi, Fischer Ranger 94 FR, Blizzard Brahma 88, Nordica Enforcer 88, Renoun Endurance 88, Armada Declivity 92 Ti, Salomon Stance 90, Black Crows Orb, Folsom Spar 88, & Liberty Evolv 90.

At the Blister Summit, we dove deep into Rossignol’s 21/22 ski lineup, with Rossi’s alpine category manager, Jake Stevens. We discussed the decision to kill the “7 Series” and the Soul 7; what they are going for with their Black Ops series that replaces it; why “-ish” is a very important suffix for Rossignol; and more.

Blister Summit Brand Lineups: ROSSIGNOL 21/22

At the Blister Summit, we dove deep into Rossignol’s 21/22 ski lineup, with Rossi’s alpine category manager, Jake Stevens. We discussed the decision to kill the “7 Series” and the Soul 7; what they are going for with their Black Ops series that replaces it; why “-ish” is a very important suffix for Rossignol; and more.

Paul Forward reviews the Folsom Rapture for Blister

2021-2022 Folsom Rapture

Blister reviewer and heli-ski guide, Paul Forward, worked with Folsom to make a ski that’d be ideal for a whole season of guiding in Alaska. Check out the details on the ski they came up with.