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Luke Koppa & Jonathan Ellsworth review the Marker Duke PT 16 for Blister in Crested Butte, Colorado.

2020-2021 Marker Duke PT 16

Marker’s Duke PT is the latest binding that lets you skin uphill in a “tech” toe, but ski down in what’s essentially an alpine binding. Check out our video & written review to see just how it works, and how it compares to the competition.

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20/21 4FRNT Raven

Check out Jonathan Ellsworth’s thoughts on the new Raven.

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20/21 Kastle FX106 HP

Check out our on-snow impressions of Kastle’s lightweight freeride ski.

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Maddie Hart reviews the Hoka One One Clifton 6 for Blister

Hoka One One Clifton 6

The Hoka Clifton is one of the brand’s most popular and iconic shoes, known for its generous cushioning and lightweight design. Check out our review of the Clifton 6 to see how it compares to the previous iteration and the rest of the market.

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Bikes vs. Skis Part 2 2020; Jonathan Ellsworth, David Golay, Eric Freson, & Noah Bodman discuss which bike companies are most similar to which ski companies on Blister's Bikes & Big Ideas podcast

Bikes vs. Skis (2020 edition), Part 2 (Ep. 26)

Which bike company is currently the most like which ski company? Here in part 2, we get into more arguments and offer more parallels and analogies between these two industries to get a better sense of the current position, reputation, and trajectory of a bunch of different brands in these sports.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Gregory Targhee 32 for Blister in Crested Butte, Colorado.

Gregory Targhee 32

We spent most of this past season skiing with Gregory’s recently revised Targhee 32 backpack and think it’s an excellent option for a do-it-all snowsports pack, and it’s also worth a look for photographers who spend time sliding on snow. Check out our review.

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Ben Sims reviews Revel's RW30 Wheels for Blister

Revel RW30 Wheels

Revel claims that their new RW30 carbon wheels are not only more durable and better damped than other carbon rims, but also more easily recyclable and similarly lightweight. These are some pretty bold claims, so check out our review to see how they went about doing this and our initial on-trail impressions.

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Kristin Sinnott reviews the Nordica Santa Ana 93 for Blister in Crested Butte, Colorado

2020-2021 Nordica Santa Ana 93

Nordica is overhauling their women’s all-mountain Santa Ana skis for the 20/21 season, and you can check out our First Look & Flash Review of the Santa Ana 93 for more on what’s changed, what hasn’t, and how the new ski’s design compares to the rest of the market.

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Kristin Sinnott reviews the Nordica Santa Ana 93 for Blister

20/21 Nordica Santa Ana 93

Check out our initial on-snow impressions of the new Santa Ana 93.

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Blister Book Club; Geoff McFetridge & Jonathan Ellsworth discuss Jack Turner's The Abstract Wild on the Blister Podcast

Geoff McFetridge on The Abstract Wild by Jack Turner (Ep. 129)

In the latest installment of our Blister Book Club, we talk with the artist, Geoff McFetridge, about Jack Turner’s book, The Abstract Wild. We discuss why Geoff selected this book; why it isn’t designed to be a comfortable read; why we need to get clear on the distinction between “the wild” and “wilderness”; and why we think that every reader of BLISTER ought to read this book.

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Mike McKnight goes on Blister's Off The Couch Podcast to discuss how and why he ran 100 miles without consuming a single calorie.

Testing Limits: Mike McKnight on Running 100 Miles, 0 Calories (Ep.51)

Is it humanly possible to run 100 miles without consuming a single calorie? On May 8th, Mike McKnight set out to find out, and Mike not only accomplished this extraordinary feat, he did it in 18 hours and 37 minutes. So we talked to Mike about why and when he first thought this was possible; how he prepared and trained for the feat; intermittent fasting and his ketogenic diet; some of the criticism he’s received for even attempting this; and what else he thinks might be possible.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Majesty Vanguard for Blister

20/21 Majesty Vanguard

We just spent a day on the 118mm-wide, twin-tipped Vanguard — check out our initial impressions.

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David Golay reviews the Mojo MORC 40 Offset-Reducing Crowns for Blister

Mojo MORC 40 Offset-Reducing Crowns

Last year we started to see several of the best DH racers in the world using non-standard fork crowns, many of which turned out to be the Mojo MORC 40. They’re now available to the public, and we’ve been testing these offset-reducing crowns to see just how much of an impact they make on trail, and whether or not you need to be a World Cup racer to appreciate them.

Zach Bitter goes on Blister's Off The Couch podcast to discuss his world record fastest 100 miles on a treadmill

Zach Bitter on His New 100-Mile Treadmill World Record (Ep.52)

Not only does Zach Bitter hold the world record for the fastest time that a human has run 100 miles, he recently just set the record for fastest 100 miles ever run … on a treadmill?? So we spoke to Zach about when he first got the idea to attempt this; the biggest differences between running 100 miles on a treadmill vs a track; his preparation and strategy; and Mike McKnight’s recent ‘Zero-Calorie 100’ effort.

Blister Brand Guide: Evil Mountain Bike Lineup

Evil has taken a different approach than many to building both their bikes and their brand. Their current lineup covers a wide range, from shorter-travel 29ers to Enduro sleds, and you can check out our brand guide to see which of their bikes might be right for you.

The Strongest Wheels on the Market? Revel Wheels & “Fusion Fiber” (Ep.101)

We dive deep into the details with Revel Bikes founder, Adam Miller, about Revel’s new wheels — which he claims are the strongest wheels on the market — and this thing they’re using called “fusion fiber.” We talk about what fusion fiber is; their recyclability; the unique production process; other applications of fusion fiber, and more.

Luke Koppa & Jonathan Ellsworth review the Marker Duke PT 16 for Blister in Crested Butte, Colorado.

2020-2021 Marker Duke PT 16

Marker’s Duke PT is the latest binding that lets you skin uphill in a “tech” toe, but ski down in what’s essentially an alpine binding. Check out our video & written review to see just how it works, and how it compares to the competition.

Maddie Hart reviews the Hoka One One Clifton 6 for Blister

Hoka One One Clifton 6

The Hoka Clifton is one of the brand’s most popular and iconic shoes, known for its generous cushioning and lightweight design. Check out our review of the Clifton 6 to see how it compares to the previous iteration and the rest of the market.

Bikes vs. Skis Part 2 2020; Jonathan Ellsworth, David Golay, Eric Freson, & Noah Bodman discuss which bike companies are most similar to which ski companies on Blister's Bikes & Big Ideas podcast

Bikes vs. Skis (2020 edition), Part 2 (Ep. 26)

Which bike company is currently the most like which ski company? Here in part 2, we get into more arguments and offer more parallels and analogies between these two industries to get a better sense of the current position, reputation, and trajectory of a bunch of different brands in these sports.

Luke Koppa reviews the Gregory Targhee 32 for Blister in Crested Butte, Colorado.

Gregory Targhee 32

We spent most of this past season skiing with Gregory’s recently revised Targhee 32 backpack and think it’s an excellent option for a do-it-all snowsports pack, and it’s also worth a look for photographers who spend time sliding on snow. Check out our review.

Ben Sims reviews Revel's RW30 Wheels for Blister

Revel RW30 Wheels

Revel claims that their new RW30 carbon wheels are not only more durable and better damped than other carbon rims, but also more easily recyclable and similarly lightweight. These are some pretty bold claims, so check out our review to see how they went about doing this and our initial on-trail impressions.