2021-2022 Volkl M6 Mantra

Luke Koppa & Jonathan Ellsworth review the Volkl M6 Mantra for Blister

The Volkl Mantra has been a reference ski in the all-mountain category for over a decade, and Volkl updated it for 21/22. Check out our full review & Deep Dive comparisons to see what’s new, what isn’t, and how this new ski compares to the current market.

2021-2022 Black Crows Mirus Cor

Luke Koppa reviews the Black Crows Mirus Cor for Blister

There is nothing “typical” about the Black Crows Mirus Cor, and that’s why we’re excited about it. Check out our First Look & Flash Review to learn more about this 87mm-wide, tight-turning, twin-tipped ski.

2021-2022 Atomic Maverick 95 Ti

Luke Koppa and Jonathan Ellsworth review the Atomic Maverick 95 Ti for Blister

The Maverick 95 Ti is part of Atomic’s overhauled 21/22 all-mountain lineup, and it’s a notable improvement over the skis it replaces. Check out our full review & Deep Dive comparisons of this new ski.

2021-2022 Atomic Maven 93 C

Kara Williard reviews the Atomic Maven 93 C for Blister

Atomic is overhauling their all-mountain lineup for 21/22, and we spent a lot of time on one of the new women’s skis in the line, the Maven 93 C. Check out our full review to see where this new ski sits in the market.

2021-2022 Salomon QST 98

Luke Koppa & Dylan Wood review the Salomon QST 98 for Blister

The Salomon QST 99 was one of the most versatile skis we’ve reviewed in the past few years, and for 21/22, Salomon is replacing it with the new QST 98. While they’re pretty different, we think Salomon has once again made a ski that could work for a lot of people, but you should check out our full review & Deep Dive comparisons to see if the new QST 98 is the ski for you.

2021-2022 Black Crows Camox

Luke Koppa, Dylan Wood, & Jonathan Ellsworth review the Black Crows Camox for Blister

Three of our reviewers spent time on the 97mm-wide, twin-tipped Black Crows Camox this season, and despite their different skiing styles, all three came away with pretty positive impressions. Check out our full review & Deep Dive comparisons.

2021-2022 DPS Pagoda Piste 90 RP

Luke Koppa reviews the DPS Pagoda Piste 90 RP for Blister

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.

Deep Dive: DPS Pagoda Piste 90 RP

Luke Koppa reviews the DPS Pagoda Piste 90 RP for Blister

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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Deep Dive: Elan Wingman 86 CTi

Luke Koppa reviews the Elan Wingman 86 CTi for Blister

We compare the Wingman 86 CTi to the Blizzard Brahma 88, Nordica Enforcer 88, Salomon Stance 90, Armada Declivity 92 Ti, Liberty Evolv 90, Renoun Endurance 88, Salomon S/Force Bold, Folsom Spar 88, Black Crows Orb, K2 Disruption 82Ti, Fischer Ranger 94 FR, Volkl M6 Mantra, & Elan Ripstick 106.

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2021-2022 Elan Wingman 86 CTi

Luke Koppa reviews the Elan Wingman 86 CTi for Blister

If your definition of an “all-mountain” ski is one that’s a blast to carve on groomers but that can also handle occasional laps off piste, the Wingman 86 CTi should be on your list. Check out our Full Review & Deep Dive comparisons.

2021-2022 Blizzard Bonafide 97

Jonathan Ellsworth and Luke Koppa review the Blizzard Bonafide 97 for Blister

The Blizzard Bonafide has long been a reference point in the all-mountain category, but these days, it might stand out more than ever before. Check out our Full Review & Deep Dive comparisons of the overhauled Bonafide 97.

Season Aero Ski

Luke Koppa reviews the Season Aero Ski for Blister

“Stable and quick in all snow conditions” — that’s what Season says about their 96mm-wide Aero ski. And you can now check out our full review & Deep Dive comparisons of this unique new ski to see what we have to say about it.

2021-2022 Parlor Warbird

Luke Koppa reviews the Parlor Warbird for Blister

There are lots of smaller-batch ski manufacturers these days, but very few that have branched out into the category of dedicated carving skis. Parlor changed that with their Warbird — a 78mm-wide ski designed to excel on groomed snow.

20/21 DPS Pagoda Piste 90 RP

Luke Koppa reviews the DPS Pagoda Piste 90 RP for Blister

Update 1.4.21: check out our thoughts on how the Pagoda Piste 90 RP performs off-piste.

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2020: Gear in Review (Ep.129)

On Blister's GEAR:30 Podcast, Luke Koppa and Jonathan Ellsworth discuss the ski gear that impressed them the most during 2020, the new 4FRNT Devastator, Sego Big Horn 106, Renoun Endurance 88, Elan Wingman 86 CTi, and more

Luke Koppa & Jonathan Ellsworth talk about some of the skis they’ve recently been testing; name some of the most surprising products of 2020 and some of the standout products of 2020; offer a few gear predictions for 2021; and end with what they’re celebrating this week.

20/21 Elan Wingman 86 CTi

Luke Koppa reviews the Elan Wingman 86 CTi for Blister

Elan puts the Wingman 86 CTi in the “All-Mountain Versatile” category of their lineup, and we don’t think they’re far off with that description.

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2020-2021 Armada Declivity 92 Ti

Luke Koppa reviews the Armada Declivity 92 Ti for Blister

We’ve spent the past few weeks skiing one of Armada’s new metal-laminate skis, the Declivity 92 Ti. Check out our Full Review & Deep Dive comparisons of this fun, lively, & versatile ski.

20/21 Armada Declivity 92 Ti

Luke Koppa reviews the Armada Declivity 92 Ti for Blister

Check out our initial impressions of Armada’s new directional all-mountain ski.

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