Shop Talk: Pulling Back the Curtain on Gear Testing (Ep.172)

Today we’re talking all things ski testing, and to provide their wealth of experience in this arena are The Ski Monster’s George Michaelsen and Matt Berkowitz. We discuss good ways and bad ways to conduct gear tests; how and why The Ski Monster has been able to ramp up the amount of gear testing they’re doing; and why not all gear tests are created equal.

21/22 J Skis Fastforward

Blister reviews the J Skis Fastforward

We just got our first day on J’s new 92mm-wide, metal-laminate, all-mountain ski.

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A Life Lived Wild: Rick Ridgeway (Ep.191)

On our Blister Podcast, we talk to Rick Ridgeway, who has lived right at the center of the modern outdoor recreation movement. He was a part of the first American ascent of K2; he has gone on numerous adventures with his friends, Patagonia founder, Yvon Chouinard and The North Face founder, Doug Tompkins, and filmmaker, Jimmy Chin; and he has been right there working to protect wild places with them, Kristine Tompkins, and others.

Rick Ridgeway has lived right at the center of the modern outdoor recreation movement. He was a part of the first American ascent of K2; he has gone on numerous adventures with his friends, Patagonia founder, Yvon Chouinard and The North Face founder, Doug Tompkins, and filmmaker, Jimmy Chin; and he has been right there working to protect wild places with them, Kristine Tompkins, and others.

Flash Review: 2022 Cannondale Jekyll

David Golay Reviews the Cannondale Jekyll for Blister

How does the new Cannondale Jekyll stack up against several other high-pivot Enduro bikes? Check out our Flash Review for our early impressions.

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2021-2022 DPS Pagoda Tour 100 RP

Luke Koppa & Dylan Wood review the DPS Pagoda Tour 100 RP for BLISTER

The Pagoda Tour 100 RP is an easy, intuitive touring ski that we think would work very well for the backcountry skiing that most people do. Check out our full review & Deep Dive comparisons.

Deep Dive: DPS Pagoda Tour 100 RP

Luke Koppa & Dylan Wood review the DPS Pagoda Tour 100 RP for BLISTER

We compare the Pagoda Tour 100 RP to the DPS Pagoda 100 RP, Line Vision 98, Salomon MTN Explore 95, Movement Alp Tracks 106, 4FRNT Raven, Fauna Pioneer, Blizzard Zero G 105, Scott Superguide Freetour, K2 Wayback 96, K2 Wayback 106, Nordica Enforcer Unlimited 104, Weston Summit, Armada Tracer 98, WNDR Alpine Vital 100, G3 FINDr 102, Wagner Summit 105, & Renoun Citadel 106.

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22/23 Nordica Enforcer Unlimited 104

Luke Koppa reviews the Nordica Enforcer Unlimited 104 for Blister

We just spent a day skiing the new Enforcer Unlimited 104 — check out our initial impressions of this new touring ski.

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