2020-2021 Faction Candide 5.0

Luke Koppa reviews the Faction Candide 5.0 for Blister

If you’ve watched any of Candide Thovex’s edits over the past few years, there’s a good chance that he was on the ski we’re talking about today. Check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions of the 19/20 Faction Candide 5.0.

2019-2020 Faction Candide 4.0

Luke Koppa reviews the Faction Candide 4.0 for Blister

Candide Thovex has made more of an impact on the ski industry than most people, and his signature Faction skis have helped him do that. One of those skis, the Candide 4.0, is getting updated for 19/20, and you can now check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions.

19/20 DPS Foundation Koala 119

Jonathan Ellsworth & Luke Koppa review the DPS Foundation Koala 119 for Blister

Here’s our updated Flash Review of DPS’s new pow ski, where Jonathan Ellsworth shares his thoughts on the Koala F119.

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2020-2021 Dynastar M-Free 118

Luke Koppa, Sam Shaheen, and Jonathan Ellsworth review the Dynastar PR-OTO Factory for Blister

It’s been a good year to test pow skis in Crested Butte, and the Dynastar M-Free 118 is one of the most surprising ones we’ve been on. Check out our full review and Deep Dive comparisons.

2020-2021 Atomic Bent Chetler 120

Cy Whitling reviews the Atomic Bent Chetler 120 for Blister

We’ve now spent around 45 days on the Atomic Bent Chetler 120 — from deep pow to bad snow in technical terrain — and now have an update on its versatility, durability, and who we think will like it most.

2020-2021 Whitedot Ragnarok 118 Carbonlite

Brian Lindahl reviews the Whitedot Ragnarok 118 Carbonlite for Blister

By lightening up their big-mountain weapon, the Ragnarok, with their “Carbonlite” construction, Whitedot intended to make a true, big-mountain powder charger that’s still light enough to haul uphill. So did they hit the mark with the Ragnarok Carbonlite?

Deep Dive: Line Sick Day 114

Luke Koppa reviews the Line Sick Day 114 for Blister

Update: We compare the Line Sick Day 114 to the Moment Blister Pro, ON3P Wrenegade 114, Faction Dictator 4.0, Liberty Origin 112, Rossignol Super 7 HD & RD, Blizzard Rustler 11, Fischer Ranger 115 XTi, DPS Wailer 112 Alchemist, Line Mordecai, and more…

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Luke Koppa

Luke Koppa reviews the Line Vision 108 for Blister.

Age: 24 | Vitals: 5’8,” ~155 lbs | Years Skiing: 13 | Current Residence: Crested Butte, Colorado (see runner profile) Skiing Background I’m one of many Midwest transplants currently residing in Colorado. I grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and my early years were dominated by … Read more

19/20 Volkl Revolt 121

Luke Koppa reviews the Volkl Revolt 121 for Blister

Check out our initial on-snow impressions of Volkl’s brand-new playful pow ski.

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Deep Dive: Rossignol Black Ops 118

Luke Koppa reviews the Rossignol Black Ops 118 for Blister

We compare the Black Ops 118 to the Moment Blister Pro / Wildcat, K2 Catamaran, Icelantic Nomad 115, Blizzard Spur, and Prior CBC.

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