Skis

Recent Ski Reviews

Blister reviews the 2020 Armada BDOG

2019-2020 Armada BDOG

Phil Casabon is one of the best freestyle skiers out there, and for 19/20, Armada is overhauling his signature ski. Check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions of the new BDOG ski.

Luke Koppa reviews the 2020 Salomon QST 99 for Blister

2019-2020 Salomon QST 99

Salomon is changing the construction and shape of their QST 99 for 19/20. So just how different is the new ski? Check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions.

Blister reviews the Volkl Mantra 102

2019-2020 Volkl Mantra 102

This season Volkl introduced the 5th generation of their popular all-mountain ski, the Mantra M5. For 19/20, they’re taking the Mantra M5’s design and applying it to a wider ski, creating the new Mantra 102. Check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions.

Luke Koppa and Sam Shaheen review the Dynastar Menace 98 for Blister

2019-2020 Dynastar Menace 98

Whether under its old “Slicer” name or its new one, the Dynastar Menace 98 has been around for a long time. And after getting two reviewers on it, we think there’s good reason for that. Check out our full review.

Luke Koppa reviews the Faction Candide 4.0 for Blister

2019-2020 Faction Candide 4.0

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.

Luke Koppa reviews the Volkl Revolt 121 for Blister

2019-2020 Volkl Revolt 121

The brand-new Volkl Revolt 121 is reportedly what happens when you ask several of the best freestyle and freeride skiers out there to design their ideal playful powder ski. Check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions to learn more about the resulting ski.

Luke Koppa and Jonathan Ellsworth review the Armada ARV 106Ti LTD for Blister

2019-2020 Armada ARV 106Ti LTD2

We’ve now had two reviewers on two different lengths of Armada & evo’s limited-edition ski, the ARV 106Ti LTD, and you can now check out our full review.

Luke Koppa reviews the Salomon QST 106 for Blister

2019-2020 Salomon QST 106

“New construction. New technologies. New shape.” That’s what Salomon is saying about the 19/20 QST 106, so check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions of the new QST 106 to see what exactly that all means.

Luke Koppa reviews the 19/20 Armada Tracer 108 for Blister

2019-2020 Armada Tracer 108

Armada is tweaking several of their backcountry oriented Tracer skis for 19/20, supposedly making them both lighter and more durable. So how does the new Tracer 108’s design compare to the rest of the market? Check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions.

Luke Koppa reviews the Black Crows Orb for Blister

2019-2020 Black Crows Orb

For 19/20 Black Crows is overhauling their narrower all-mountain ski, the Orb, and the updated version is basically a new ski entirely. Check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions.

Paul Forward reviews the Armada ARG II for Blister

2019-2020 Armada ARG II

While many companies continue to make their pow skis skinnier in the name of versatility, Armada is giving the proverbial middle finger to that trend by bringing back their 133mm-wide ARG. The updated ARG II stands out now more than ever, and you can check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions.

Sam Shaheen and Luke Koppa review the Line Outline for Blister

2019-2020 Line Outline

The new Outline is the latest addition to Eric Pollard & Line’s venerable series of pow skis, and it’s time now for our full review.

Sascha Anastas reviews the Icelantic Maiden 101 for Blister

2019-2020 Icelantic Maiden 101

Icelantic is updating their women’s Freeride collection for 19/20, and you can now check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions of the 1-ski-quiver candidate in the line, the Maiden 101.

Luke Koppa reviews the Armada ARV 96 Ti for Blister

2019-2020 Armada ARV 96 Ti

Part freestyle ski, part metal-laminate charger, the ARV 96 Ti is designed to bring stability to a playful platform. Check out our measured specs, rocker pics, initial impressions, and Flash Review.

Sam Shaheen and Jonathan Ellsworth review the Folsom Spar 88 for Blister

2019-2020 Folsom Spar 88

Building a narrower “all-mountain” ski that actually works well all around the mountain is trickier (or, at least rarer) than you might think. But the Folsom Spar 88 does, and you can now check out our full review.

Luke Koppa reviews the Icelantic Nomad 105 for Blister

2019-2020 Icelantic Nomad 105

The Nomad 105 has been Icelantic’s best-selling ski for years, and for 19/20, it’s getting tweaked. Check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions.