Paul Forward on Hunting, Climate Advocacy, & Conservation (Ep.141)

Heli-Guide, Doctor, Hunter, & Blister Reviewer, Paul Forward, goes on the Blister Podcast to discuss hunting in Alaska, conservation, climate change, the Alaskan Pebble Mine, being a vegetarian hunter, & more

Blister reviewer, Paul Forward, is a lifelong hunter. Jonathan Ellsworth has been a vegetarian for over 20 years. So how much common ground do they share? We discuss that plus Paul’s latest solo hunt; why he only hunts with a bow; what the broader hunting community might learn from skiers & mtn bikers in terms of climate advocacy; and what skiers & mtn bikers could stand to learn from the hunting community about conservation.

Crash Course: Telemark Ski Gear, Part 1 (Ep.95)

Geoff McFetridge, Dan Abrams, Kristin Sinnott, & Paul Forward discuss on Blister's GEAR:30 podcast their recommendations for beginner telemark gear and what separates different tele bindings.

Since we have to learn how to tele ski and shoot a tele video, we’re crowdsourcing a crash course in telemark technique (see Blister Podcast episode 125) and in telemark gear. So here in Tele Gear Part 1, we’re talking again with the artist, Geoff McFetridge; Flylow Gear co-founder and president, Dan Abrams; and Blister reviewers Paul Forward and Kristin Sinnott.

Crash Course: How to Telemark Ski, Part 1 (Ep.125)

Geoff McFetridge, Dan Abrams, Kristin Sinnott, & Paul Forward discuss on the Blister podcast their recommendations for how to start telemark skiing

Baby giraffes? Organic bamboo scissors? Superman? Since we now have to learn how to tele ski (we’ll explain), we’re crowdsourcing a crash course in what we need to know to avoid embarrassing and / or killing ourselves. So here in Part 1, we solicited the best tips and advice from artist and telemarker, Geoff McFetridge; Flylow Gear president, Dan Abrams; and Blister reviewers, Paul Forward and Kristin Sinnott.

Michelle Parker — “Originate”

Michelle Parker's Originate Alaska Finale on Blister

Originate is a 5-part series about the behind-the-scenes aspects of being a pro skier, and features Michelle Parker, Elyse Saugstad, Angel Collinson, Cody Townsend, and Mark Abma. The finale is now out (with a cameo by our very own Paul Forward), and you can check out all 5 episodes here.

Deep Dive: Liberty Genome

Paul Forward reviews the Liberty Genome for Blister

We compare the Genome to other big pow skis, including the Moment Comi, Volkl Bash 135 / Three, Volkl Kuro, DPS Spoon, DPS Lotus 138, and DPS Alchemist Lotus 124.

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2019-2020 Scarpa Alien RS

Paul Forward reviews the Scarpa Alien RS for Blister

We gave Scarpa’s Alien RS a “Best Of” award in our 18/19 Winter Buyer’s Guide, saying its performance almost created a new class of boot. Now you can check out our full review for more info on how it compares to several other lightweight touring boots.

2019-2020 Lange XT Free 130 LV

Paul Forward reviews the Lange XT Free 130 for Blister

The previous Lange XT 130 Freetour was one of the best tech-binding-compatible AT ski boots we’ve used in terms of downhill performance, and Lange updated it this year. So how similar or different is the new Lange XT Free 130?

Deep Dive: Moment Wildcat Tour

Paul Forward reviews the Moment Wildcat Tour for Blister

We compare several powder-oriented touring skis, including the Moment Wildcat Tour (aka Bibby Tour), Head Kore 117, Volkl BMT 122, DPS Tour1 Lotus 124, Black Diamond Helio 116 Carbon, and more…

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