Author archive for Jonathan Ellsworth

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    2018-2019 Blizzard Brahma

    The more time we’ve spent on the Blizzard Brahma, the more dialed we think it is. Check out our...

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    Elyse Saugstad, Big Mtn Skier (Ep.74)

    We talk with Elyse about filming the new MSP movie, All In; growing up in Alaska; her work with...

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    18/19 Head Monster 88 Ti

    Here are our initial on-snow impressions of the redesigned Monster 88 Ti, including comparisons to the 17/18 version.

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    2018-2019 Head Monster 88 Ti

    With the Monster 98 and 108 now gone, the new, redesigned Head Monster 88 Ti is now the widest...

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    Parlor Skis 18/19 Lineup & ‘Build Your Own Skis’ Class (Ep.24)

    We talk to Boston-based Parlor Skis co-founder, Mark Wallace, about the origins story of Parlor; their “Build Your Own...

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    Deep Dive: Rossignol Experience 94 Ti

    We compare the Experience 94 Ti to the Nordica Enforcer 93, DPS Foundation Cassiar 94, Atomic Vantage 97 Ti, Blizzard Brahma & Bonafide, J Skis Masterblaster, Volkl Mantra M5, and more...

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    2018-2019 ON3P Wrenegade 96

    The brand-new ON3P Wrenegade 96 is the narrowest directional ski in ON3P’s lineup, but it definitely doesn’t look like...

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    18/19 ON3P Wrenegade 96

    We spent a couple days on the brand-new Wren 96, and here you can check out our initial on-snow impressions and comparisons to the old Wren 98, and the Nordica Enforcer 100.

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    Bikes vs. Skis, Part 2 (Ep.23)

    We're back with round 2 of Bikes vs. Skis, where we ask the question, “Which particular bike company is...

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    Altra Boston Escalante Racer

    The Boston Escalante Racer is supposed to be a “faster, higher-performance” version of their original Escalante. Check out what...

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    2018-2019 Armada Invictus 89 Ti

    The Armada Invictus 89 Ti is the narrowest metal-laminate ski in Armada’s revamped Invictus lineup, and while it has...

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    2018-2019 Rossignol Experience 94 Ti

    The new Rossi Experience 94 Ti has a fairly forgiving shovel and a pretty powerful tail. So does it...

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    Sample Deep Dive: Black Crows Daemon

    Curious about our Deep Dive comparisons? Check out this sample Deep Dive of the Black Crows Daemon, including the...

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    Hoka One One Hupana

    The Hoka Hupana is billed as a bit of a do-everything shoe, so is it best thought of as...

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    Best and Worst Product Names

    In honor of Outdoor Retailer kicking off today — where we’ll be checking out a ton of new products...

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    New DPS Skis & Products with Stephan Drake (Ep.22)

    We talk to DPS Skis founder, Stephan Drake, about the new DPS Wailer 110; the DPS Spoon, Lotus 138,...

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  • Deep Dive: Line Sick Day 114

    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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  • 2018-2019 Line Sick Day 114

    We spent more time this past season on both lengths of the Line Sick Day 114. Check out our...

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    Skier Survey from LINE

    (Update: SURVEY IS NOW CLOSED.) Line conducted this skier survey, and we think you should check it out. Because...

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    Bikes vs. Skis, Part 1 (Ep.21)

    Which ski company is most like which bike company? Who is the Moment Skis of the bike world? And...

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