Author archive for Jonathan Ellsworth

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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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    Christmas in July — Alpine Sports

    Looking for a new ski or snowboard setup for next season? Want to get one at a great price?...

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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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    Deep Dive: 18/19 ON3P Wrenegade 108

    We compare the Wrenegade 108 to the Blizzard Cochise, Nordica Enforcer 110, Faction Dictator 3.0 & Dictator 4.0, J Skis Metal, Folsom Hammer, and more...

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    2018-2019 Salomon S/Max 130 and S/Max 130 Carbon

    Question: Can you really get the power and precision of a traditional alpine boot while cutting out a bunch...

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    2018-2019 ON3P Wrenegade 108

    Since it’s Independence day, we figured we’d talk about a ski made by an Independent manufacturer, right here in...

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    2018-2019 Renoun Z-Line 90

    Renoun calls the Z-Line 90 “an all-mountain ski with the heart and soul of a carving ski.” So is...

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    Alpenglow Mtn Festival + Stuff We Learned during Spring Ski Testing (Ep.20)

    We talk with Blister editors, Luke Koppa and Sam Shaheen, about the recent Alpenglow Mountain Festival and running with...

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    2018-2019 Nordica Pro Machine 130

    Nordica is entering the lighter weight alpine boot category for 18/19, and they claim their new Promachine line combines...

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    Julian Carr on Big Mtn Running & Massive Cliff Jumping (Ep.73)

    We talk to Julian Carr about his series of big-mountain "adventure" races, the Cirque Series; on the preparation and...

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    Deep Dive: Black Crows Daemon

    We compare the Daemon to the new Volkl Mantra, the Blizzard Bonafide, Nordica Enforcer 100, Fischer Ranger 102 FR, J Skis Masterblaster, Liberty Origin 96, and more...

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    2018-2019 Black Crows Daemon

    After getting more reviewers and more days on it in even more conditions, you can now check out our...

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    Altra Escalante

    The Altra Escalante is a zero-drop shoe with a more plush, cushioned ride than many of the more minimalist...

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  • Jonathan Ellsworth, Blister Review, Runner Profile

    Runner Profile: Jonathan Ellsworth, Founder / Editor, Blister

    Vitals: 5’10”, ~175 lbs. Running Background, Style, and General Preferences For most of my life, I’ve been one of...

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    Deep Dive: DPS Alchemist Wailer 112

    We compare the Wailer A 112 to the Rossignol Super 7 HD, Line Sick Day 114, Nordica Enforcer 110, Liberty Origin 112, Volkl V-Werks Katana, and more...

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    2018-2019 DPS Alchemist Wailer 112

    We’ve now had a handful of reviewers on the newest version of the DPS Wailer 112. Check out our...

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    18/19 Folsom Skis Primary — “The Hammer” Edition

    Here are a number of our initial on-snow impressions of The Hammer.

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