Author archive for Luke Koppa

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    2018-2019 Renoun Citadel 106

    We called the Renoun Endurance 98 the “most mental thing we’ve ever reviewed.” But the brand-new Citadel 106 is...

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    18/19 Renoun Citadel 106

    Check out our initial on-snow impressions of Renoun's crazy-light all-mountain ski, the Citadel 106, including comparisons to the Elan Ripstick 106 and Line Sick Day 104.

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    Runner Profile: Luke Koppa

    Vitals: 5’8″, 155 lbs Running Background, Style, and General Preferences I grew up with running being a way to...

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    Sunglasses Roundup — Summer 2018

    There are a zillion options for sunglasses out there, so we’ve rounded up a number of our favorites for...

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    2018-2019 Elan Ripstick 106

    The Elan Ripstick 106 looks like, flexes like, and weighs about the same as some of our favorite 50/50...

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    18/19 Elan Ripstick 106

    Here are some of our initial on-snow impressions of the Ripstick 106, along with comparisons to the Ripstick 96, Rossignol Soul 7 HD, and Line Sick Day 104.

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    Win Men’s & Women’s Shoes from Altra

    Win men's and women's shoes of your choosing from Altra.

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    2018-2019 Scott Scrapper 105

    New for 18/19, the Scott Scrapper 105 is a ski that could be placed in either the all-mountain or...

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    18/19 Scott Scrapper 105

    Check out our initial on-snow impressions of the Scrapper 105, with comparisons to a few inbounds and touring skis like the Black Diamond Helio 105, Line Sick Day 104, and Armada Tracer 108.

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    Win Camping & Backpacking Stoves from Primus

    Win 2 stoves from Primus — one for your bigger meals at camp, and one for your fast-and-light backcountry...

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    Deep Dive: Fischer Ranger 102 FR

    We compare the Ranger 102 FR to the Atomic Bent Chetler 100, Line Sick Day 104, J Skis Masterblaster, Nordica Enforcer 100, ON3P Kartel 108, Faction Candide 3.0, and more...

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    2018-2019 ON3P Kartel 108

    We’ve now had three reviewers on the new ON3P Kartel 108, and we still think it’s one of the...

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    18/19 Liberty Helix 98

    Here are our initial on-snow impressions of the brand-new Helix 98, with comparisons to the Liberty Origin 96, J Skis Masterblaster, Nordica Enforcer 100, and more...

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    Win Men’s & Women’s Sunglasses from Glade Optics

    Win a pair of sunglasses from Glade Optics.

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    Deep Dive: Blizzard Rustler 9

    We compare the brand-new Rustler 9 to the Blizzard Bonafide & Brahma, Volkl Mantra M5, Black Crows Orb, Atomic Bent Chetler 100, K2 Pinnacle 95, and more...

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    2018-2019 Liberty Helix 98

    For 18/19, Liberty is bringing back the Helix, their playful all-mountain ski. Check out our measured specs, rocker pics,...

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    2018-2019 Blizzard Rustler 9

    For 18/19, Blizzard is expanding their Rustler line, and you can now check out our measured specs, rocker pics,...

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    18/19 Blizzard Rustler 9

    Here are our initial on-snow impressions of the Rustler 9, with comparisons to the Blizzard Rustler 10, Brahma, Bonafide, and a few other skis in this class.

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    2018-2019 Line Sick Day 94

    We’re pretty big fans of the Line Sick Day 104 and 114, and now it’s time to take a...

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    Win Men’s & Women’s Merino Shirts & Socks from Icebreaker

    Win merino wool base layers and socks from Icebreaker

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