20 Questions

Special Feature: Designing a Ski for the FWT

Special Feature: Designing a Ski for the FWT

Blister reviewer Garrett Altmann is competing on the FWT this season, and we’re designing a custom ski for the occasion. Check it out.

20 Questions: Shane Benedict, LiquidLogic and the Green Race

20 Questions: Shane Benedict, LiquidLogic and the Green Race

The Green Race, one of the most prestigious events in whitewater kayaking, took place last weekend. We caught up with LiquidLogic designer Shane Benedict to talk about what makes this competition unique.

20 Questions: Jason Levinthal, J Skis — Part 2

20 Questions: Jason Levinthal, J Skis — Part 2

“We’re going to move mountains, and we’re going to make it look like we’re doing this on the fly.”

20 Questions: Jason Levinthal, J Skis

20 Questions: Jason Levinthal, J Skis

Jason Levinthal, the founder of LINE Skis, is on to a new project: “I want to do everything the exact opposite of what’s being done today.”

20 Questions: Snowy Robertson, Dagger Kayaks Designer

20 Questions: Snowy Robertson, Dagger Kayaks Designer

Our interview with Dagger Kayaks Designer Mark “Snowy” Robertson about how he became a designer, his creative process, and the future of whitewater paddling.

20 Questions: Goose Kearse, Misty Mountain Threadworks

20 Questions: Goose Kearse, Misty Mountain Threadworks

Goose Kearse, president of Misty Mountain Threadworks, talks about the history and the mission of the 28-year-old climbing company.

20 Questions: George Shumate, Pack Designer

20 Questions: George Shumate, Pack Designer

The climbing world seems to inspire “rogue” thinking and upstart companies. George Shumate of Boulder5 talks about the challenges and the rewards of setting out on your own.

20 Questions: Zach Lerner, Rock Climber

20 Questions: Zach Lerner, Rock Climber

Zach Lerner isn’t just one of the most interesting climbers out there, he’s one of the most interesting people in mountain sports. See why.

Troy Rarick, Over The Edge Sports

Troy Rarick, Over The Edge Sports

Through a combination of trail building and shop owning, Troy Rarick helped turn Fruita, Colorado, from a bankrupt town into a mountain bike destination. It’s a philosophy he’s now spreading around the world.

Scott Andrus, ON3P skis

Scott Andrus, ON3P skis

In the first installment of our new series, 20 QUESTIONS, Scott Andrus, founder and president of ON3P skis, provides a very candid, behind the scenes look at the life and work of an upstart ski builder.