Gear Reviews

Preview: 2015-2016 Moment Ghost Train

Preview: 2015-2016 Moment Ghost Train

The Ghost Train is Moment’s “pure-powder” performer. Our testing of it begins today in Taos, and you can check out our initial thoughts and rocker pics of the skis now.

2015-2016 Moment Sierra

2015-2016 Moment Sierra

The Moment Sierra may be one of the best all-mountain skis we’ve reviewed, given its combination of hard snow and soft snow performance.

2015-2016 Whitedot Redeemer CarbonLite 3

2015-2016 Whitedot Redeemer CarbonLite 3

The Whitedot Skis Redeemer sits favorably in the growing class of ~8 lb-per-pair powder skis, and should be on the radar of anyone who tours for untracked snow, or who just prefers lighter pow skis.

2015-2016 Faction Eleven

2015-2016 Faction Eleven

For 15/16, Faction is replacing their burly, big-mountain ski, the Thirteen, with the Eleven. Take a look at what Faction’s done to their hardest-charging ski.

2015-2016 Atomic Bent Chetler, 185cm

2015-2016 Atomic Bent Chetler, 185cm

We’ve reviewed the last two iterations of the biggest Bent Chetler, time now to address the 185cm version.

2015-2016 4FRNT Hoji W

2015-2016 4FRNT Hoji W

If you’re looking for a directional big mountain ski that crushes soft conditions, check out the women’s version of Eric Hjorleifson’s pro model: the 4FRNT Hoji W.

2015-2016 DPS Wailer 112RP2 Tour1

2015-2016 DPS Wailer 112RP2 Tour1

DPS has released a line of light, touring-specific skis with their new “Tour1″ construction. Here are our initial thoughts on the Wailer 112RP2 Tour1.

2015-2016 Faction CT 3.0

2015-2016 Faction CT 3.0

We’ve been looking to get on Candide Thovex’s pro model skis for a few seasons, and we’re more curious than we’ve ever been about the updated CT 3.0.

2015-2016 Moment Exit World

2015-2016 Moment Exit World

Feb 20, 2015
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The Moment Exit World has been redesigned for 2016, and our initial time on the ski was promising.

2014-2015 K2 Slayblade

2014-2015 K2 Slayblade

Last season, K2 made some pretty big changes to the stiff, all-mountain Slayblade. See how the new model compares.

2nd Look: Line Supernatural 100

2nd Look: Line Supernatural 100

Feb 19, 2015
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It’s coming back next season, so we took a 2nd Look at the Line Supernatural 100, a narrower version of the (impressive) Supernatural 108.

2015-2016 Line Pandora 95

2015-2016 Line Pandora 95

Just like the Line Pandora, the new, narrower Pandora 95 should be an excellent women’s all-mountain ski, especially for skiing bumps and groomers.

Flylow Billie Coat

Flylow Billie Coat

Flylow’s new Billie Coat is the perfect blend of function and fashion if you’re looking for a more feminine, freeride-oriented hardshell.

2015-2016 Armada JJ 2.0

2015-2016 Armada JJ 2.0

Feb 16, 2015
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The redesigned Armada JJ 2.0 should be more versatile than the original, and way more hardcore (thanks to Metallica).

2015-2016 Atomic Vantage 95 C

2015-2016 Atomic Vantage 95 C

Check out the new Atomic Vantage 95 C, the replacement for Atomic’s best-selling Vantage Theory.

2015-2016 Black Diamond Boundary 107

2015-2016 Black Diamond Boundary 107

Black Diamond has retooled their entire ski lineup for the 2015-2016 season. Here’s our review of the new Boundary 107, a versatile ski that ought to have pretty broad appeal.

Profile: 2015-2016 Volkl V-Werks Katana

Profile: 2015-2016 Volkl V-Werks Katana

Feb 14, 2015
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The Volkl V-Werks Katana gets a new look next season. Check it out.

2015-2016 ON3P Jeffrey 114

2015-2016 ON3P Jeffrey 114

Feb 14, 2015
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The ON3P Jeffrey 114 is a descendant of the popular Caylor, and looks like a very strong contender in the “playful charger” class of versatile powder skis.

2015-2016 Atomic Vantage 100 CTi

2015-2016 Atomic Vantage 100 CTi

Feb 12, 2015
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We introduce the new Vantage series from Atomic, and a ski that Atomic claims is the best they’ve ever made.

2014-2015 Romp Skis 106

2014-2015 Romp Skis 106

Romp is building two skis for Blister reviewers this season. Both are from the same mold, but have very different designs. Here is the first ski, and we’ve been quite impressed.