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    2017-2018 Faction Dictator 3.0

    Factions new "Dictator" series is designed for hard-charging "lunatics" and "maniacs." Here's our initial look at the 105mm-wide Dictator...

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    2017-2018 K2 Split Bean

    The K2 Split Bean is a super fun, responsive splitboard for jibbing and surfing deep snow, spring corn, and...

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    Rocky Mounts SplitRail Bike Rack

    The Rocky Mounts SplitRail is a high-end rack that’s less expensive and lighter than other high-end options.

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    2017-2018 4FRNT Devastator

    Here's our full review of the 184 cm 4FRNT Devastator, with thoughts on length, mount point, stability vs maneuverability,...

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    Fix It Sticks, Back Bottle, & Weatherneck

    We’ve been spending time with three of Brian Davis’ unique products, and are impressed at how well they address...

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    2017 Diamondback Clutch 2

    The Diamondback Clutch is a women's-specific, mid-travel trail bike that pedals pretty efficiently and likes to charge fast down...

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    2017-2018 ON3P Wrenegade 108

    The ON3P Wrenegade 108 is said to be a maneuverable “big gun.” So just how big of a gun...

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    2nd Look: Outdoor Research Skyward Jacket

    David Steele weighs in on the Outdoor Research Skyward as a dedicated touring jacket.

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    Pearl Izumi X-Project P.R.O.

    The X-Project P.R.O. is Pearl Izumi’s new premium mountain bike shoe, said to be “perfect for all mountain bikers...

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    2017-2018 Black Crows Daemon

    We take an initial look at the Daemon, the new all-mountain, reverse-camber design from Black Crows.

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    Loaded Precision AmX 35 Carbon Bar and Stem

    The Loaded Precision AmX 35 Carbon bar and stem are a great option for bigger riders looking for a...

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    Spot Rollik 557

    The Spot Rollik 557 uses a distinctive carbon leaf spring in its linkage, but how does it ride?

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    2017-2018 Head Monster 108

    So how similar or different is the new 17/18 HEAD Monster 108? Is it still a supremely stable big-mountain...

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    K2 Aspect Snowboard Boot

    The K2 Aspect isn’t just a mountaineering boot that can be used for splitboarding, it’s a great snowboard boot...

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    2017-2018 Folsom Skis Primary (custom), 188 cm

    The project: design and build a Folsom custom ski for Blister's editor-in-chief. Check out the thought process that went...

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    Volkl Universal Vacuum Skins

    Volkl's "glue-free" skins are wonderfully easy to use, but we've experienced some significant issues with these pre-cut climbing skins.

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    3rd Look: Salomon MTN Explore

    Two Blister reviewers have loved the Salomon MTN Explore boot. Now David Steele weighs in with his impressions.

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    Deep Dive: HEAD Kore 117

    We compare the Head Kore 117 to the Rossignol Super 7 RD and HD, Salomon QST 118, Nordica Enforcer...

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    2nd Look: HEAD Kore 117

    Here's our 2nd Look at the HEAD Kore 117, with time on the ski now in Alaska and Mt...

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    3rd Look: 2017-2018 Blizzard Cochise

    The Cochise has been one of the most important all-mountain skis on the market for years, and it comes...

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