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Blister Member Deals

We take care of Blister members, giving you the best, most honest info we can about gear, getting back to you fast with answers to your questions, and hooking you up with great deals.

(We love this about the Blister Membership, that it pays for itself.)

Blister members receive:

  • Digital-edition 16/17 Blister Winter Buyer’s Guide
  • A year’s subscription to the Blister Deep Dive
  • Guaranteed, timely replies to your questions
  • Blister Flash reviews – Don’t wait to read our full reviews, be the first to get our initial on-snow impressions of the products we’re reviewing.

plus…

  • Exclusive Deals and Discounts:

While we never accept any money from the manufacturers we review, we are happy to line up great deals on interesting products for Blister members.

We’re going to be rolling out more deals often, but here are the ones currently included with a Membership:

 

– Moment Skis – 

  • 10% off all Moment Skis + free shipping worldwide, including the Blister Pro.
  • We’re bringing back a cult classic: the Moment M1. This ski went through a number of iterations, and it was eventually made into a very stiff comp ski called the Garbones. This was never a ski for everyone, but for some skiers, it was—and still is—the best ski ever. So we asked Moment to bring back that stiffened up, tip rockered, 105mm-underfoot version of the M1, and it is available via pre-order to Blister members.

– J Skis – 

Blister Members get a 1-time use code for 10% off all products on a single order at jskis.com.

 

– Parlor Skis – 

Parlor Skis is a custom manufacturer in Boston, and they’ll be giving 10% off all skis + free shipping to Blister members. See our review of their Cardinal 100.

– Huckberry.com –

Blister Members get $10 in their account to use on anything they want at Huckberry.com.

– Bentgate Mountaineering – 

Bentgate is our recommended shop in the Denver / Golden, Colorado area. Blister members will receive:

• 50% off ski tunes until 2/15/2017

• 25% off Custom footbeds until 2/15/2017

• 25% off one regular price item in store, or call the shop for online orders

– Gnomes Alpine Sports – 

Gnomes is our Blister recommended shop in the Christchurch / Canterbury area (see our writeup), and one of our favorite shops anywhere. At Gnomes, Blister members will receive:

• 20% off custom footbeds

• 30% off ski tunes

– Discount Tickets at Craigieburn Valley Ski Area – 

Blister members get unlimited day passes at one of our favorite ski areas, Craigieburn Valley, for $50 NZ  / ~$32 USD.

 

– Powder Hound Ski Shop –

Powder Hound Ski Shop is located right at the base of Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, Alaska, and at Powder Hound, Blister members will receive:

• 20% off custom footbeds

1 free ‘race wax’

Get in on our current deals now, then take advantage of more great deals later.

 

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(If you’re already a member, we’ll contact you directly to tell you how to take advantage of these deals, and provide updates when we add new ones.)

 

 

*exclusions apply

12 Comments

  1. Blister Member
    Greg September 7, 2015 Reply

    Jonathan – Congratulations on enhancing Blister’s offerings to include a Members Area. It was/is a great idea, especially since it creates a vehicle where Blister can offer some cool discounts to people who are really interested in supporting the in-depth product reviews and insight you and your Blister team provide. Question, the Moment Blister Pro, that can only be purchased this year by Blister Members, has the same graphics as last years edition, a new look or the same graphics as the Moment’s ’15-’16 Bibby X? Look forward to your response.

    Greg J.

    • Author

      Thank you, Greg! We’re very excited about the new Membership, and the response has been extremely positive.

      As for the Blister Pro, we’re discussing this right now – it definitely won’t be the same graphic as the 15/16 Bibby, and we’re considering bringing back last season’s Blister Pro graphics with just a few tiny tweaks.

      But I’m not ruling out an overhaul just yet, and we should know by the end of this week.

  2. Blister Member
    Greg September 16, 2015 Reply

    Hey Jonathan – Any update on the Blister Pro graphics? I’ve been imagining what “a few tiny tweaks” might look like for the past week and am excited to see the new look. Of course I could just order a pair and be surprised when they arrive, but I can’t resist previews. Greg J.

  3. Blister Member
    James September 17, 2015 Reply

    Also eager to hear, Jonathan. The M1 has been up on the Moment website for more than a week but no sign yet of the Blister Pro. At 6’2″ 170 and advanced but far from expert 68 years old I think I’d like the 190 for open bowls and tracked-out powder, but it might make more sense to go with the 184 for tight trees. Any advice?
    Thanks, J

    • Author

      Good news: We’ve finalized the graphics, and will be showing off the new Blister Pro very, very soon.

      As for the 184 vs. 190 … I’m inclined to recommend the 184. I still love the 190, but I was touring quite a bit this past spring on the 184, and the truth is, there is a decent amount of overlap. For moguls and tight trees, I am confident that you would prefer the 184s to the 190s — i.e., you wouldn’t be wishing for the 190s. In open bowls at very high speeds? Yes, the 190s are more stable. But the 184s don’t fall apart in that scenario either. So I think you might find a higher fun factor on the 184s.

  4. Blister Member
    James September 19, 2015 Reply

    Great news, Jonathan, and thanks much for the advice — 184 it will be.

  5. Blister Member
    Greg Johnson September 21, 2015 Reply

    Jonathan – Following up on your downsizing recommendation for the Blister Pro, I’m also 6’2″, with a strong advanced level skill set, but am 20 lbs heavier than James at 190. I had, based on yours and the Blister team’s previous recommendations, thought the 190s were the right choice, but given your response to James, and the fact I would be using the skis in tracked out open bowls, moguls and trees, am wondering if I should reconsider and order the 184s. Does my additional weight impact your downsizing/up the fun factor recommendation of the 184s? Thanks, Greg J.

    • Author

      My comments really were specifically tailored to James, for what that’s worth. And as for the age-old question of whether to go 184 or 190 Bibby, I really think a number of factors are relevant. (1) Where you ski. (2) How strong you are. (3) How fast you like to ski. (4) How much you weigh. — And I’d rank those 4 factors roughly in that order.

      So for a touring ski, I was pretty happy to drag the 184 uphill since they weigh less than the 190s, and for skiing pretty good backcountry snow, the 184s were fine. But for nuking around in variable resort conditions? That’s where I prefer the additional stability of the 190s, and if you ski with some speed, I can’t remember ever thinking, “Man I wish I was on the 184s.” FWIW, or mt bike editor Noah Bodman weighs 155 lbs., and he was going back and forth on the 184 vs 190 question. He went 184, and given that he skis lots of tight trees at his home resort, he thinks it was the better choice overall. I’ve got 25 lbs. on Noah, and I can have fun on the 184s, but prefer the 190s. And you’ve got 10 more lbs. on me. So I think you *could* go either way, and hopefully I’ve spelled out why you might opt for one over the other.

  6. Blister Member
    Greg Johnson September 21, 2015 Reply

    Thanks Jonathan for the quick reply. Your additional insight is most helpful. More often than not I will be nuking around in variable resort conditions so the additional stability of the 190s, seems to me, the way to go. When is the official unveiling of the new Blister Pro’s top sheet going down? As you know, I really liked concept design you shared and am anxious to see the final version. Best, Greg J.

  7. brent November 15, 2015 Reply

    I apologize if i missed it on the site, but what is the price going to be fore the Blister Pro as a member? Do you have any updates on expected ship dates? I picked up the 196 Governor for AK heli last year (based on your recommendation!) because I gave up on ever finding a pair of Comi’s – then saw that Greg Harms and others got Moment to re-release the Comi…

    I am 6′ 195# and have the Governor in 196. I am looking for a more playful and quicker ski for resort powder and cut-up in places not big enough to justify the Governor. I was looking at the Automatic but the 190 Blister pro looks pretty interesting.

  8. GuyAnderson June 24, 2016 Reply

    Hi Blister folks,

    I am going to buy new set of Bibby’s ….not sure how to get Blister Pro’s ? If one of you kind folks can point me in the right direction that would be great if they are not sold out…I kinda like Moments grahics …the balck Blisters are pretty cool too.

    Thanks,

    Guy

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