GEAR:30 Podcast

Parlor Skis 18/19 Lineup & ‘Build Your Own Skis’ Class (Ep.24)

Parlor Skis 18/19 Lineup & ‘Build Your Own Skis’ Class (Ep.24)

We talk to Boston-based Parlor Skis co-founder, Mark Wallace, about the origins story of Parlor; their “Build Your Own Skis” class; the new models in their 18/19 lineup — including ...
Bikes vs. Skis, Part 2 (Ep.23)

Bikes vs. Skis, Part 2 (Ep.23)

We're back with round 2 of Bikes vs. Skis, where we ask the question, “Which particular bike company is most like which particular ski company?”
New DPS Skis & Products with Stephan Drake (Ep.22)

New DPS Skis & Products with Stephan Drake (Ep.22)

We talk to DPS Skis founder, Stephan Drake, about the new DPS Wailer 110; the DPS Spoon, Lotus 138, and 124; and some big news about DPS Phantom, their new ...
Bikes vs. Skis, Part 1 (Ep.21)

Bikes vs. Skis, Part 1 (Ep.21)

Which ski company is most like which bike company? Who is the Moment Skis of the bike world? And which ski brand shares the most family resemblance with Yeti or ...
Alpenglow Mtn Festival + Stuff We Learned during Spring Ski Testing (Ep.20)

Alpenglow Mtn Festival + Stuff We Learned during Spring Ski Testing (Ep.20)

We talk with Blister editors, Luke Koppa and Sam Shaheen, about the recent Alpenglow Mountain Festival and running with our hero, Courtney Dauwalter. Then we discuss some of the key ...
Dialing in “The Hammer” + other New Folsom Skis (Ep.19)

Dialing in “The Hammer” + other New Folsom Skis (Ep.19)

Jonathan Ellsworth sits down with Mike McCabe at the Folsom Skis HQ in Denver to (finally) dial in "The Hammer" they've been discussing, and to learn about three other brand ...
New Skis from Prior, Atomic, K2, and More (Ep.18)

New Skis from Prior, Atomic, K2, and More (Ep.18)

Jonathan Ellsworth and Sam Shaheen discuss a number of skis they've been reviewing, including two from Prior Skis, the new Atomic Bent Chetler 100, the K2 Wayback 106, the Scott ...
Spring Skiing & Biking in AK (Ep.17)

Spring Skiing & Biking in AK (Ep.17)

We talk to Eric Helmbrecht, owner of Powder Hound in Girdwood, Alaska, about spring skiing in AK, what gear works well in AK's snowpack and terrain, what new gear he's ...
Touring Bindings & the New G3 Zed (Ep.16)

Touring Bindings & the New G3 Zed (Ep.16)

G3 is introducing a new touring binding — the Zed — that they’re calling the lightest fully-featured AT binding on the market. So we talk to G3’s engineers about their ...
18/19 All-Mountain & Frontside Skis (Ep.15)

18/19 All-Mountain & Frontside Skis (Ep.15)

We just finished testing a broad range of skis, so Blister's Sam Shaheen, Luke Koppa, and Jonathan Ellsworth discuss a number of the highlights, including the new Atomic Bent Chetler ...
New Backcountry Ski Gear & Culture (Ep.14)

New Backcountry Ski Gear & Culture (Ep.14)

We talk with Greg Floyd, founder of Bentgate in Golden, Colorado, about a bunch of new backcountry gear and some of the significant changes to backcountry ski culture that Greg ...
Weird Skis & Women’s Ski Boots (Ep.13)

Weird Skis & Women’s Ski Boots (Ep.13)

Jonathan Ellsworth and Sam Shaheen discuss the Renoun Endurance 98 and Scott Scrapper 115, then Sascha Anastas and Kara Williard talk about women's ski boots, why it can be so ...
ON3P Skis 18/19 Lineup (Ep.12)

ON3P Skis 18/19 Lineup (Ep.12)

ON3P is releasing their entire new lineup early next month. So we talk to ON3P's Scott Andrus about this decision, then go over every ski in the new line, including ...
Testing in Telluride: 18/19 Ski Gear (Ep.11)

Testing in Telluride: 18/19 Ski Gear (Ep.11)

Today we're discussing the 18/19 ski gear we've been testing at Telluride, including the Line Sakana, ON3P Wrenegade 114, Faction Dictator 4.0, Rossi Soul 7, the Atomic/Salomon SHIFT binding, and ...
18/19 Moment Skis Lineup (Ep.10)

18/19 Moment Skis Lineup (Ep.10)

We talk to the CEO and head designer of Moment Skis, Luke Jacobson, about Moment's lineup for next season — what’s new, what's unchanged, and what's tweaked — and we ...
Testing Pow Skis in Alaska & Japan + Shop Talk (Ep.9)

Testing Pow Skis in Alaska & Japan + Shop Talk (Ep.9)

We talk to Blister reviewer, Paul Forward, about the Faction Prime 4.0, Black Diamond Helio 116, and DPS Spoon, then talk to Jeremy Cole, owner of Alpine Sports, about new ...
Outdoor Retailer / SIA Highlights (Ep.8)

Outdoor Retailer / SIA Highlights (Ep.8)

From the Outdoor Retailer / SIA show in Denver, five Blister editors & reviewers discuss a bunch of the most notable new men's and women's gear we saw at the ...
Black Crows Skis 18/19 Lineup (Ep.7)

Black Crows Skis 18/19 Lineup (Ep.7)

We talk with Black Crows co-founder, Camille Jaccoux, and head ski designer, Julien Regnier, about women-specific skis, then go over what’s new in the Black Crows 18/19 lineup.
Black Sheep Sports, Sebastian Steinbach (Ep.6)

Black Sheep Sports, Sebastian Steinbach (Ep.6)

Back in 2010, Sebastian Steinbach had the crazy idea to defy traditional European ski culture and open a freeride-specific ski shop in Munich, Germany. We talk to Sebastian about what ...
On the Fritschi Tecton & Vipec Evo (Ep.5)

On the Fritschi Tecton & Vipec Evo (Ep.5)

We talk to blister reviewers Brian Lindahl and Cy Whitling about their experiences testing the Fritschi Tecton & Vipec Evo alpine touring bindings, and how they would rank them among ...