GEAR:30 Podcast

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 ...
The New Volkl Mantra M5 (Ep.4)

The New Volkl Mantra M5 (Ep.4)

Today, Volkl is announcing their new Mantra M5 and Secret, and last month, we headed to Germany to talk to Volkl’s lead designers of the new skis and to also ...
The New Salomon S/LAB SHIFT MNC (Ep.3)

The New Salomon S/LAB SHIFT MNC (Ep.3)

Salomon's new S/Lab Shift represents a significant leap forward in binding design. Check out our conversation with Salomon's Cody Townsend Chris Rubens, and Benoit Sublet, and our initial on-snow review.
The Making of Our Winter Buyer’s Guide (Ep.2)

The Making of Our Winter Buyer’s Guide (Ep.2)

In this conversation, we discuss the making of — and our takeaways from — our 17/18 Winter Buyer's Guide, including our "Best Of" awards, our Blister Spectrums, our ski quiver ...
Hoji on the new Dynafit Hoji Boots (Ep.1)

Hoji on the new Dynafit Hoji Boots (Ep.1)

Dynafit is introducing today their new Hoji series of boots. So we went in-depth with Hoji himself about the boot, and also talk about our initial fit notes and comparisons ...
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