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What Readers are Saying about Blister

The Blister Website & Reviews:

“First, like everyone else, please allow me to thank you for your website. It is a revelation.” – Nick

“Blister is basically the standard by which all gear review sites should be judged.” – J. Pantone

“You guys are f*cking incredible!” — S. Latshaw

“After 50+ years of skiing, and almost as many years of reading those other reviews, I can say hand on heart, that this is the most comprehensive, honest, and reliable review publication I’ve ever come across. Thank you for the work you all do here.” — Hart

“This site is so good, I’ve neglected my children.” – Dave

“Best resource for ski / board / bike info out there. I tell all my friends about the site, and I wouldn’t buy a ski that you guys haven’t reviewed.” – I.C.

“I love the site. I have yet to find a site or magazine that provides such detailed, honest reviews.” – Chris R.

“This is why I love Blister and read it religiously – Just solid info for those of us who aren’t lucky enough to test gear for a living!” – Gabe

“Freaking killer articles. All of them. Keep up the really, really ridiculously awesome work.” — Jake

“Most magazine reviews suck. At this point I just put my faith in Blister .” — I.C.

“Thanks for all the fantastic reviews, Blister is always my first stop for reviews.” – Aran

“I have owned the Atomic Automatic, Volkl Mantra, and Blizzard Bodacious, and all of them have skied exactly as you described in your review. Thanks for giving us honest, accurate reviews.” – L. Hampton

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“Keep up the fantastic work! This is the best money I have spent on a subscription….by far!”  – J. Wilkerson

“I just subscribed and want to say that you guys have got it spot on. No one offers the quality of gear advice you do. It’s a great service.” – W. Gebhardt

“Thank you. I really enjoy the blister gear reviews and plan on maintaining membership for years to come.” – J. Fagel

“I couldn’t sign up fast enough. Your work over the years has been much appreciated and I am very excited about the new products. Keep it up. And when I come down to Taos this year, I would love to buy yall a beer.” — R. Belanger

“I really appreciate the enormous effort put into Blister’s reviews, and their unbiased nature. I am most happy to support this effort. Thanks also for your past detailed reviews of goggle lenses which have really increased my enjoyment (and safety!) when I ski.” – S. Mandelbaum

The Blister Winter Buyer’s Guide:

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“Your Buyer’s Guide was the best such publication I’ve ever purchased in 20+ years following the industry.” – C. Kingsbury

“This catalog — and all you do for all of us addicted to skiing — is amazing! This is the Holy Bible folks, the Holy Bible! Good luck and keep skiing!” – I. Myashkov

“The Blister Buyer’s Guide is at the top of my magazine pile.” – Big K

“I thought the Buyer’s Guide was outstanding. Things I loved: (1) The category scales for specific ski characteristics. This is incredibly innovative and extremely useful (I imagine even more so for people who don’t religiously read your reviews like I do). (2) The categories were well thought out and I felt all the skis were great representations. (3) The photos were beautiful and the aesthetics of the guide on point and still on my coffee table. Thanks for the work. Well done!” – R Belanger

“All in all, I love the guide. I’ve told every ski person about your site and I scoff at most of the magazine reviews. I’m such a blister-head that I bought last year’s Fischer Motives online; am negotiating with a ski shop down the road for Enforcers; and I’m waiting for my Blister Pros to arrive this week (insta-quiver!) . Thank you, thank you, thank you Blister.” – B. Olsson

“I loved the guide. Breaking the skis into categories that are meaningful to me was great, and the comparisons between skis in the same category is very useful. Thanks. And the photography is great.” – D. Tomrdle

“Thanks for your inaugural Buyer’s Guide, it was great. I work in a ski shop in Sydney, Australia, and I thought your reviews were very good, very informative, and very fair.” – T. Parker

“I wanted you to know that I truly enjoyed your Buyer’s Guide. I was in the market for new skis this year, used your website to research, and I eventually decided on the 2015-2016 Blizzard Cochise. You guys were right, they are guided missiles with no speed limit. Your unbiased and lengthy descriptions are spot on and helped me make an informed decision. My wife is now in the search for new skis, and the Gear Guide has traveled with her on several demo days to Santa Fe, Taos, and Wolf Creek already this season. In the Gear Guide, I appreciate that you are not ranking the skis best to worst like many of the other publications like to do. You guys recognize that no two skiers are the same, and that everyone and every region has their own independent style of skiing. You guys just list the facts, strengths, and weakness of each piece of equipment, then let me decide which one fits my individual style best. I absolutely love the Blister Spectrum section at the end of each category of the Buyer’s Guide. The Spectrum section may actually give me more information on a ski than the description. I love that I visually and quickly see how and where a ski fits compared to other skis in its category without becoming too cumbersome or confusing.  I also appreciated the boot, bindings, and outer gear reviews that you included. I would confidently say that you hit a home run with your first at bat, and I don’t think I would change a thing.  Thank you Blister! – S. Maze

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