60 pippa.io <![CDATA[GEAR:30]]> http://blistergearreview.com en © 2017 Blister Review. All rights reserved Blister Review GEAR:30 is the blister podcast where we dive deep into the details of the most interesting and innovative outdoors gear.


We talk with some of our own editors and reviewers about the gear they’ve been testing and what they think of it, and we also talk to product designers, engineers, and athletes about the latest stuff they’ve been working on.


Finally, we are going to be talking to some of the owners of our blister recommended shops around the world, to have them weigh in on gear trends and the equipment they’ve been most impressed with in terms of durability, value, or performance in places like Alaska, Colorado, Europe, New Zealand, and more. If you love outdoors gear, you're going to love this podcast.

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GEAR:30 is the blister podcast where we dive deep into the details of the most interesting and innovative outdoors gear.


We talk with some of our own editors and reviewers about the gear they’ve been testing and what they think of it, and we also talk to product designers, engineers, and athletes about the latest stuff they’ve been working on.


Finally, we are going to be talking to some of the owners of our blister recommended shops around the world, to have them weigh in on gear trends and the equipment they’ve been most impressed with in terms of durability, value, or performance in places like Alaska, Colorado, Europe, New Zealand, and more. If you love outdoors gear, you're going to love this podcast.

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no Blister Review info+5a3ae21d968b52d22587f211@pippa.io episodic http://assets.pippa.io/shows/5a3ae21d968b52d22587f211/1514597178775-d0def97c7ba725914bf8fd7cba5d305e.jpeg http://blistergearreview.com <![CDATA[GEAR:30]]> https://feed.pippa.io/public/shows/gear30 <![CDATA[Moment Skis 18/19 Lineup (Ep.10)]]> Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:04:28 GMT 42:42 5a8722ab4a651dd8110dafef no full 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 cover everything from touring skis, kid's skis, women’s skis and even … the Chief Commander.

TOPICS & TIMES:

  • On Moment athlete - and current Olympian - David Wise winning X Games SuperPipe (1:12)
  • The 18/19 Moment lineup: the revised Deathwish (4:55)
  • Meridian 107 & 117 (10:18)
  • PB&J - “unchanged but changed” (10:42)
  • Wildcat & Wildcat Tour (13:08)
  • Commander 98 and Commander 108 (17:06)
  • “Women’s” skis - Hot Mess, Sierra, Bella (28:58)
  • The Carson (and Zephyr) - Moment’s kid's ski (31:34)
  • Touring Skis - Deathwish Tour 106 & Wildcat Tour (35:40)
  • Meridian Tour (37:25)
  • The Chief Commander! (40:30)
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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 cover everything from touring skis, kid's skis, women’s skis and even … the Chief Commander.

TOPICS & TIMES:

  • On Moment athlete - and current Olympian - David Wise winning X Games SuperPipe (1:12)
  • The 18/19 Moment lineup: the revised Deathwish (4:55)
  • Meridian 107 & 117 (10:18)
  • PB&J - “unchanged but changed” (10:42)
  • Wildcat & Wildcat Tour (13:08)
  • Commander 98 and Commander 108 (17:06)
  • “Women’s” skis - Hot Mess, Sierra, Bella (28:58)
  • The Carson (and Zephyr) - Moment’s kid's ski (31:34)
  • Touring Skis - Deathwish Tour 106 & Wildcat Tour (35:40)
  • Meridian Tour (37:25)
  • The Chief Commander! (40:30)
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<![CDATA[Testing Pow Skis in Alaska & Japan + Shop Talk (Ep.9)]]> Mon, 12 Feb 2018 03:39:20 GMT 42:48 5a80880947663caf5d68deb8 no full We talk to blister reviewer, Paul Forward, about some of the powder skis he’s been reviewing recently in Alaska and Japan, including the Faction Prime 4.0, the Black Diamond Helio 116, and the DPS Spoon.

And then we talk to Jeremy Cole, owner of Alpine Sports, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, which is one of our Blister Recommended Shops. Jeremy and I cover 3 topics: new gear; some of his favorite price-point boots & skis, and some real-world issues surrounding boots, bindings, and bench test results.

TOPICS & TIMES:

  • Join us in Telluride the weekends of February 24, March 10, March 17 (2:11)
  • Paul Forward on the DPS Spoon, Faction Prime 4.0, Black Diamond Helio 116 (3:01)
  • Jeremy Cole, owner of Alpine Sports, Santa Fe, New Mexico (20:31)
  • As a buyer, what were some of the most intriguing new products you saw at OR/SIA (21:52)
  • Bang for the Buck: some of Jeremy’s favorite price-point boots & skis (27:02)
  • Bench Test Results: real-world issues around boots + binding compatibility (32:41)
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We talk to blister reviewer, Paul Forward, about some of the powder skis he’s been reviewing recently in Alaska and Japan, including the Faction Prime 4.0, the Black Diamond Helio 116, and the DPS Spoon.

And then we talk to Jeremy Cole, owner of Alpine Sports, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, which is one of our Blister Recommended Shops. Jeremy and I cover 3 topics: new gear; some of his favorite price-point boots & skis, and some real-world issues surrounding boots, bindings, and bench test results.

TOPICS & TIMES:

  • Join us in Telluride the weekends of February 24, March 10, March 17 (2:11)
  • Paul Forward on the DPS Spoon, Faction Prime 4.0, Black Diamond Helio 116 (3:01)
  • Jeremy Cole, owner of Alpine Sports, Santa Fe, New Mexico (20:31)
  • As a buyer, what were some of the most intriguing new products you saw at OR/SIA (21:52)
  • Bang for the Buck: some of Jeremy’s favorite price-point boots & skis (27:02)
  • Bench Test Results: real-world issues around boots + binding compatibility (32:41)
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<![CDATA[Outdoor Retailer / SIA Highlights (Ep.8)]]> Tue, 30 Jan 2018 19:53:04 GMT 50:00 5a70c6290c77b46c3f51c110 no full This episode is a roundtable recap from the Outdoor Retailer / SIA show in Denver with five of our editors and reviewers about some of the most interesting new gear we saw at the show.

We hope you’d been following us along on instagram, because we put up about a hundred Insta stories that captured pretty well the highlights of what we were seeing. So if you aren’t following us on instagram, you can find us at @blisterreview.

For this round table conversation, I was joined by reviewers Sascha Anastas, Kristin Sinnott, Sam Shaheen, and Luke Koppa. We talk about a ton of gear, so check our show notes to this episode (below) or on your phone if you want to jump around in our conversation.

TOPICS & TIMES:

  • Thoughts on the new combination of OR and SIA (2:10)
  • Trade Show Awards - They're Still Dumb (7:00)
  • Women’s ski trends (8:20)
  • New developments from Gore (11:18)
  • Tecnica’s new Zero G boots (14:00)
  • Mogul Skis (16:48)
  • Lightweight Inbounds Ski Boots: HEAD Kore LYT, K2 Recon 130, Hawx Ultra 130, Nordica Pro Machine (17:11)
  • Lightweight AT Boots: HEAD Kore boot, Fischer Ranger Free, Rossignol All Track LT (20:48)
  • Ski Bindings: G3 Zed, Marker Alpinist, Black Diamond / ATK (23:06)
  • New Skis: Volkl Mantra M5, Rossignol Experience 94, Atomic Vantage 97, Armada Invictus 99, Blizzard Rustler 9 &amp; Sheeva 9, Armada Trace 98, new Line Pandora (26:18)
  • New Light & Playful Skis: Atomic Backland 107, Scott Scrapper 105, Atomic Bent Chetler 120 & 100 (31:16)
  • Products We’d Most Want to Steal (33:11)
  • Outerwear: the most intriguing pieces we saw (39:46)
  • New Avi Pack: the Scott Backcountry Patrol AP 30 (46:15)

This episode is presented by Marble Brewery

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This episode is a roundtable recap from the Outdoor Retailer / SIA show in Denver with five of our editors and reviewers about some of the most interesting new gear we saw at the show.

We hope you’d been following us along on instagram, because we put up about a hundred Insta stories that captured pretty well the highlights of what we were seeing. So if you aren’t following us on instagram, you can find us at @blisterreview.

For this round table conversation, I was joined by reviewers Sascha Anastas, Kristin Sinnott, Sam Shaheen, and Luke Koppa. We talk about a ton of gear, so check our show notes to this episode (below) or on your phone if you want to jump around in our conversation.

TOPICS & TIMES:

  • Thoughts on the new combination of OR and SIA (2:10)
  • Trade Show Awards - They're Still Dumb (7:00)
  • Women’s ski trends (8:20)
  • New developments from Gore (11:18)
  • Tecnica’s new Zero G boots (14:00)
  • Mogul Skis (16:48)
  • Lightweight Inbounds Ski Boots: HEAD Kore LYT, K2 Recon 130, Hawx Ultra 130, Nordica Pro Machine (17:11)
  • Lightweight AT Boots: HEAD Kore boot, Fischer Ranger Free, Rossignol All Track LT (20:48)
  • Ski Bindings: G3 Zed, Marker Alpinist, Black Diamond / ATK (23:06)
  • New Skis: Volkl Mantra M5, Rossignol Experience 94, Atomic Vantage 97, Armada Invictus 99, Blizzard Rustler 9 &amp; Sheeva 9, Armada Trace 98, new Line Pandora (26:18)
  • New Light & Playful Skis: Atomic Backland 107, Scott Scrapper 105, Atomic Bent Chetler 120 & 100 (31:16)
  • Products We’d Most Want to Steal (33:11)
  • Outerwear: the most intriguing pieces we saw (39:46)
  • New Avi Pack: the Scott Backcountry Patrol AP 30 (46:15)

This episode is presented by Marble Brewery

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<![CDATA[Black Crows Skis 18/19 Line (Ep.7)]]> Sun, 21 Jan 2018 17:11:51 GMT 33:45 5a64845bbf27cc415a6f6c17 no full This is Part 2 of our conversation with Black Crows co-founder, Camille Jaccoux, and head ski designer, Julien Regnier. Here, we get into the topic of women-specific skis, then go over what’s new in the Black Crows 18/19 lineup before it gets unveiled in Denver next week at the SIA tradeshow.

You can check out Part 1 of our conversation with Camille and Julien about the history and trajectory of the Black Crows on the Blister Podcast (episode 64), and here is Part 2:

TOPICS & TIMES:

  • The Black Crows approach to “women-specific” skis (2:12)
  • The Black Crows Arto and Vertis (12:50)
  • The difference between the 16/17 Atris and the current Atris (13:27)
  • Julien’s take on mount points (21:39)
  • The redesigned Corvus (24:19)
  • The redesigned Camox Freebird (25:45)
  • The new Solis (26:55)
  • Camille on the new Black Crows apparel (29:37)

This episode is presented by Marble Brewery. Check out their Reserve Ale that we talk about in the intro.

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This is Part 2 of our conversation with Black Crows co-founder, Camille Jaccoux, and head ski designer, Julien Regnier. Here, we get into the topic of women-specific skis, then go over what’s new in the Black Crows 18/19 lineup before it gets unveiled in Denver next week at the SIA tradeshow.

You can check out Part 1 of our conversation with Camille and Julien about the history and trajectory of the Black Crows on the Blister Podcast (episode 64), and here is Part 2:

TOPICS & TIMES:

  • The Black Crows approach to “women-specific” skis (2:12)
  • The Black Crows Arto and Vertis (12:50)
  • The difference between the 16/17 Atris and the current Atris (13:27)
  • Julien’s take on mount points (21:39)
  • The redesigned Corvus (24:19)
  • The redesigned Camox Freebird (25:45)
  • The new Solis (26:55)
  • Camille on the new Black Crows apparel (29:37)

This episode is presented by Marble Brewery. Check out their Reserve Ale that we talk about in the intro.

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<![CDATA[Black Sheep Sports, Sebastian Steinbach (Ep.6)]]> Fri, 29 Dec 2017 17:11:06 GMT 44:57 5a45e00d4d903aa21331784c no full Back in 2010, Sebastian Steinbach had the crazy idea to go against traditional European ski culture and open a freeride-specific shop in Munich, Germany. Black Sheep Sports became one of the first dedicated freeride shops in Europe, and it has since evolved into one of the best freeride and backcountry shops in the Alps — which is why Black Sheep is on our list of Blister Recommended Shops.

Blister senior editor, Sam Shaheen, was in Munich earlier this season to talk with Sebastian about how Black Sheep got started, the ski culture in Europe vs the ski culture in North America, and about some of Sebastian’s current favorite skis and boots for skiing in Europe.

TOPICS & TIMES:

  • Justin Bobb on his favorite Marble beer, Marble Red Ale (1:23)
  • Why the name "Black Sheep"? (7:50)
  • The crazy idea of opening a freeride shop in Europe (11:16)
  • European race & ski touring culture vs freeride culture (14:56)
  • Off-Piste Skiing & Resort Boundary Lines — US vs Europe (18:49)
  • For skiing in the Alps, which skis & brands are you currently high on? (25:21)
  • Which ski boots are you most excited about? (32:48)
  • Interlude: Breakfast Beer! (36:12)
  • Back to ski boots & ski bindings (36:48)
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Back in 2010, Sebastian Steinbach had the crazy idea to go against traditional European ski culture and open a freeride-specific shop in Munich, Germany. Black Sheep Sports became one of the first dedicated freeride shops in Europe, and it has since evolved into one of the best freeride and backcountry shops in the Alps — which is why Black Sheep is on our list of Blister Recommended Shops.

Blister senior editor, Sam Shaheen, was in Munich earlier this season to talk with Sebastian about how Black Sheep got started, the ski culture in Europe vs the ski culture in North America, and about some of Sebastian’s current favorite skis and boots for skiing in Europe.

TOPICS & TIMES:

  • Justin Bobb on his favorite Marble beer, Marble Red Ale (1:23)
  • Why the name "Black Sheep"? (7:50)
  • The crazy idea of opening a freeride shop in Europe (11:16)
  • European race & ski touring culture vs freeride culture (14:56)
  • Off-Piste Skiing & Resort Boundary Lines — US vs Europe (18:49)
  • For skiing in the Alps, which skis & brands are you currently high on? (25:21)
  • Which ski boots are you most excited about? (32:48)
  • Interlude: Breakfast Beer! (36:12)
  • Back to ski boots & ski bindings (36:48)
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<![CDATA[On the Fritschi Tecton & Vipec Evo (Ep.5)]]> Sat, 23 Dec 2017 17:50:49 GMT 40:00 5a3e0569d918e06930c20a6f no full Today we are talking about two new alpine-touring bindings from Fritschi, the Tecton 12, and the Vipec Evo 12. We’ve just put up full reviews of both the Tecton 12 and the Vipec Evo 12, and we wanted to go deeper with Blister reviewers Brian Lindahl and Cy Whitling about their experience with these new products, and how they would rank them against some of the the other most popular alpine touring bindings on the market.

TOPICS & TIMES:

  • Brian's extremely memorable tour on the Tecton (1:35)
  • How Brian first got interested in the Fritschi Vipec very early on (3:00)
  • A/B-ing the Tecton with the Marker Kingpin (8:15)
  • A/B-ing the Tecton with an alpine binding (17:40)
  • On the Fritschi Vipec Evo 12 (22:39)
  • Updates to the Vipec Evo (24:43)
  • Fritschi Vipec Evo vs. Dynafit Radical 2.0, G3 ION, and Marker Kingpin (27:38)
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Today we are talking about two new alpine-touring bindings from Fritschi, the Tecton 12, and the Vipec Evo 12. We’ve just put up full reviews of both the Tecton 12 and the Vipec Evo 12, and we wanted to go deeper with Blister reviewers Brian Lindahl and Cy Whitling about their experience with these new products, and how they would rank them against some of the the other most popular alpine touring bindings on the market.

TOPICS & TIMES:

  • Brian's extremely memorable tour on the Tecton (1:35)
  • How Brian first got interested in the Fritschi Vipec very early on (3:00)
  • A/B-ing the Tecton with the Marker Kingpin (8:15)
  • A/B-ing the Tecton with an alpine binding (17:40)
  • On the Fritschi Vipec Evo 12 (22:39)
  • Updates to the Vipec Evo (24:43)
  • Fritschi Vipec Evo vs. Dynafit Radical 2.0, G3 ION, and Marker Kingpin (27:38)
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<![CDATA[The New Volkl Mantra M5 (Ep.4)]]> Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:00:19 GMT 41:30 no
Last month, Blister editor Sam Shaheen headed to Germany to ski the new Mantra M5, to tour the extremely impressive Volkl factory in Straubing, Germany, and to speak to two key designers at Volkl: Tobias Heil, the head of R&D at Volkl, and Dominik Grunert, the lead designer on the Mantra M5 and the women’s version of the Mantra, the Volkl Secret.

This is a really fascinating conversation — and an extremely uncommon event. In 90+ years that Volkl has been around, rarely (if ever) has a review publication been granted this degree of direct access to Volkl R&D and Engineering, and Tobias and Dominik were extremely interesting, candid, and knowledgeable talking about the Mantra M5 in particular, and about the guiding design principles at Volkl in general.

So you can check out Sam’s conversation with Tobias and Dominik here, then head over to blisterreview.com to read our accompanying writeup and Sam’s initial on-snow impressions of the new Mantra M5.

TOPICS & TIMES:

What were your trying to achieve with this 5th version of the Mantra, the M5? (2:28) * Talk about the changes and the guiding design principles? (3:38) * History of the Mantra (6:55) * Will this new shape and / or construction make its way into other Volkl skis? (9:35) * The women’s version of the Mantra — the Volkl Secret (10:08) * Which skis on the market is the Mantra M5 set to compete against? (12:20) * Of the 5 different iterations of the Mantra, which are your personal favorites? (13:38) * Dominik on the Volkl 100Eight (16:30) * Rocker Profiles & Flex Patterns (17:50) * Weight — what is Volkl’s position on construction & weight? (23:03) * The possibility of bringing back a limited run of the metal Katana? (25:35) * Predictions: where is ski design headed in the next 5 years? (28:15)]]>

Last month, Blister editor Sam Shaheen headed to Germany to ski the new Mantra M5, to tour the extremely impressive Volkl factory in Straubing, Germany, and to speak to two key designers at Volkl: Tobias Heil, the head of R&D at Volkl, and Dominik Grunert, the lead designer on the Mantra M5 and the women’s version of the Mantra, the Volkl Secret.

This is a really fascinating conversation — and an extremely uncommon event. In 90+ years that Volkl has been around, rarely (if ever) has a review publication been granted this degree of direct access to Volkl R&D and Engineering, and Tobias and Dominik were extremely interesting, candid, and knowledgeable talking about the Mantra M5 in particular, and about the guiding design principles at Volkl in general.

So you can check out Sam’s conversation with Tobias and Dominik here, then head over to blisterreview.com to read our accompanying writeup and Sam’s initial on-snow impressions of the new Mantra M5.

TOPICS & TIMES:

What were your trying to achieve with this 5th version of the Mantra, the M5? (2:28) * Talk about the changes and the guiding design principles? (3:38) * History of the Mantra (6:55) * Will this new shape and / or construction make its way into other Volkl skis? (9:35) * The women’s version of the Mantra — the Volkl Secret (10:08) * Which skis on the market is the Mantra M5 set to compete against? (12:20) * Of the 5 different iterations of the Mantra, which are your personal favorites? (13:38) * Dominik on the Volkl 100Eight (16:30) * Rocker Profiles & Flex Patterns (17:50) * Weight — what is Volkl’s position on construction & weight? (23:03) * The possibility of bringing back a limited run of the metal Katana? (25:35) * Predictions: where is ski design headed in the next 5 years? (28:15)]]>
<![CDATA[The New Salomon S/LAB SHIFT MNC (Ep.3)]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:23:23 GMT 1:01:02 no
TOPICS & TIMES:

Introductions — Cody Townsend, Chris Rubens, Sam Shaheen, and Ben Sublet (1:58); What does this binding do, and what makes it different? (5:45); Which boots work with this binding? (11:15); "No compromise" safety (14:23); How & when did the idea originate, and why was it controversial? (15:10); How long has the current version of the binding been tested? (23:33); The big breakthrough: carbon-infused plastic (27:09); Downhill Performance: Salomon STH2 vs. S/LAB SHIFT (29:20); What was the most difficult element of this binding to design? (34:23); How the toe works (37:10); How often and in what scenarios will Cody & Chris use this binding? (39:40); Uphill performance (and why "touring steep is stupid" (47:48); Icing Issues? (52:08); Durability & the question of consumers as Beta testers (55:30)]]>

TOPICS & TIMES:

Introductions — Cody Townsend, Chris Rubens, Sam Shaheen, and Ben Sublet (1:58); What does this binding do, and what makes it different? (5:45); Which boots work with this binding? (11:15); "No compromise" safety (14:23); How & when did the idea originate, and why was it controversial? (15:10); How long has the current version of the binding been tested? (23:33); The big breakthrough: carbon-infused plastic (27:09); Downhill Performance: Salomon STH2 vs. S/LAB SHIFT (29:20); What was the most difficult element of this binding to design? (34:23); How the toe works (37:10); How often and in what scenarios will Cody & Chris use this binding? (39:40); Uphill performance (and why "touring steep is stupid" (47:48); Icing Issues? (52:08); Durability & the question of consumers as Beta testers (55:30)]]>
<![CDATA[The Making of Our Winter Buyer’s Guide (Ep.2)]]> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 01:53:30 GMT 59:35 no
TOPICS & TIMES:

A very cool thing we did recently at marblebrewing.com (2:16); The blurring of ski categories (3:15); What we talk about when we talk about “Frontside” (8:56); The pros and cons of the growing category of “50/50” Skis (13:57); 17/18 Season -- the year of the binding? (22:15); “Stated Range of Motion” numbers on AT boots & the Scarpa Freedom RS (23:07); Some of the most head-scratching claims we saw from some other buyers guides about the Blizzard Rustler 10, J Skis The Metal, and ON3P Billy Goat (29:03); Note about our “Blister Spectrums” (35:37); Note about our Ski Quiver Selections in the Buyer’s Guide (38:19); We discuss the rationale behind our Blister “Best Of” Awards, and some specific winners: Patagonia MicroPuff; Scarpa Maestrale RS; and K2 Ikonic 84 Ti (42:52); Almost “Best Of” Award winners: G3 SENDr 112, The North Face Ventrix (51:46)
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TOPICS & TIMES:

A very cool thing we did recently at marblebrewing.com (2:16); The blurring of ski categories (3:15); What we talk about when we talk about “Frontside” (8:56); The pros and cons of the growing category of “50/50” Skis (13:57); 17/18 Season -- the year of the binding? (22:15); “Stated Range of Motion” numbers on AT boots & the Scarpa Freedom RS (23:07); Some of the most head-scratching claims we saw from some other buyers guides about the Blizzard Rustler 10, J Skis The Metal, and ON3P Billy Goat (29:03); Note about our “Blister Spectrums” (35:37); Note about our Ski Quiver Selections in the Buyer’s Guide (38:19); We discuss the rationale behind our Blister “Best Of” Awards, and some specific winners: Patagonia MicroPuff; Scarpa Maestrale RS; and K2 Ikonic 84 Ti (42:52); Almost “Best Of” Award winners: G3 SENDr 112, The North Face Ventrix (51:46)
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<![CDATA[Hoji on the new Dynafit Hoji Boots (Ep.1)]]> Wed, 08 Nov 2017 16:24:30 GMT 1:22:23 no
TOPICS & TIMES:

Welcome to our new GEAR:30 podcast (0:00); When and where the idea of Blister was born (1:10); What were the design aims of this boot, and what is unique about it? (2:52); The “PDA” design of this boot (15:42); The various iterations of the “Hoji” boot (18:07); Weight of the Hoji (23:32); The width of the boot + Hoji’s sizing recommendations (27:18); Fit of the Hoji Pro Tour vs. Fit of the Dynafit Vulcan (31:15); The buckles & ankle retention (35:30); Crampon Compatibility (39:58); Range of Motion - Forward & Rearward (42:05); Durability - Bushings & Cables (44:33); Hoji’s approach to boot testing (53:20); Where would you locate the Hoji among the Vulcan, Beast, and TLT 7? (1:00:15); Where would you locate the Hoji among non-Dynafit boots? (1:02:31); Flex of the boot (1:07:17); Why Eric thinks you should try skiing with your boots unbuckled (1:12:58); Any plans to work on a new AT binding? (1:16:05)
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TOPICS & TIMES:

Welcome to our new GEAR:30 podcast (0:00); When and where the idea of Blister was born (1:10); What were the design aims of this boot, and what is unique about it? (2:52); The “PDA” design of this boot (15:42); The various iterations of the “Hoji” boot (18:07); Weight of the Hoji (23:32); The width of the boot + Hoji’s sizing recommendations (27:18); Fit of the Hoji Pro Tour vs. Fit of the Dynafit Vulcan (31:15); The buckles & ankle retention (35:30); Crampon Compatibility (39:58); Range of Motion - Forward & Rearward (42:05); Durability - Bushings & Cables (44:33); Hoji’s approach to boot testing (53:20); Where would you locate the Hoji among the Vulcan, Beast, and TLT 7? (1:00:15); Where would you locate the Hoji among non-Dynafit boots? (1:02:31); Flex of the boot (1:07:17); Why Eric thinks you should try skiing with your boots unbuckled (1:12:58); Any plans to work on a new AT binding? (1:16:05)
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<![CDATA[Introducing: GEAR:30]]> Mon, 06 Nov 2017 19:48:35 GMT 1:34 no