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  1. Thread: Blister

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    No.

    No.
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    Thanks, man. We always liked talking with you...

    Thanks, man. We always liked talking with you about new product because you always had a really good handle on the details. Which definitely is not always the case in this industry.
  3. Thread: Blister

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    100% Yes to this. We are accountable to our...

    100% Yes to this. We are accountable to our readership and our Blister members. I say it all the time when I'm talking with a Blister member: I honestly don't give a shit what ski or boot or bike you...
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    Hey, everybody - I'm in the middle of a very busy...

    Hey, everybody - I'm in the middle of a very busy week, so apologies that I've been unable to answer all of the questions coming up. I really do appreciate everyone's interest here, the compliments,...
  5. Thread: Blister

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    Just to try to clarify this again: for access to...

    Just to try to clarify this again: for access to all of our Deep Dive Comparisons, it's $29 a year. And as a number of people have attested to in this thread, those Deep Dive Comparisons are really...
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    Got your email, thank you. I'll hit you back...

    Got your email, thank you. I'll hit you back later today. And yeah man, come to CB - let's go skiing.
  7. Thread: Blister

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    I appreciate the mix of criticisms, compliments,...

    I appreciate the mix of criticisms, compliments, and opinions - lots going on in your post, but most importantly: I have no idea where you got the notion that you were "permanently banned from...
  8. Thread: Blister

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    Our reviewer, Sam Shaheen, loves that ski. Jason...

    Our reviewer, Sam Shaheen, loves that ski. Jason Hutchins really liked the first version of it, too. There are author names at the top of every single one of our reviews, so you can see who, exactly,...
  9. Thread: Blister

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    "Seemed to routinely review skis like this" ...

    "Seemed to routinely review skis like this"

    This is a really inaccurate statement, but at least it's funny.
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    Good question, Kyle. Bottom line is that every...

    Good question, Kyle. Bottom line is that every single manufacturer knows that they are not guaranteed some glowing review. And yet, I'm proud of the fact that, even when we have to say that we...
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    Hey, guys - I was sent the link to this thread,...

    Hey, guys - I was sent the link to this thread, just wanted to try to clear up a couple things. (I’m also trying to get out the door to get on the mountain, but happy to try to address follow-up...
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    We noted the stack height in our writeup /...

    We noted the stack height in our writeup / initial review on blister. Stack height is 21-25 mm, depending on your BSL.
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    5'10, 175 - 180 lbs.

    5'10, 175 - 180 lbs.
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    True. The Stash never did.

    True. The Stash never did.
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    Great pics, Fuzz. Thanks.

    Great pics, Fuzz. Thanks.
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    Loved it. Thanks!

    Loved it. Thanks!
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    Only difference is the name and the topsheets.

    Only difference is the name and the topsheets.
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    Bandit Man - I'm just starting to get time on the...

    Bandit Man - I'm just starting to get time on the new Squads, but if what you love most about the 12/13 Squads is their performance in tracked up pow, then yeah, start stockpiling them.
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    Yep. Will be getting on the Belafonte and...

    Yep. Will be getting on the Belafonte and Governor immediately, Ghost Train further down the line.
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    That 186 feels so similar in terms of shape and...

    That 186 feels so similar in terms of shape and flex to the 181 I reviewed on blister, that I'm actually not 100% sure that we need to review it. And originally, the 186 Wren was the #1 ski from the...
  21. Thread: Rossignol

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    "Playful charger" to me = 190 Bibby Pro. That's...

    "Playful charger" to me = 190 Bibby Pro. That's my reference ski. And while I don't expect the Peacemaker to offer as much as the Bibby on the "charger" side of things, I suspect (given what you're...
  22. Thread: Rossignol

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    Huh? I'll 2nd volklpowdermaniac - either the flex...

    Huh? I'll 2nd volklpowdermaniac - either the flex pattern of the pair you were fondling was off by a lot, or ... I can't think of anything to write after the word 'or'.

    Also, the Soul 7 and the...
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    Nice dimensions + nice radius + nice rocker...

    Nice dimensions + nice radius + nice rocker profile + nice weight.

    Definitely, officially intrigued.
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    Might be able to help you out. Email me at...

    Might be able to help you out. Email me at jonathan @ blistergearreview.com
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    I spent some time on the Howitzer this season,...

    I spent some time on the Howitzer this season, though less time than Will, so he wrote the review. He and I are in agreement:

    http://blistergearreview.com/gear-reviews/2012-2013-skilogik-howitzer
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    Ha, definitely no hard feelings. And as I noted...

    Ha, definitely no hard feelings. And as I noted in the review, I spent several days at Snowbird on these, doing high speed laps on the Cirque. Those bumps.

    And again, I've flexed a number of these...
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    I've actually got the Punishers with me here at...

    I've actually got the Punishers with me here at Alta, but Garrett skied them in the Snowbird comp (where he qualified for the FWT next year on them) but did some significant damage to one of the...
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    You say you've skied every type of condition, but...

    You say you've skied every type of condition, but you don't say anything about hardpack bumps. At speed.

    If you're not trying to rage off Alta's High T or Snowbird's Cirque in firm, bumped up...
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    Just to try to clarify this question re: the 191...

    Just to try to clarify this question re: the 191 (and I apologize for the lack of clarity) Dr. Evil is reading it exactly the way Will intended. Will and I both LOVE the 191 Katana, and Will's point...
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    WTF? :confused:

    WTF?

    :confused:
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    Still in shock that Moment is changing up the...

    Still in shock that Moment is changing up the Bibby Pro.

    The New Bibby is 120 underfoot. Will need to go flex it again, because I was mostly in disbelief that they'd really switched up this ski....
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    OP, you're getting some good feedback in this...

    OP, you're getting some good feedback in this thread. I wrote the 1st Blister review on the Cochise. It is a more stable charger than the Sickle. The Sickle is stable - for a playful jib ski. Jason...
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    New Review - RPC

    Here's Will Brown's new review - on a well-tuned RPC.

    I'll post my own review later this week.


    http://www.blistergearreview.com/gear-reviews/2012-2013-dps-wailer-112rpc-2
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    Unfortunately, not really. I only skied the 196...

    Unfortunately, not really. I only skied the 196 Bodacious in Japan, and that length difference stood out more than the performance differences from the Squad in deep chop. Hoping to ski the 186...
  35. Just to confirm you're suspicions, for what...

    Just to confirm you're suspicions, for what you're describing, the Squad is still the better option than the 193 Automatic. Glad you found the right fit.
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    I care, so thanks. And the only reason I care...

    I care, so thanks. And the only reason I care about a couple of millimeters is that it shows this ski is less pintail-y than advertised. Obviously, not all pintails are created equal, and as I talk...
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    Had them in Alta for a couple days, have them in...

    Had them in Alta for a couple days, have them in Taos now. Update...early next week.

    Definitely a different ski than the fiascos we had in LL.

    (Sigh)
  38. Actually, the "190" Squad is much more similar to...

    Actually, the "190" Squad is much more similar to the 190 Bibby than it is to the 186 Automatic.

    I like all 3 skis a lot, but the 186 Automatic is certainly the quickest of the bunch, the Bibby...
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    Nice review, TTF, and good to see some feedback...

    Nice review, TTF, and good to see some feedback on this ski. I'd like to check it out. Really sorry to hear about the leg. Hope you heal up quick and well.
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    Belafonte vs. Cochise: ...

    Belafonte vs. Cochise:

    http://blistergearreview.com/gear-reviews/3rd-look-moment-belafonte-182cm
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    Figured I'd better go back and read my review,...

    Figured I'd better go back and read my review, see if I needed to clarify anything.

    Long and short, I'll stand by everything I wrote. The whole point of my review was - after discusssing pow...
  42. Thanks. And lest anybody mistakenly lumps Blister...

    Thanks. And lest anybody mistakenly lumps Blister in with the other review outlets, we don't ask for or accept any money from the companies we review. One of the reasons that our stuff doesn't read...
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    Stockli was supposed to send us several skis to...

    Stockli was supposed to send us several skis to review this past winter (including the Stormrider 95 and the 110)...said we were to be receiving them any day...and they never arrived.

    ?

    So we...
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    :nonono2:

    :nonono2:
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    Zero chance that alTAos would be into the 108,...

    Zero chance that alTAos would be into the 108, and the 108 isn't nearly as stiff as the Belafonte. The Cham 107 is a ski that alTAos has already ruled out, I believe, but that's a really interesting...
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    Truest thing ever posted to TGR.

    Truest thing ever posted to TGR.
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    Important caveat to our initial review of the RPC

    I just posted this editor's note to our RPC review:


    [Editor's Note: Unfortunately, we have to place a significant caveat on our initial review of the RPC. Upon returning from South America, we...
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    ...and Jason's review is now up. Like I said, he...

    ...and Jason's review is now up. Like I said, he spent less time than I did getting them dialed-to-taste.

    http://blistergearreview.com/gear-reviews/2012-2013-praxis-mvp-part-two
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    REVIEW: 2012-2013 Praxis MVP, 187cm

    Starting this mostly so that glademaster will stop IB-ing the hell out of the Guardian thread. :)

    Since I was screwing with the tune for most of the time I was on these (typical razor-sharp...
  50. Glademaster: if I was able to spend less of my...

    Glademaster: if I was able to spend less of my time life coaching alTAos, that review would have been done long ago. I'm actually supposed to be writing it right now, but you know, between the life...
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