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Blister Winter 19/20 Buyers Guide Out Now

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Spence, Sep 30, 2019.

  1. Spence

    Spence One of Us

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    The online version link is here:
    winter-buyers-guide

    Personally I find their gear reviews have been a very good starting point. They seem very thorough in their research and testing, even going so far as to measure and weigh skis themselves and give actual dimensions as well as manufacturers stated dimensions. At the very least it works as a good aggregation point to be able to see a lot of brands broken down by category all in the one place. And for me it just works as a great gear-porn site :thumbs:
     
  2. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I just had a flick through it and I was in furious agreement with a few of the skis that I've spent a decent amount of time on.

    I don't like how they rate different lengths of skis as when you own a ski shop you see that people come in all shapes and sizes, and just because the Blister guys (who I am assuming are late 20s/early 30s athletic expert skiers) like the 186cm version of a ski more than the 179, that information isn't really relevant to a dude who is 170cm and 65kg.

    But apart from that it's pretty spot on.
     
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  3. Chowder11

    Chowder11 Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    They are usually pretty impartial which is nice.
    I’ll have a good read tomorrow but looks like a nice tool for the up coming season as usual
     
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    skifree grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Must not read.

    Must not read.

    Have enough skis already.

    Apparently.
     
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    They will often do separate reviews of the same ski in a couple of the different lengths. See the Moment Wild Cat for example. Two different reviews for the 190 and 184.
    But I totally agree re their experience/skill level vs that of the more average skier. As mentioned It’s a good aggregator. Easy than jumping around every manufacturers websites. They also feature a lot of the less traditional manufacturers and don’t seem to show bias towards the big name manufacturers.
     
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