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The Kabookie Bids Adieu

The Kabookie Bids Adieu

A sad bit of news I unfortunately have to report following the WWSRA demo at Mammoth (more)

Kabookie vs. Bonafide

Kabookie vs. Bonafide

Short answer: I prefer the Kabookie. I've played around with both skis for over a year now, and for my body weight (about 145lbs), I'm just not seeing much benefit from the (more)

Blizzard Magnum 8.0 Ti

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Blizzard's Magnum 8.0 Ti has been a darling of the ski media, consistently scoring near the top of the performance-carver class. The Magnum 8.0 Ti is somewhat oddly (more)

Blizzard Scout

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The Scout enters the 2013-2014 All Mountain/Big Mountain class as essentially a metal-free version of Blizzard's award-winning Cochise. If the prospect of a lighter, more (more)

Blizzard Kabookie

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Blizzard's Kabookie ski was one of two new Alpine Touring standouts I found at the 2012 SIA show—the other being Garmont's Cosmos boot. Like the Cosmos, the big news (more)

Blizzard Cochise

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Of all the skis I tried at this year's SIA show, the Blizzard Cochise was easily the biggest surprise. The Cochise didn't just win best of show—it changed how I look at (more)

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