The past 12 months have been a whirlwind. The uncertainty that COVID initially brought to the ski world was unparalleled, and left many small businesses wondering how much longer they’d be around for. Thankfully the ’20-21 ski season drew thousands of new skiers to the ski areas across the globe, and there was no shortage in demand for high quality and locally built ski gear. It’s been a little while since we’ve given you a season update, here’s what we’ve been up to…
Ski Shapes Restructure
We’ll be the first ones to say that here at Folsom, we’ve got a lot of shape options. Part of how we align our customers with the perfect shape is by having so many molds and geometries to choose from. So we figured the least we could do would be to organize all of these shapes in a more clear and concise manner.
Moving forward, Folsom shapes will be categorized into shape families. These families correspond to specific types of snow conditions, and the skier types that will benefit most from using them.
The Spar Family balances hardpack precision and frontside carving with all-mountain performance. It generally features narrower waist widths and shorter turn shapes. The Completo Family utilizes tapered tips and tails to create a user-friendly and intuitive ski, making it a great candidate for a one-ski-quiver. The more aggressive Cash Family balances a tapered tip with full length sidecut through the tails of the skis for added power. At 106 and 117 mm underfoot, the Cash can be a daily driver or big mountain machine. The Primary Family does not utilize any taper, and features tip-to-tail sidecut for superior stability and control at higher speeds. Another all mountain, one-ski-quiver choice for demanding skiers, particularly in the wider widths. Lastly, Folsom’s Reserves are fan favorite specialty shapes that don’t fall into a specific family. Don’t worry, we’re still building them with all of our signature build options.