Recommend Construction Combinations Explained

Last season, we introduced Recommended Construction Combinations to our ski shape pages. Custom skis are magical when they use the right materials for the end user, but if you’re not an expert in ski materials and construction, how are you supposed to know what options to choose? This blog will first take you through our…

Ski Lingo Dictionary

We’ll be the first to tell you that ski lingo and terminology can be (1) difficult to understand, (2) vague, and (3) just straight up confusing at times. Understanding terms like, “corduroy”, “après” and “gaper” are important if you ever want to walk the walk. But what about when you’re buying skis? If you’re looking…

Primary 104: New Lengths Available

Last year we worked with our friends over at BLISTER Gear Review to bring you a limited edition ski, the BLISTER Pro 104 (you can check out their review HERE). We enjoyed that ski so much that we then created a customizable version of it, the Primary 104, based off the identical tip-waist-tail dimensions. Set to…

Sustainability in Ski Manufacturing

Building skis is a very messy process that produces a lot of waste. Every ski manufacturer out there, big and small will all admit that building skis is not an environmentally friendly activity. The vast majority of skis that are built using modern day technology and techniques use epoxy, fiberglass, carbon fiber, and multiple grades…

Folsom Interns: Where Are They Now?

Folsom’s internship program is a larger piece of our business than most people realize. Typically, an internship position may sound like the “coffee run” job, but we can assure you that’s not the case at Folsom Custom Skis. We heavily rely on interns to get hands on with our skis before and after production, and…

🚨 New Shape: The Spar Turbo 🚨

The Spar 88 and Spar 78 have been flagship skis in the Folsom lineup since their inception. New for the 20/21 season, we are excited to expand the Spar series further with the introduction of the Spar Turbo. With a lightning fast turning radius and radically new tip and tail shapes, the Spar Turbo is…

What is Rocker and Camber?

Up until about a decade ago, rocker was virtually unheard of in ski design. Professional skier Shane McConkey was known for pushing the boundaries of skiing in all forms of the sport, and in 2006, there was brand new technology available on the ski market. Rocker was a term that was entirely foreign, and completely…

No lifts, No Problem

Doug Mock is a Folsom athlete who, from the first skis he bought from us, to the builds we sponsor him with today, have all been full carbon, lightweight touring skis.  He hasn’t ridden a chairlift in nearly a decade and knows exactly what to look for in a good backcountry ski.  For these reasons,…