New UltraLITE Touring Construction

Over the last few years, the shift in the ski industry towards lightweight touring skis has been substantial.  Through this time, Folsom’s touring builds have evolved slightly, but even in Folsom’s traditional lightweight touring constructions, skis still weighed in around 1800-2000 g/ski for longer mid-width shapes.  This winter and spring, we’ve been prototyping a new…

WATCH: BLISTER Summit Panel – Ski Design in 2022

The second annual Blister Review Summit was a great experience! Hosted down in Crested Butte, CO attendees had the opportunity to try next season’s ’22-23 skis, bindings, boots, and more. In addition to the on snow demos during the day, Blister also held nightly panel sessions with industry leaders, product designers and professional athletes.  …

2022: Restructuring & Expanding

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…

WATCH: Ski Shapes by Family

Custom skis always begin with the ski shape.  The ski shape is what dictates your ski’s length and geometry (tip-waist-tail dimensions, sidecut, and taper), and we have consolidated our shapes into four families as follows: Spar, Completo, Cash, and Primary.  (There are a few outlier shapes that don’t necessarily fall into a single family, and…

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…

Best Summer Activities For Skiing

I’ve just cut the grass for the fifth time, the thermostat says its 80 degrees inside my house, and the skiing’s all gone to sun cups and mashers. It appears that summer has arrived again, which means it’s time to retire the Rapture, put up the Primary, stow the Spar, tap-out the Trigger and cash…

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…