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 compete against (and beat) skis like the Nordica Enforcer 104 and the Fischer Ranger 102, originally oriented for larger individuals, the Primary 104 only came in lengths from 181cm to 191cm.
This season, we are proud to announce that the Primary 104’s length range has expanded, and it is now available in lengths from 160cm to 191cm.
After a full season on the market, we were confident with this decision because of the great feedback we received on the Primary 104. Nearly every Primary 104 that was customized and purchased was by taller men. After hearing that it was very predictable, powerful and truly a quiver killer, we knew we had to expand it’s range.
In our current lineup of skis under ~170cm in length, we realized there was a bit of a gap in ski widths and intended performance. That gap existed between the 95mm underfoot Catwalk, and the 106mm Cash 106. Hence, the birth of the shorter Primary 104.
You may be wondering, “well the 104mm underfoot width of the Primary 104 isn’t so off from the 106mm width of the Cash, so what’s the point?”
For the new lengths of the Primary 104 (160cm – 174cm) we actually slimmed the waist down to 102mm. The tip and tail width stay the same (134-102-122mm) but we slimmed the underfoot width down the give the ski a little more sidecut (17m turn radius), which will make it much friendlier to turning and controlling ones speed with the edges of the ski, rather than straight lining everything. Don’t get us wrong though, this ski still rips.
The other difference when compared to the Cash 106 (and Completo as well), which are closest in terms of dimensions, is that unlike the other two, the Primary 104 has no tip and tail taper. This ultimately means that it’s going to offer the maximum effective edge that it can offer, which gives greater predictability, power and versatility for the advanced skier. The Completo is very versatile itself, but often not enough ski for smaller individuals looking to rip up the whole mountain, and the Cash 106 (138-106-124) is more of a powder oriented ski thanks to its large tip shovel. The Primary 104 splits the gap between the two perfectly, and is truly a one-ski quiver that can handle anything on the mountain.
We are also proud to say that there will be demo versions of the Primary 104 in both resort and touring builds that you can take for a test ride at our Aspen Showroom (616 E. Hyman Ave, Aspen CO, 81611). Whether you’re looking to get off the Silver Queen Gondola and rip the whole mountain, add a 50/50 resort / backcountry setup to your quiver, or you’re looking for a strong, lightweight touring set up, we’ve got you covered with the new Primary 104.
Same as always, the new Primary 104 lengths are fully customizable, so no matter what you’re looking for in this ski, we can make it happen. Fill out a Custom Fit Form today so that we can start crafting the perfect pair of skis for you to make this the best season yet.