The Primary has been a staple of the Folsom Skis shape lineup for upwards of 10 years. Over these years, the Primary evolved into the Primary 110, however the waist width would fluctuate from 107mm, to 110mm, to 114mm underfoot depending on the ski length. In addition to the waist width variance, the radius jumped rather sporadically from 18m to 27m, giving the ski a very different feel depending on the length. And on top of all this, the length offering bottomed out at just 172cm. So, we figured it was time for the Primary 110 to get a bit of a facelift…
Moving forward, the all new Primary 110 will boast a 110mm waist from 159cm all the way to 194cm. The new molds were prototyped over the course of the 22-23 season, and put to the real test at the 2023 Blister Summit at Crested Butte. The response to the demos was glowing in a variety of different conditions, and the dimensions of 146.110.132mm were locked in for the shape’s rollout to the public (radius @ 16m, 19m, and 22m depending on length).
Folsom Skis CEO Mike McCabe said about the ski, “The new Primary 110 was designed to be a more reasonable 110 offering for skiers looking for this width. We made the turning radius tighter and increased the width slightly to allow this ski to be more reactive and give the skier a more user friendly feel. With versatility and an intuitive feel as the target, the new geometry makes this ski a really fun ride for average resort pow days as well as mixed snow days.”
Did you love your old Primary 110 build? Fret not… The older molds with the 25m and 27m radius measurements will carry on under a classic Folsom shape name, the Giver. In Folsom’s younger years (the early 2010s), the Giver was Folsom’s long radius 114mm underfoot shape with a whopping 32m radius. We quickly learned that it took a very particular type of skier to enjoy this shape, but the new Giver will still carry on that wide, long radius, big-mountain crusher mentality.
Fill out a Custom Fit Form today to get your new Primary 110 into the late season build queue. Snow is falling across the western US and Canada, and lead times are nice and short this time of year!