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 we call those our Reserves.) So, how do you know what shape is going to be best for you?
This video is intended to distinguish each shape family from the others, and highlight the intended uses for all Folsom shapes. Specifically noted is the amount of taper each shape family incorporates, which typically correlates to different styles of skiing.
Each ski shape family has its own design philosophy with characteristics that work well for different types of skiers…
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 series 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 series 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.
No matter what your style, where you’re skiing or how much experience you have, Folsom Skis has a shape for you. Of course, we are always here to help walk you through the custom fit process. If you’re still having trouble identifying the right shape for your skiing, don’t hesitate to fill out a custom fit form here.