Folsom Custom Primary

A review of the Folsom Custom Primary in the 2017 POWDER Buyer's Guide

Details Details

Price: $850

Lengths: 174, 182, 184, 188, 192cm

Dimensions: 141-110-131mm

Radius: 25m

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One of the best, unintended consequences of the modern ski shape is the self-serve face shot: Build up speed, then throw them sideways. And the Primary—with its very subtle full-length rocker and hardly any camber—is better suited for buttering and sliding than charging full bore on edge. The core is a blend of maple, poplar, and bamboo, with carbon stringers for pop, giving it the personality of a fl ow rider. "Edge hold on groomers is slightly unpredictable," says school teacher Aaron Hansen. "The skier needs to pay attention to how much pressure they stick on these skis. Too much and the ski wants to spin. Back off and things will be fine."