Folsom Skis & the New Blister Pro 104 (Ep.66)



TOPICS & TIMES:

  • Folsom’s new pop-up store in Aspen (2:05)
  • 2-3 Days: custom skis built & delivered?? (5:20)
  • 19/20 Folsom lineup highlights (10:52)
  • Backstory of the BLISTER Pro 104 (13:05)
  • The prototypes: good & bad surprises (18:25)
  • Final product design details (29:00)
  • BLISTER Pro 104 vs other Folsom skis? (35:46)
  • D.E.V. Tech ! ! ! (42:16)
  • Was working with us a nightmare? (43:34) 

We’ve been working on a special project with Folsom Custom Skis (you’ve maybe seen a glimpse or two on our Instagram account), and we’re finally ready to discuss the details about it with Folsom’s Mike McCabe.

And in addition to diving deep into the backstory and the progression of this Folsom Blister Pro 104, we also talk about Folsom’s (insane?) new plan to build and deliver custom skis in 2-3 days; go over some highlights from the 19/20 Folsom lineup; and we ask Mike how much of a nightmare it was to work with us on this project. 

Mike McCabe of Folsom skis goes on Blister's GEAR:30 podcast to discuss Folsom's new pop-up shop in Aspen, their 19/20 ski line, and the new Folsom Blister Pro 104 ski.
Folsom Blister Pro 104, 4th iteration
Mike McCabe of Folsom skis goes on Blister's GEAR:30 podcast to discuss Folsom's new pop-up shop in Aspen, their 19/20 ski line, and the new Folsom Blister Pro 104 ski.
Folsom Blister Pro 104, 4th iteration

7 comments on “Folsom Skis & the New Blister Pro 104 (Ep.66)”

  1. Fun podcast. Folsom skis are great–I own a couple of pairs, and I really, really like them. As a big, tall guy, I have found nothing on the market that compares. Among the many interesting topics on this podcast, one thing stands out: the interaction of side cut, tip rocker, and flex, and how this effects things like turn initiation. I know that’s a huge and complex topic, but it would be great to see a deep-in-the weeds exploration of how these fine details of ski design influence performance. Thanks, and keep up the great work!

  2. Hopefully there will be shorter lengths available 182? 184? Looks like an awesome all mountain ski. I may have to sell my Nordica Enforcers lol!

  3. 73mm tip splay is getting close to the Wren’s splay. This is a great thing for the PNW where width does not pay the dividends as much as tip getting above the crud and so called pow in these parts.

    I’ll take ~105 underfoot with much tip and and splay over ~115 underfoot with lighter splay in Whistler. YMMV.

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