Designing Custom Folsom Skis with Co-Founder MikeMcCabe
1 hr 7 min

A month already since the last episode of the podcast, and a (low) record breaking number, this being only the 4th episode published this season. I recorded this a while back over the summer, so it's a little overdue and at the same time it's right in time for the skiing season. My guest for this episode is Mic McCabe, one of the co-founders of Folsom Skis in Denver, Colorado. As you may know if you follow me on social media, I really got back into skiing pretty seriously two years ago. I hadn't skied since I was a kid and relearned in the French Alps.

Last season I bought an old second pair of skis with the intention of both improving my skiing and  trying a few other pairs of skis. Of course I totally geeked out, read tons about it and tried about 12 different pairs of skis from different brands, sometimes 3 in the same day! While in Telluride I found out about custom skis, then found out about Folsom, I talked to them on the phone a few times, finally tried their skis in Breckenridge on Easter weekend 2018, and loved them so much I ordered a pair! I also commissioned an awesome illustrator for the top sheet for those to become my Ice Cream for Everyone skis.

I hadn't talked with a custom product engineer, designer, and manufacturer, I thought it might be a fun conversation for the podcast.

A few of the things mentioned in the episode:
  • Folsom Skis
  • Follow Folsom on Instagram and Facebook
  • Mike McCabe
  • Colorado
  • Loveland
  • CU Boulder
  • Winter Park
  • Freestyle skiing
  • Moguls / bumps
  • Big Mountain Skiing
  • Race Skiing
  • Freeride Skiing
  • Motocross
  • Wakeboarding
  • Engineering
  • Blue whale > structure that it inspired in building wings?
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Rossignol
  • Dynastar
  • Poplar
  • Bamboo
  • Maple
  • Aspen
  • Vibration dampener
  • Wagner Custom Skis
  • K2
  • Atomic
  • Trigger II Shape
  • DPS Skis
  • Vail Resorts / Epic Pass
  • Alterra Mountains / Ikon Pass
  • ManHunt
  • How Google Works
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