Folsom to launch graphene-enhanced custom skis later in 2021

Ski equipment maker Folsom is launching new graphene-enhanced custom skis. Folsom is collaborating with MITO Materials, to add the graphene into Folsom Custom Skis resin. The graphene is said to increase performance, reduce weight and improve the product's toughness and endurance.

Folsom Custom Skis with Mito Materials' graphene

Towards the end of 2020, Folsom produced three custom skis, that adopt the new graphene-enhanced resin. These skis were tested throughout the season, and Folsom said there are "notable improvements in the flex, dampening, and structural properties that you could quantify in the lab and on the slopes". Folsom will start offering graphene-enhanced skis in its next generation 2021 line, which will start shipping in September 2021.

In 2014 HEAD launched a line of skis that featured graphene, stating that graphene enables them to reduce weight while increasing the product's strength. Graphene was used in the midsection of the groomer ski category to allow heavier tip and tail of the ski to grip the snow, and in powder boards graphene was used in the tip and tail to allow the ski to float through the fluff. HEAD's graphene-enhanced skis are still in production today.

Posted: Jul 22,2021 by Ron Mertens