Explo 86

Explo 86

The Explo 86 is a narrower version of its big brother, designed for use on firmer snow. What this new edition of the Explo loses in flotation, it gains in edge grip and stability. The Explo 86 is lighter, making it perfect for ski touring.


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Ski size
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Aidez-moi à choisir ma taille de ski

The choice of good ski size is very important for an optimal sliding experience. Several factors are to be considered when choosing the size of your skiing, such as: its size, his weight and the type of ski.

You will find below a table to guide you in the choice of your ski size, depending on your size. However, it is important to consider his Needs and places you ski.

Your size Pionnier 104 Explo 96 Zigzag 92
5'3 ''/160 cm 164 cm 162 cm -
5'5 ''/165 cm 164 - 172 cm 162 cm -
5'7 ''/170 cm 172 cm 172 cm -
5'9 ''/175 cm 180 cm 172 cm 177 cm
5'11 ''/180 cm 180 cm 182 cm 177 cm
6'1 ''/185 cm 188 cm 182 cm 177 cm
6'3 ''/190 cm 188 cm 182 cm -

Why choose a longer ski?

  • Your ski experience level is advanced/expert
  • You like skiing quickly and enjoy high -speed stability
  • You like skiing aggressively
  • You are looking for a better flotation
  • You are heavier than average for your size
  • You think your current skis are too short
  • You ski on land with a lot of space

Why choose a shorter ski?

  • You are a beginner in alpine skiing
  • You favor agility to float
  • You ski more slowly / you want to start turns at low speed
  • You don't ski aggressively
  • You are lighter than the average for your size
  • You think your current skis are too long
  • You ski on narrow terrain


We suggest:

Pionnier 104

About the size of the person and a few cm more

Explo 96

About the size of the person and a few cm less

Zigzag 92

 About the size of the skier

Delivery planned in mid-November.
  • Semi-cap sidewall: Semi-cap sidewall: this construction offers the same durability and edge retention as standard or "sandwich" construction, but with lower weight and greater impact resistance. Unlike other manufacturers, our semi-cap construction includes a full-length sidewall for complete protection.
  • Tail block: The tail of our skis is designed to hold your skins in place. What's more, it can be notched for a better fit with your skin clip. So you can venture out with confidence, even in the toughest conditions.
  • Short radius for ski width: Short radius for ski width: allows you to initiate fast, energetic turns (perfect for tight couloirs). A very agile and playful ski.
  • Progressive rocker

  • Grip flex : Increased torsional stiffness for grip and stability.

  • Good ratio of stiffness to flexibility
    • Find out more about stiffness distribution : click here






Tip width (mm)





Waist width (mm)





Tail width (mm)





Radius (m)





Weight per ski (g)





  • Designed and manufactured in Quebec
  • Carbon neutral
  • 2 year warranty
  • Free delivery to Canada

Complete the set and receive 10% on bindings and skins:

À qui s'adresse l'Explo 86?



The interior of your Explo 86

The poplar cores used in Ferreol skis come from sustainable forests. This means they are cut with the greatest respect for the environment. Selective cutting is carried out to improve forest regeneration. To minimize waste, the wood is assembled and travels less than 100 km before arriving at the manufacturing plant in Rimouski. Finally, poplar makes skis lighter and more resistant.

The titanal mounting plate is designed to face the most difficult conditions. It adds isotropic stiffness under the boot, which increases adhesion and stability on firm snow. In addition, its superior quality makes it possible to exceed the necessary safety standards.

Our polyamide topsheet is 50% bio-based, made up of 20% recycled materials and comes from castor oil. This makes our skis extremely durable and waterproof, which guarantees the longevity of our products. In addition, the graphics are digitally printed on this material, which reduces the environmental impact of our topsheet.

Although the fiberglass is not as stiff as carbon fiber, it is stronger. Strength is the capacity of a fiber not to break under the force of a load. This is why this fiber is the ideal choice when it comes to adding strength and sustainability to skis.

Carbon fiber has the perfect mechanical properties for the construction of high-end skis. It is also well suited to hiking skis, due to its excellent weigth/stiffness ratio. Carbon makes the ski light on the climb, but solid on the descent.

We use the Super Sap epoxy of Entropy Resins in all our skis. This epoxy is bio-based, which means that the materials used for its manufacture come from renewable organic matter. In addition, this epoxy offers the same performance as traditional resins, but with a lower environmental impact.

Stiffness distributions

We have made available to you the stiffness distributions of our skis. More transparency, more information and a quantified and objective means of informing you.

Bending stiffness

Torsional stiffness


Life cycle analysis.

In collaboration with an external environmental firm, we have analyzed each stage of the production of our skis to assess their environmental footprint.

LCA of the Explo

The Explo 86 has an average carbon footprint of 23.11 kgco2eq, which roughly corresponds to the carbon emissions produced by a small car over 122 km.

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Material footprint of the Explo 86

In order to optimize its performance on firm snow while minimizing its weight, 2 carbon layers are used in the Explo. Although this increases its carbon footprint, this is partly offset by the locally sourced poplar core from Bas-St-Laurent as well as the topsheet and the biosourced epoxy.

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