Explo 96
Explo 96
Explo 96

Explo 96

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Choosing the right ski for your needs

All of our ski models are versatile in a variety of snow and terrain. Refer to this table to help you make your choice.


Choosing the right size of skis

Choosing the right ski size is very important for an optimal skiing experience. There are several factors to consider when choosing the size of your ski, such as: its size, its weight and the type of ski.

Below is a table to guide you in choosing your ski size, depending on your size. However, it is important to consider his needs and where you ski.

If you're still not sure after reading this size guide, contact us and we will be happy to find the right length for you!


SURFEUR 112 

SKI SIZE

176

184

Your size

5’5” – 5’10”
(166 - 178 cm)

5’11” – 6’3”
(180 - 190 cm)


PIONNIER 104


SKI SIZE

164

172

180

188

Your size

5’3” – 5’5”
(160 - 165 cm)

5’6” – 5’8”
(167 - 173 cm)

5’9” – 5’11”
(175 - 180 cm)

6’0” – 6’3”
(185 - 190 cm)


EXPLO 96


SKI SIZE

156

162

172

182

Your size

5’1” – 5’3”
(155 - 160 cm)

5’4” – 5’6”
(160 - 167 cm)

5’7” – 5’10”
(170 - 175 cm)

5’11” – 6’3”
(180 - 190 cm)


EXPLO 86


SKI SIZE

156

162

168

174

Your size

5’1” – 5’3”
(155 - 160 cm)

5’4” – 5’6”
(160 - 167 cm)

5’7” – 5’10”
(170 - 175 cm)

5’11” – 6’1”
(180 - 185 cm)


ZIGZAG 92


SKI SIZE

177

Your size

5’7” – 6’1”
(170 - 185 cm)

 

  • For downhill skiing : On-piste skis need to be agile, responsive and able to make turns. It is advisable to choose skis that are 10 cm smaller than the recommended size.

  • For freestyle skiing : Freestyle skis are designed in Twin Tip mode, which means they have a reduced contact area with the snow. To ensure stability and agility, it is advisable to choose a ski of your size. 

  • For touring skiing It's best to choose a ski of your size.

  • For freeride skiing : Freeride skis need to offer stability at high speeds and float in powder. It is recommended that you select A ski of your size, up to 10 cm more.


Why choose a longer ski?

  • Your level of skiing experience is advanced/expert
  • You like to ski fast and appreciate stability at high speeds
  • You like to ski aggressively
  • You're looking for better flotation
  • You are heavier than average for your height
  • You think your current skis are too short
  • You ski on terrain with a lot of space

Why choose a shorter ski?

  • You are a beginner in alpine skiing
  • You prefer agility over flotation
  • You ski slower / want to initiate turns at low speeds
  • You don't ski aggressively
  • You're lighter than average for your size
  • You think your current skis are too long
  • You ski on narrow terrain

With its poppy, agile nature the Explo 96 is a standout choice for backcountry enthusiasts. This versatile ski excels in a variety of terrains, from packed snow to powder, delivering optimal grip and stability.

The Explo 96 incorporates "3P camber," featuring additional camber sections both in front of and behind the binding area. This design results in a significantly robust edge grip on hard-packed snow. The ski's tip and tail rocker, along with a mount point that isn't excessively rearward and a dynamic flex pattern, collectively contribute to making this ski playful and maneuverable when skiing off-piste.

Its moderately light construction is a practical choice for those who prioritize a lighter setup while ascending slopes. This ski maintains stability and power, ensuring a confident and controlled descent.

"The Explo 96 is the slightly more firm-snow-focused counterpart to their Pionnier 104, but both are quite versatile. The Explo 96’s “3P camber” features added camber sections fore and aft of the binding area, which translate to notably strong edge grip on firm snow. On the other hand, the Explo 96 still has some tip and tail rocker, and combined with its not-super-rearward mount point and lively flex pattern, that makes it feel fairly playful and maneuverable off piste. The Explo 96 manages to cover a lot of bases quite well, and with its light-but-not-super-light construction, it’s a viable option for both uphill travel and resort laps for those who prioritize quickness over high-speed stability."

BLISTER Review


SKI SIZE

156

162

172

182

Tip width (mm)

129

129

129

130

Waist width (mm)

96

96

96

97

Tail width (mm)

118

119

119

120

Radius (m)

13.5

14

15

16

Weight per ski (g)

1466

1523

1602

1725


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

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

Poplar core: Poplar cores are sourced from sustainable forests, less than 100 km from the factory. The environmentally-friendly harvesting involves selective cutting to enhance forest regeneration, resulting in lightweight and durable skis.

Titanal plate: The titanal plate is designed to withstand challenging conditions, providing added stiffness under the boot for improved grip and stability on firm snow, exceeding safety standards.

Carbon fibre: Perfect for high-end and touring skis, carbon fibre provides an excellent lightweight-to-stiffness ratio, ensuring lightweight ascent and solid descent performance.

Fibreglass: While fibreglass may not be as rigid as carbon fibre, it possesses greater strength. The strength lies in the fibre's ability to resist breaking under the weight of a load. That's why this fibre is the preferred choice when it comes to imparting strength and durability to skis. 

Biosourced epoxy: Entropy Resins' Super Sap biosourced epoxy utilizes renewable materials, offering performance equivalent to traditional resins with reduced environmental impact.

Biosourced topsheet: The 50% biosourced topsheet, made from renewable materials and 20% recycled materials, is manufactured with castor oil, ensuring exceptional durability and waterproofing. 

The Explo 96 strikes an ideal balance between weight and stiffness, making it a versatile choice for powder, groomed, or icy surfaces. Its carefully selected materials contribute to its suitability across various conditions. Despite its size, the ski maintains commendable torsional stiffness, providing excellent grip on firm snow. The integration of rockers further enhances its versatility, making the Explo 96 a well-rounded ski for diverse terrains.

Torsional stiffness (Nm²)How difficult it is to flex a ski



Bending stiffness (Nm²)How difficult is it to twist a ski

Carbon footprint composition: An overview

The Explo 96 has an average carbon footprint of 23.51 kgCO2eqwhich corresponds roughly to the carbon emissions produced by a small car over 124 km.



Carbon footprint composition: Materials

To improve performance on hard snow without compromising weight, the Explo incorporates two layers of carbon. While this choice contributes to its carbon footprint, it is partially offset by the use of a locally sourced poplar core from the Bas-St-Laurent region of Quebec, as well as biobased topsheet and epoxy.


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Customer Reviews

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Dominic Morteau

I chose the Expo96 for the ease of making short turns here at the ski resort. I measure 5'11 '' or 180 cm and I chose the 172 cm despite the recommendation of sellers and friends to use 180 cm and more.

This skiing is really agile. Hold on your squares!
When I put pressure on the skiing on a hard surface, he toune! And always turn in control! It is the opposite of my 180cm/104mm, which when I push it, wants to keep its long interminable radius (I still have to take it off).

I would like to thank you for the quality of my ski expo96 and the pleasure it gives me. Thank you also at the Ski Val St-Côme station.

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S.m.
Amazing Skis

Bough the Explo for a good mix of groomers and east coast power. Took them out west for a trip and they performed amazingly. They are the ATV of skis. Truly an all mountain as they perform just as well on the uptrack as they do on any other surface. I Don't Know What the Secret Sauce is but there is one and it works really really well.

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Viau Luke
WOW! My Explo 96 !

My Explo 96 are really cool skis, I am very satisfied. From the bite and stable downhill on the worked surfaces and especially in the powder, it is as surfing. As a climb, the skis are light and well balanced.

I tested my skis in Sunshine and Lac Louise, small machines.

Many people in Western Canada asked me about the origin of my skis and when I told them that they were in Quebec they were surprised! Even a Banff store asked me for information on my skis.

Congratulations Férréol!

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Angèle Banville
WOW!

From the first descent with the skis, I felt comfortable. Following an almost complete season, I can confirm that skis perform well in multiple conditions. I am very satisfied with skiing in addition to being proud to hit the slopes with a Quebec product!

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Stephan Perreault
Happiness !

At the start it was the pride of obtaining a Quebec ski, produced by a team of enthusiasts who study at the same faculty as me formerly ... (end of 1980 ...) with ecological values, what more could you ask for? Obviously, pleasure and performance! And it's there: we have the 104 for chic shocks and the few days of powder in the station and the Explo For our regular days in the station.