The 95 is the flagship touring width of the new Zero G series. Designed with heaps of secret experience building skis for other brands, these are no introductory models. A unique 3D fiber layer called Carbon Drive spans the entire ski, offering torsional rigidity and stability throughout. Full-length sidewalls offer some durability and dampness to the ultralight Paulownia wood core. Camber underfoot with mild tip and tail rocker make for mild high-performance skiing. For more hardcore types, check out the 85.
- Sidewall construction adds rock protection and edge penetration to a lightweight platform.
- Unique unidirectional Carbon Drive covers the ski in stiffness and delivers power to the edges.
- Paulownia wood core is the gold standard for lightweight skis with good strength and flex.
- Zero G refers to the implicit protest against gravity while 95 refers to the width, in millimeters.
Update 2018/19: The Zero G 95 got a graphics update only.
Update 2019/20: Blizzard reworked this ski significantly enough that we decided it needed its own listing, which can be found here.
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|Lengths (cm)||164, 171, 178, 185|
|Weight (pair)||2290g 
|Turn Radius||19m 
|Skin Fix||Roundish tips, flat notched tail|
|Profile||Mild rocker, camber underfoot|
|Shape||Cruising radius w/ arcing tip & tail|
|Construction||Sidewall sandwich w/ Carbon Drive|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Notes||Full sidewall helps w/ rocks|
|Bottom Line||Workhorse tourer|
Questions & Reviews
I'd agree that the 169cm seems a bit short for the MTN Explore 95 at your height, but it's still not out of reach. To put it into context, I am 171cm tall and my mountaineering ski is a 164cm Voile Objective, which has a lot more tip and tail rocker than the 0G95 and MTN Explore 95. It's a fun ski that has a speed limit in lower angle terrain at that length, but it is a riot in steep terrain because it's so light and short. Also, one thing to take into consideration is the boot selection. If you are in a burlier boot, maybe consider the longer length a bit more heavily. If you are in a lighter boot, consider sticking with the shorter length.
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