[Editor’s Note: In the interest of getting you information sooner on some of the products we’re reviewing, we’re posting here some of our measured specs and manufacturer details, and will update in the future. Take a look, and let us know in the Comments Section below what questions you’d like us to answer.]
What Ferreol says about the Pionnier 104
(Translated from French)
“The Pionnier 104, Ferreol’s flagship ski, is the perfect ski for Quebec powder hunters. Playful, energetic and agile, it allows easy turns both in the tight couloirs of the Chic-Chocs and in the open snowfields. It offers one of the shortest radii in its class.
Turn initiations are precise and stable and exits are energetic. With a snap of the fingers it is possible to make the ski surf on the snow. Its mechanical and geometric properties are calculated to allow an optimal off-piste experience, while maintaining good skiability on firmer snow.”
Here’s how we’d characterize the flex pattern of the Pionnier 104:
In Front of Toe Piece: 7.5-9.5
Behind the Heel Piece: 10-8
We’ve been spending time touring on the Ferreol Pionnier 104 this winter and spring, so keep an eye out for updates, and let us know of any questions you have about this ski.