The Explorer is designed for both pow days or park days as the floaty, freeride nose is matched with a freestyle tail. Directional Rocker makes it easy to butter or stomp and the mellow Magne Traction provides confident stability riding through tech terrain or unexpectedly rough snow conditions. The Explorer has a friendly flex and doesn’t skimp on performance features. The Sintered 7000 base is hyper fast and factory waxed with Wend Natural Wax. New for 2017, the Explorer features an ECO-plastic topsheet made from castor beans for added ECO-performance.
A hybrid rocker/camber flex pattern defined by more tip rocker then tail rocker and camber between the bindings. The rockered tip floats the board’s nose and improves maneuverability while the camber underfoot provides edge hold and response. A slightly rockered tail maintains the power and stability of a traditional board but helps keep the tail catch-free initiating turns and landing switch.
My experience is that most falls in freeriding start from the nose of the board – you either go over the bars in powder, the nose gets caught under a weird crust and tosses you, or you hit a hard tranny at the contact point of the tip and get bucked. Directional Rocker eliminates most of these falls.
|New Size||Size (cm)||Running Length (cm)||Nose Length (cm)||Tail Length (cm)||Nose Width (cm)||Waist Width (cm)||Tail Width (cm)||Sidecut Radius (m)||Reference Stance (cm)||Centered Stance (cm)||Setback (cm)||Weight Range (lbs/kg)|
|new||152||111||23||21||29.1||24.9||29.1||7.1||56||54||2||110-160 lbs. / 49-73 kg.|
|-||156||114.4||23.3||21.3||29.5||25.2||29.5||7.3||58||56||2||120-170 lbs. / 54-77 kg.|
|-||158w||116||23.5||21.5||30.5||26.2||30.5||7.5||60||58||2||140-190 lbs. / 64-86 kg.|
|-||159||117||23.5||21.5||29.8||25.4||29.8||7.5||60||58||2||140-190 lbs. / 64-86 kg.|
|-||161w||118.6||23.7||21.7||30.8||26.4||30.8||7.7||60||58||2||150-200 lbs. / 67-91 kg.|
|-||162||119.6||23.7||21.7||30||25.6||30||7.9||60||58||2||160-210 lbs. / 73-95 kg.|
|-||164w||121.2||23.9||21.9||31||26.6||31||8.1||60||58||2||170-220 lbs.+ / 77-100 kg.+|