Ski – zai "Franco"

  • Brand: ZAI
  • Product Code: ZAI SKI Franco
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $5,900.00

Zai – ski "Franco"

ZAI Franco – world-class ski, specially developed for Swiss former World Cup ski racer and one of the most respected figures of ski world of Switzerland Franco Cavegn. He always had a strong interest in the design and construction of skis. Over time, the passion grew into a desire to create his own skis and we are pleased that for the creation of ski of the dream, Franco has chosen ZAI.


ZAI ski "Franco" making of

"Franco" skis are handcrafted in Switzerland using only the finest natural and cutting-edge materials. Materials are selected based on the most essential qualities such as lightness, strength, durability, resistance and torsional rigidity. The finished ski is pressed using the world’s most advanced CNC ski press, specially calibrated to work with the selected materials. Production technology of Franco ski is known only by ZAI.


Vulcanized rubber

To create the ski model "Franco" ZAI uses a few special materials, including vulcanized natural rubber. Rubber - is an excellent material for ski. Along with sufficient strength and scratch resistance, it gives Franco damping properties of a new level. Rubber absorbs impacts when riding on rough or icy snow. A smoother ride, in its turn, relieves stress and protects the skier's knees.

And one of the best properties of the rubber is - its ability to be re-worked to pristine condition, so when the service time comes, the ski can get its original look again.


The Franco is very maneuverable and extremely fast, just like their inspirer, ski. Quality of ZAI Franco speaks for itself: sleek matt black surface, natural rubber, and stainless steel - all it creates the exuding confidence and quality ski.



For the winter season 2016-2017, the company has released two models of Franco ski: Franco 166 and Franco 174. zai ski will be precisely calibrated using "Flexast" system, so each ski model has its own unique character and comes in only one size.

To find your ski model, you need to study the characteristics of each model. Choosing model of the ski, use the following data about the features of models of the Franco series:

 FRANCO 166 - Character

Exclusive handmade ski Zai, Seitzerland

The fast and beautifully balanced mid-length ski "Franco 166" provides increased stability and high performance in a wide variety of snow conditions. Changes in turn radius can be implemented quickly and easily.

 FRANCO 174 - Character

Exclusive handmade ski Zai, Switzerland

The longest franco ski model delivers outstanding smoothness and stability at all speeds. The increased width is ideal for soft snow, off-piste excursions and also allows extreme carving positions.


technical specifications:

    width in mm     radius in m   weight length
  front middle tail front middle tail in g in mm
franco 166 123 74 100 8/9 16/17.5 15.3 1700 1660
franco 174 125 75 105 8/9 16/17.5 15.3 1700 1740


Technical specifications of Zai ski

Each franco model is engineered from the ground up to deliver optimum handling for its length. zai’s multi-radius, reactive camber design means long, fast turns can be effortlessly adjusted by adding a little drift to your line.


How to choose the right Ski length

The right model of ski you can choose based on your height - the right ski length usually corresponds to your height minus 10 cm. However the rule is quite universal, there are three main factors, which should also be taken into account for more accurate selection of your ski model: height, weight, and type of track/your style. To learn more about the topic you can follow the link: how to choose the right model of ski


What goes into the zai Ski Package

All zai skis are delivered ready for the slopes with our all-inclusive ski package. So confident we are in the quality of our skis, that we also offer a generous protection plan as a standard.

Ski Package:

• Customised ski bag

Carbon ski poles Komperdell

• Salomon bindings

Ski Protection Plan:

• 2-year manufacturer’s warranty for faults or breakage

• 1-year free insurance against theft or accidental damage

• A personal invitation to visit the zai ski factory in Disentis (travel is not included)


Where and how to buy "Franco " ski by Zai

Swiss Handmade
ski Zai

Swiss handmade ski Zai Exclusive zai ski cannot be purchased in regular sports shops - beware of fakes. Residents of North America, Europe, and other countries can order ski in our online shop at the same prices as by producer because we are official partners of the zai company.

Premium ski by zai can be ordered by our online shop as usual:

  1. Choose your favorite ski model using drop-down menu;
  2. Add it to cart;
  3. Fill the form and choose payment method;
  4. Press "Send my order ". After your order is confirmed by a specialist you will receive the Order Conditions Letter (OCL) from:

OCL contains information about final price, delivery terms, and payment requisites.

If you would like to make a Special order, just send us an e-mail in free form, and we will contact you.


Price of exclusive ski Zai Franco

Price of the zai ski Franco series is €5.900. Please, pay attention, that the final price of ski may differ from listed price (as it depends on delivery costs, customs duties, import duties, and exchange rate). That is why your order must be confirmed by the specialist before you pay.



Ski zai can be delivered to any country in the world. Delivery time is about 2-3 weeks, in case of the presence of the chosen model in stock. The ski will be sent directly from the manufacturer warehouse zai (Switzerland) to the customer. Delivery time begins with the order confirmation through its 100% prepayment.


zai - what passion can do





Additional specifications:
Country of origin: handmade in Schweiz
Warranty: 2-year manufacturer's warranty against defects and breakage
Material: Natural rubber, zaiíra®, UD-carbon fiber fabric, hardened HRC 50 steel
Special feature: Nano-race base
Delivery: Worldwide delivery within 2 weeks. Shipping cost is not included in the price of the goods and is calculated separately after ordering or upon special request.

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