Rating: / 5
Lengths: 182, 192
Stability at speed: 3.70 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.70 / 5
Crud performance: 3.00 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.00 / 5
Black Diamond redesigned its entire 2008 ski lineup. Full wood cores throughout provide exceptional snap and dampness. The Zealot knows one speed: hell-bent.
An AK-style charger. Give this monster lots of space and gradient.
Unwieldy at low speeds and anything tighter-than-super-G turns.
"BD has found a perfect ski construction for the ripping skier." —Neil Beidleman