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Black Diamond Zealot Skis 2013

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Product Info

Like to charge hard all the time, even when it's not "hero snow?" Consider the Black Diamond Zealot, a super-damp big mountain gun that's made multiple appearances on Freeskiing and Freeride World Tour podiums in its short lifespan. BD keeps the weight down by using a lightweight Paulownia core, and builds in high speed stability by inserting machined Titanal sheets over the wood. This ski crushes it on ice, frozen avy debris, heinous mank, and everything in between - even good snow!

Product Details

Rocker Type

Rocker tip and Semi-Rocker tail for forgiveness, balance, and agile turning

Shape

110 mm waist and underfoot camber for powerful skiing on firm snow and mank

Core

3D CNC Wood CoreUltra lightweight Paulownia wood core

Laminates

3D Metal Sandwich with Titanal, paulownia wood core and ABS tapered sidewalls for race-like construction without the weight

Formula One Technology with three ribs and Torsion Box Construction for maximum torsional stiffness

Biaxial Fiberglass, Unidirectional Fiberglass and +/-45˚ Fiberglass reinforcement

Sidewalls

ABS Sidewall

Base

High Speed Sintered Base

Edges

Rubber dampening strips over edges

Power Edge

Binding Compatibility

Bindings not included

We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.

Specs

  • Terrain: Alpine Touring, Big Mountain, Powder More 
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber/Rocker More 
  • Turning Radius: Long More 
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Tail Type: Partial Twin Tip More 
  • Ski Awards: Freeskier Editor's Pick
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Size (cm) 182 192
Tip Width (mm) 135 136
Waist Width (mm) 110 110
Tail Width (mm) 123 125
Turning Radius (m) 27 29
Indiv. Ski Weight (g) 2300 2450

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4.0

Black Diamond Zealot

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from Seattle, WA

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Comments about Black Diamond Zealot Skis 2013:

A few years ago, I bought the first version of the Zealot. Last week I got on the new Zealots and I was absolutely blown away by them. They are a far cry from their ancestor's unreasonably stiff 4x4 feel. Still 110 underfoot, but now with a dialed rocker, these skis are fun and playful yet remain stable at speed. For a touring ski, these are one of the burliest, lightweight options out there. Even for being a bigger ski for deeper snow, these skis can carve as well and were super responsive in the trees and bumps. More or less, I would easily set these skis up as an anyday tour setup or even put a downhill binder on them for a light inbounds ski. It's nice to see that Black Diamond dialed this ski in. The Zealot is not just for big open bowls anymore.

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from Mission Ridge, WA

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Comments about Black Diamond Zealot Skis 2013:

The 192cm BD Zealot is a monster, both on piste and off. I little heavy for a designated touring ski, this guy could be a one ski quiver for a rider out west who wnats to shred as hard as possible in bounds. Spines, pillows, open pow fields, and tight chutes - the Zealots can handle it all. I really appreciated how this rockered ski tracks on groomed terrain. Definitely a burly ski, after skiing these sticks in the 192cm length all season you will have quads of steel.

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