This Zealot will make you a believer.
Without getting preachy, it's hard not to tout the greatness of the all-mountain Black Diamond Zealot Ski. This husky rockered ski floats through pow, rails down steeps, and wiggles through trees like something possessed. But with a sturdy wood core and tough sandwich-sidewall construction, it also carves on firm days or on hardpack chutes. A large-turn radius and Titanal reinforcement keeps the chatter down on blazing-hot straight-runs. The top-of-the-line All Mountain Series ski, the Zealot is one fired-up stick.
- Rocker tip and semi-rocker tail
- Formula One 3D metal sandwich with Titanal
- ABS sidewalls
- Paulownia 3D CNC wood core
- 110-millimeter waist
- Power edges
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I'm looking at these skis for use as a big...
I'm looking at these skis for use as a big mountain ski in switzerland and colorado. Might do some touring on them. I'm 5'11, 175, strong skier. Solid 3+, would consider myself high advanced low expert. Would the 192 cm length be too much ski for me?
I skied the 190 something version of these years ago and it was a lot of ski. From what I hear they have changed the way the ski was made and its a lot more friendly, still can charge just a bit easier to turn. The 192 with all the rocker is probably more like a upper 180cm so I would say go for it. It might be tough at first if you have not skied a ski that long but, eventually you will go into it. Definitely will find yourself skiing faster as a ski with that length shines with a bit more speed. Hope this helps.
Not for softies.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
If you want to bounce around the mountain, popping wheelies and high-fivin' the bros after every hit , this ski is not for you. If you ski fast and with something to prove, you might want to look into this bad boy. The Zealot is a bonafide charger.