Zakwrote a review of Blizzard Zero G 108 Ski on December 18, 2017
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
ME: 5'11", 165#, skiing the 185 Zero G 108 with the Dynafit Vulcan and Marker Kingpin, originally mounted on the line, now re-mounted +1.5 from the line. I've skied the Zero 108 as my primary touring ski the past few seasons in a variety of locations, but more in the lighter snow of the interior US/Canada and Chamonix than in deep, heavy maritime snowpack (US Pacific Northwest, British Columbia , etc).
The Zero G 108 is really an awesome ski, especially for the traditional skier. I love the stiffness and longer turn radius. The construction is great: very damp for the weight and the edge hold is amazing. Reasonably priced, too, considering similar carbon skis all cost well over $1k (DPS, Volkl V-werks, etc). For me, it's a very intuitive ski with lots of pop and rebound. Everyone talks about the torsional stiffness and sharp factory tune so I brought a gummy stone along the first few days, but I never took it out of my pocket. Since then, it's just been an intuitive ski for me in all conditions. Sure, there are better skis on hard snow; there are better skis in pow. But I've yet to find a touring ski I like as much for everything.
No review would be complete without a few complaints/wishes:
1) For my stance and style of skiing, I wish the mount point was more forward. I remounted +1.5 from the line, but it's still a very rearward mount. I don't notice it when skiing fast in the backcountry, especially in pow, but I prefer a more even swing weight when doing jump turns and they feel weird inbounds. I personally would prefer if the ski was designed with the sidecut/rocker centered for a mount point like -8 from center, instead of -12 or -14 whatever it is currently. (And yes, I realize that kick-turns are easier with less tail.)
2. I wish it had a little less taper. This makes it perform a little weird in jump turns on very firm snow.
I also sometimes wish it had a bit less camber and a little more tip rocker...but then it wouldn't be as good in firm snow.
All in all, this an amazing choice, especially for a more traditional skier who likes a forward, driving stance.