• Black Diamond Zealot 2013

      • Review by jakirikiki on Jun 25, 2014 @ 3:52 PM
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      • Review:

        I tried these skis for a couple of runs while touring in the Chic-Chocs in Quebec last winter. Therefore, I cannot attest the durability of the ski.

        The conditions where as good as it gets in eastern Canada: somewhat heavy pow. But pow nonetheless. And a decent amount (about a foot and a half, or 45 cm).

        I have to say, climbing with that ski proved extremely easy thanks to its extreme light weight.

        On the other hand, that lightness caused much instability. I am a pretty heavy skier (6 feet 4/ 200 pounds, 198cm / 88kg) and I tend to charge hard, and the Zealot didn't quite provide...

        I usually ride 2012 S7's in the pow and find them much more stable and find they have better floatation and versatility than the Zealots.

        If you're willing to sacrifice performance for an easier ascent, this ski is for you. Otherwise, steer clear.

        The design's pretty fugly too. (just my humble opinion)

        Ratings:
        • Terrain
          Park
          Pow
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
        • Camber
          Cambered
          Rockered
        • Pop
          No Pop
          Poppy
        • Stability
          Jittery
          Stable
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    • Name:
    • Zealot
    • Manufacturer:
    • Black Diamond
    • Year:
    • 2013
    • Gender:
    • Male
    • At A Glance
    • Terrain
    • Park
      Pow
    • Design
    • Clean
      Busy
    • Durability
    • Fragile
      Durable
    • Weight
    • Light
      Heavy
    • Style
    • Uncool
      Cool
    • Flex
    • Soft
      Stiff
    • Camber
    • Cambered
      Rockered
    • Pop
    • No Pop
      Poppy
    • Stability
    • Jittery
      Stable
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