Black Diamond Zealot

2011

Mens Big Mountain
Black Diamond
Price: £549.00
Overall:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Upper Advanced Upper Expert
Sidecut 138-110-127
Turn radius 33 (192)
Lengths 182, 192
Construction Semi rockered nose
Wood core
Internal wall core technology
Strengths High levels of edge-grip.
Weaknesses Trickier at slower speeds. Tip feels flappy.

They say

We say

The Zealot has a new profile through the nose to aid flotation and ease of use. This is definitely a hard- charging ski which loves to be skied at pace. Once on the edge it has plenty of grip for a fat ski. It’s quite a strange combination with the rockered nose, because the stiff flex grips hard, while it all ends abruptly as the profile lifts. For freeride skiers who demand performance it could work well.

Tester Comments

Nicko Braxton
Solid underfoot to the point that they skied well on piste
Al Morgan
Likes to be skied fast. Nice and smooth in softer conditions