Rated 5 out of 5 by mark love this ski
This ski does everything, easier to ski than expected. Much more fun on the groomed than the Amperage, carves great at high speeds. Alot closer to a one quiver ski than the Amperage.
December 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by John Crud Killa
The Zealot is BD's best Big Mountain ski- for charging crud, getting in techy lines, etc. this is the ski. rockered tip still floats well in pow, but the sidewall construction with metal makes it the stiffest board in the line. I mount mine little forward, makes them feel more balances if youre interested in jumping, but they ski great mounted at the recommend.
July 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by SteinA Awesome Versatile Ski
Awesome ski!!! I used it as my resort ski all season and love them. They're great in just about every condition. Float pretty well with the 110 underfoot and the tip rocker in the pow, and charge through crud on the hard pack. I'm 6'1 and 170 lbs and I have skied the 182 and 192. For me, I loved the 192 a lot more. I do big mountain skiing so a lot of cliff hucking and they just stomped that much better on landings and are more stable in the crud. Saying so the 182's are still a great ski, just if you're around the 6 foot range and are an aggressive skier you will probably like the 192s more(keep in mind they do have some power). If you like to spin or do tricks they are very well balanced in the air, and the 192s weren't that hard to spin, even mounted on recommended. I generally mount my skis a bit forward. Overall I would say they are hands down my favorite ski I've been on. I've skied volkl, K2, line, blizzard, icelantic, ski logic and more, and these are definitely my favorite. If you wanna see a video of some skiing on them here's a link to one of my competitions. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_h4zTCdgtA
June 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Angel Get some!!!
Yeah, yeah, yeah, this ski rocks!!! While it's early rise tip and moderate waist keep it afloat in pow, this ski charges hard in crud, firmer snow, and variable conditions. Like the other reviews have said, it's the perfect Western Resort ski. It can snap a pretty quick turn but is also really stable and pretty stiff for when you want to up the anty. Basically, this ski will do what you want it to, when you want it to, and it will charge as hard as you want to push it without feeling floppy or squirrely.
June 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by NealC A great Western resort ski!
You don't want these skis if your hill is Stowe, and there is no need to drag these things around the backcountry (I prefer the Justice for that), but if you ski Snowbird, Jackson, Squaw, etc.--this is a great ski. Damp and solid underfoot, turny but fast and stable in a straight line, this is a real ski--but watch out that it doesn't ski you. The rocker helps, but you still need to stand on it and make it bend. If you are a little lighter, or a little lazier, either size down (I know how to ski, am 5'8" and weight 170 lbs. and I went for the 182, and that is plenty of ski) or pick the Justice.
May 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Perfect Ski
This is an all around amazing ski. I've used it on big lines in Alaska, super deep days in the Wasatch, variable conditions (ie icy/wind crust) in the back country and for full days at The Bird. The stiff construction and lightly rockered tip and tail make it perform super well in all conditions. The twin tip is great for negotiating tight couloir entrances. I love this ski.
May 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JamesM Perfect
Love these skis, I used to ride Mantras but wanted something lighter and more nimble. It's hard for me to find skis with these qualities and still remain stiff. The slight rocker helps this ski transition edges quickly and float with ease. I ski everything from the occasional tour to resort pow and frozen crud. This is the only ski I use now and until
The day comes that I'm skiing blower everyday the width it's perfect.
May 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by JoshR All-time favorite ski
I've been skiing quite a while. And I have some skis I hold dear to my heart over the years... Rossignol XXX, K2 Morrison, Salomon 1080, Rossignol Squad, some real classics. But none of them is closer to my skiing heart than the 2012 Zealot. It just does everything right. It doesn't lock you into a turn shape; it's straight and versatile. It's powerful, so if you drive it hard, it'll reward your efforts. But you can also be lazy with it and not get punished. Pretty much the perfect western ski, combining big mountain with the just-right amount of rocker and a do-anything width. So stoked on this ski.
May 1, 2013