Black Diamond Zealot

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With 110mm at the waist the Zealot is the fattest plank in Black Diamond's lineup. The ski is available in two lengths, 182cm and a limited edition big mountain 192cm. Aimed at skiers religious about shredding big-lines in deep powder. The Zealot puts Black Diamond on the bleeding edge of ski fashion.

Black Diamond Zealot

The ski is a fairly heavy 4.2kg in 182cm (the most suitable touring size). Couple with a pair of Fritschi Freeride Plus or Marker Duke's this would take you to close to 7kg per pair; more if you factor in the super wide climbing skins. Apart from off-piste you are looking at sidecountry or short climbs for strong skiers. The ski is wood cored which helps damp the ski at speed and in difficult snow.

From a touring viewpoint the main problem with these wide skis with rounded spatulas is getting clips to fit and stay on the skis.

  • Lengths: 182, 192 cm
  • Sidecut: 126-110-136 mm in 182cm
  • Radius: 30 m / 182 cm
  • Weight: 4200g in 182cm (pair)
  • Manufacturer Black Diamond
  • Price: 649 euros


  • Very rigid, effective on steep slopes for jump or skidded turns but difficult in frozen crud or varied terrain. A ski for powerful and skillful riders who want to go fast in powder. - Ski Labo

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