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Blizzard Zero G 108 Ski

Brand: Blizzard
Model: ZeroG 108
Availability: Discontinued

Watch your waistline! It’s starting to creep up with the 108, which of course means you enjoy eating a lot of powder. Probably for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Maybe even fourth meal. If you can’t get enough of the soft stuff, and want a ski to point right down it, check out the Zero G 108. Blizzard used the same impressive Carbon Drive construction as the other Zero Gs, but pushed out the dimensions for your floating pleasure. And just in case you have to cross some *gasp* hard snow on the day, the sandwich construction with a full ABS sidewall will hold an edge. This is a ski you could safely ski at a resort, but somehow is light enough for off-the-map adventures. Take the backcountry skiing to the next level with the Zero G 108.

  • Carbon Drive is a uni-directional fiber formed into a 3D mold that adds performance.
  • Additional directional fiber glass layers make the ski stronger and relatively damp.
  • Rocker design helps keep the wide-yet-tapered tip up above yet on the right track.
  • Sandwich Compound sidewall is an ABS liner that smooths turns and helps stop rocks.
  • Flip Core is a unique manufacturing process that adds camber without undue force.

Update 2018/19: Blizzard updated the graphics but the ski remains the same.

Lengths (cm) 171, 178, 185
-> ounces
1540g [171]
1655g [178]
1770g [185]
Weight (pair) 3080g [171]
3310g [178]
3540g [185]
Dimensions 136-108-122
Turn Radius 27m [185]
Skin Fix Roundish tips, flat notched tail
Specs Verified 178 & 185 only
Profile Mild rocker, camber underfoot
Shape Cruising radius w/ arcing tip & tail
Construction Sidewall sandwich w/ Carbon Drive
Core Paulownia
Skimo Co Says
Usage Crushing powder
Notes Full sidewall helps w/ rocks
Bottom Line Master Blaster
by Dan C (used product regularly)
As Matt said, these skis love speed...but you can still control them in tight spaces. I'd say the best description of this ski is that it likes to be ridden with an energetic style, and it feels a bit dead underfoot until you start speeding up or putting some pressure through the ski into the snow.

Despite the width, they have become a daily driver for me - they excel in the soft stuff, but are still very capable on firm snow thanks to the relatively minimal sidecut. The flex pattern feels just right, especially in comparison to the other ZeroG offerings, which can feel super stiff at times.

Grab a pair of these if you want a versatile, high-performance (read: fast) ski that is not too heavy to take on big days.
Comment on this review:

by Matt (downright abused product)
These things rip. Not the lightest in the world, but that doesn't matter when you're nuking around at mach chicken, jumping off things in a pair of skis that was still light enough to drag up however much vertical it took to get there. These, mounted with IONs have been my daily driver in Rogers Pass for a year now and I see no reason to trade them for anything else. Weight is fine for what they are, durability seems good, they charge harder than any other ski this light I've tried, they don't chatter on hardpack as much as other carbon skis and they float better in the deep stuff than the waist width would suggest.

They do like to be driven from the front of the boot and will punish laziness, but in a ski I rarely take on more than a 2000m day I consider this a fun virtue rather than a downside. They also feel a little dead at low, meadow skipping speeds, but again, I think that's fun because I'd rather ski fast anyway. YMMV
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