As a reformulated version of the Attack, the Zero G Race ski has a great legacy. It remains a stiff racing plank with a traditional profile and superior edge hold. That’s surprising because Blizzard managed to shave about 100 grams off the weight, making it a superior uphill ski as well. Built with the same Carbon Drive construction found in the larger Zero G skis, the Race version also has a high torsional rigidity. Blizzard switched to the ubiquitous Paulownia wood core, but kept the Isocore stringers to stiffen the ride. The Zero G Race has an upturned semi-square tip in an attempt to maximize float while keeping the precision steering of pointier skis. At the new weight, the new Blizzard race ski is competitive with the best of ‘em.
- Carbon Drive is a 3D shaping of uni-directional fiber for multi-directional rigidity.
- Traditional camber underfoot with razor steel edges offer impressive edge hold.
- Ultralight Paulownia wood core has stiffening Isocore stringers that run the length.
- Slotted tip notch is the fastest way to get skins on and off during transitions.
|Skin Fix||Tip notch|
|Profile||Mild rocker w/ camber underooft|
|Shape||Semi-square tips w/ flattish tails|
|Construction||Compound carbon sandwich|
|Core||Light wood w/ bamboo stringers|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Notes||Hybrid tip is versatile|
|Bottom Line||Solid racing ski|
|Compare to other Race Skis|
Questions & Reviews
Most other race skis are like riding a hardtail MTB down a techy descent. You've gotta be attentive and on top of it to make it down any challenging snow (notice I didn't say terrain, these skis do really well in challenging terrain if the snow if manageable). The Zero G Race is like riding that same descent on a short travel full suspension bike. The Trab is like riding that same descent on a burly enduro bike...except the catch is that all of these theoretical bikes weigh exactly the same.
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