Zero G 108 Ski
As the fattest ski in Blizzard's touring-specific Zero G lineup, the Zero G 108 gets you to the top of the skin track easily so you can slay the deepest—and the steepest—lines of the season. The Zero G may be one of the lightest skis in its class, thanks to the weight-saving carbon frame on top of an ultralight paulownia wood core, but this construction also adds enough torsional rigidity and dampening properties for a solid, yet playful feel on the descent.
Though the Zero G 108 feels most at home when the powder is waist-deep, it's versatile enough to handle spring corn, unexpected melt-freeze crusts, late-afternoon cement, or whatever other conditions you'll find in the backcountry. With the rockered tip and tail, you'll stay afloat in deep storm snow and plow through crud, and underfoot camber, paired with the compound sidewalls, will give you a stable, powerful feel as you make big, arcing turns—even on firmer snow. The ski's solid shape and performance is all due to Blizzard's revolutionary Flipcore Technology, which incorporates the construction of the ski into the rocker-shaped mold to provide an even pressure distribution for increased float and a more harmonious flex.
- Lightweight sticks for sniffing out powder in the backcountry
- 108mm waist width floats in the deep with ease
- Tip and tail rocker plow through soft snow and crud
- Camber underfoot provides reliable edge hold in firmer conditions
- Lightweight paulownia core maintains a poppy yet stiff ride
- Carbon frame ensures torsional rigidity for increased power
- Sandwich compound sidewalls increase stability through turns
- Flipcore construction maintains natural flex, stability, and grip
- Q & A
Blizzard Zero G 108
I own the Zero G 185cm and they are great skis. The do require someone who is accustomed to demanding skis. I tried skiing them with some softer backcountry boots(scott superguide) and it felt like my boot was overpowered by the skis. My boot felt like it was flexing more then the skis. Switched to a stiffer boot (Scarpa Freedom rs) and enjoyed these a whole lot more. Someone who is heavier then me might not have the same problem. Like most carbon skis they are not great on chattery hard bumpy snow. The lightweight/carbon combination causes some over turning or hookiness or over responsiveness (whatever you want to call it). They are very responsive skis the response time or reaction to your movements is very very quick and easy when compared to my resort skis(cochise). When conditions are powdery and you have the right boots/ binding combo these things rip. They are sturdy skis and feel well built. I gave them four stars based on weight, great in powder and soft crud, powerful yet light. Would of given them five stars if they were a little more intuitive on the hard stuff but you can't always have everything you want. My recommendation would be to pair these up with some stout bindings(tectons/kingpins) and boots! I'm 6' 150 lbs for reference
These skis are amazing as an all purpose set of skis. They are lightweight going up hill but can ski anything on the way down. These are amazing if you are looking for one ski to do everything.
Weight per size by grams and pounds
Weight chart for those weight watchers. 7.28 pounds for the pair in the 178cm
Recommended Sizing Guide
Your ski size is largely determined by both your skiing ability and your preferred style of skiing. For example, an expert skier in Vermont will ski a far different ski than an expert in British Columbia. So take a look at our chart and explanations and find your perfect fit. Your weight also plays a large factor in finding the right ski. If you are either under or over average weight for your height consider downsizing or upsizing, respectively.
|Big-Mountain Freeride||Backcountry Jib||All-Mountain||Park & Pipe||All-Mountain Carve|
|Pro||180 - 200cm||180 - 190cm||180 - 190cm||175 - 185cm||175 - 185cm|
|Expert||170 - 180cm||175 - 185cm||170 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||170 - 185cm|
|Intermediate||160 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||160 - 175cm|
|Entry Level||N/A||N/A||150 - 170cm||150 - 170cm||150 - 170cm|
SKILL LEVEL EXPLANATIONS
Pro: Excels on any terrain, on any snow condition. Enjoys high speeds.
Expert: Comfortable on any terrain and most snow conditions.
Intermediate: Comfortable on Blue trails, exploring Black trails.
Entry Level: Learning to ski Green and Blue trails.
SKIING STYLE EXPLANATIONS
Big-Mountain Freeride: High speeds, deep powder, steep lines, straightlining, chutes, cliffs.
Backcountry Jib: Backcountry kickers, hucking, twintips, deep powder.
All-Mountain: From bumps to back bowls, groomers to glades; everything and anywhere on the mountain.
Park & Pipe: De-tuned edges and buttery twin tips, occasionally pole-impaired.
All-Mountain Carve: Stiff. High-speed corduroy cutter. For those blind to SLOW signs.