MEN’S ALL ROUND TOURING SKI OF THE YEAR – BLIZZARD ZERO G 95

The all-new Zero G collection is designed to let you go as fast as you want – up or down. While all the Zero G models are superlative skis in their own right, the 95 is our pick of the range. An impressive 15% lighter than its predecessor and even lighter than the Scott Speedguide 89, the Zero G had the potential to sweep the awards but we’ve popped it on our all-round touring podium due to its middle-of-the-road 95mm underfoot profile.

The Zero G 95 has always been among Martin’s top picks in this hotly contested category but it has pushed itself to the top for 2020. So what’s new? The redesigned carbon Drive 2.0 technology uses a 3D carbon fibre frame with an ultra-lightweight paulownia woodcore to guarantee optimal flex and torsional rigidity. This delivers even better downhill stability, edge grip and confidence in a lighter ski.

So what is it like to ski on, Martin? “Well I’ve always felt this ski was super- smooth but the new longer radius (22m) sidecut gives you grip all over the mountain – no matter how steep it gets. It’s also more forgiving and less catchy, especially in variable snow. The smooth flex and tip-tail rocker gives the spreadable smoothness right round the turn, with the long contact surface improving stability on all types of terrain. At just 2340g per pair it’s a really lightweight ski but crucially, it has been designed to make sure you ‘keep up on the down.” Also in Race, 85 and 105.

Who is it for? The ski mountaineer looking for the ultimate ‘quiver of one’ to tour the whole mountain.

Pair it with... A Fritschi Evo or Tecton binding and a Scott Superguide boot for the ultimate ski mountaineering package.

 

TO READ MORE ABOUT THE ZERO G 95 AND ALL THE OTHER NEW SKIS FOR 2020, SUBSCRIBE TO OUR GEAR GUIDE, OUT IN OCTOBER!

STATS:

£660

Lengths: 164,171,178,185

Radius: 22m @ 171

Dimensions: 127-95-111

Weight per pair: 2340g

More Info: BLIZZARD

 


MORE SKIS OF THE YEAR:

MEN’S LIGHTWEIGHT TOURING SKI OF THE YEAR – SCOTT SPEEDGUIDE 89

MEN’S FAT SKI OF THE YEAR – ELAN RIPSTICK 106

2020 MEN’S FREERIDE SKI OF THE YEAR – NORDICA ENFORCER FREE 104

 

 

 

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