Rating: / 5
Stability at speed: 3.85 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.85 / 5
Crud performance: 4.45 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.68 / 5
The Zeal swept the test this year, earning top honors in Flotation, Stability at Speed, Rebound Energy, Crud Performance and Hard-Snow Grip. An aggressive powerhouse with a penchant for plowing through crud, this ski charged down Snowbird's Gad Chutes then begged for more. Maneuverable but definitely not a pushover, this ski is best steered by the expert set. "I found myself looking for more challenges with these on my feet," said Sheinberg.
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