2022 Blizzard Zero G 95 Skis w/ Marker Kingpin 13 Binding
2022 Blizzard Zero G 95 Skis with Bindings
For the ultimate in light weight and versatile performance, look no further than the Blizzard Zero G 95 skis with bindings are a touring and backcountry skier's dream come true. The 95 mm waist is a great option in this category, as it's wide enough for a whole bunch of fresh snow, but still narrow enough to handle sketchy or demanding conditions, both in and out of the resort. This setup, though, is more meant for backcountry and touring adventures, as the Zero G skis boast a 2500 gram per pair weight at the 178 cm length. This makes the skis supremely light and easy for the climbs, while still containing just the right amount of beef for the downhill descents. It's all about the blend of light weight touring performance and the downhill prowess, and Blizzard has been making some of the best of both worlds for years now. Built with a paulownia wood core and carbon drive 2.0, the Zero G 95 skis with bindings represents an excellent choice for skiers who like the light weight of wood and carbon, but with that carbon providing some nice feedback in the turns. After all, what good is getting all the way to the top of a distant mountain peak if you can't enjoy the ride down?
- Sidecut: Waist: 95 mm
- Turn Radius: 23 meters at 178
- Weight: 2500 grams per Pair at 178
- Paulownia Wood Core
- Carbon Drive 2.0 Laminate
- Tip and Tail Rocker
- Skin Notches in Tips and Tails
- Ability Level: Advanced Skiers
All-Mountain • Touring
First of all congratulations on your website and all your videos! You are the best.
I am about to buy my first touring/all-mountain skis and after studying the market a lot I have two finalists, well in fact three.
I need your help!! I don't know what to decide... !!!
My height is 188cm without boots.
I like to climb mountains and enjoy the descent is very important to me. I think downhill is what I always want to enjoy the most.
Ski level = medium / high, I feel comfortable off the slopes and I have the level to go down black slopes well.
I ski in the Pyrenees and I decided to take a 95 or 96 ski. A versatile ski for all surfaces, but also floating when there is a good powder.
2021 BLIZZARD ZERO G 95 SKIS
2022 K2 WAYBACK 96 SKIS
2022 BLACK CROWS CAMOX FREEBIRD SKIS
Of the three, the Black Crows had ruled them out, because they seem less versatile ... Am I wrong?
1) Which ones do I buy?
2) If I choose Blizzard - size 178 or 185 (I thought 178 because that's what they recommend for my level and height on their website).
3) If I choose K2 - size 177 or 184 (I had thought 184 because that's what they recommend for my level and height on their website).
4) As bindings, a friend recommend me ATK all road 10. Are they compatible with both skis? Any other recommendations with brakes?
Thank you very much!!
You have done your homework well. We always say that true all mountain versatility underfoot is 94-99 cm.
The best true 50/50 resort/ touring ski out of this bunch is the 2022 BLACK CROWS CAMOX FREEBIRD. Does everything very well with no weaknesses and can be skied by a variety of skier types as well as turn shapes and speeds. Light enough for the uphill as well. At your height, we would recommend the 188cm length.
The ATK binding is pin binding that won't hold up to resort abuse and is a preferred binding for soft snow touring. You can mount to the ADK on any of the skis you had listed.
A binding like the Marker Kingpin (Comes with Black Crows package) or Salomon Shift would be ideal for this set up and they come with brakes. Can be skied hard at the resort and are also light enough to tour on.
Hope this helps and thin snow!