With a 110-millimeter waist, it's no wonder testers gave the Zealot high scores for powder/flotation. The Zealot comes in only two sizes: 182 and 192 centimeters. "Point these and go," Flickinger said. "This ski is great for long GS turns, but not for short ones. Watch yourself in the tight trees." More of a soft snow and big turning ski than the slightly narrower Verdict, the Zealot has a rockered tip and semi-rockered tail designed for flotation and forgiveness in variable snow. Construction includes a 3D metal sandwich, which combines Titanal sheets, lightweight paulownia wood and tapered sidewalls. According to Colorado skier O'Neill, the Zealot "blasts through powder and crud all the while feeling solid underfoot."