The Blizzard Zero G 85 Ski comes at a weight that might make you think they're a bit, well, noodley, but with full sidewalls, tip to tail metal edges, and a wood core, we assure you they're as shreddy as a bowl of frosty wheat cereal. Thanks to Blizzard's Carbon Drive Technology, these skis are able to maintain all the key ingredients of a solid pair of planks, without weighing you down on the skintrack. A 3D unidirectional carbon fiber frame guarantees consistent flex and torsional rigidity, and it works in conjunction with the lightweight paulownia wood core to keep the overall weight of the skis down. With a 85mm waist, these Zero G's are the most nimble in Blizzard's line of lightweight touring skis and will excel in variable conditions. When you do come across a bit of powder, the rockered tip and tail will help keep these planks afloat and will make for easier turn initiations when you're laying down turns on big lines this spring. The compound sidewalls enhance the overall durability of the ski while giving them a stable feel when arcing high speed GS turns in the backcountry.