The Zealot is part of Black Diamond's All-Mountain series of skis built with more versatile characteristics for everyday riding. Its 110-mm waist is wide by most all-mountain standards, but BD believes its construction technology makes it well suited for most of the demands of advanced and expert skiers. It's built with full sandwich-sidewall construction and metal layers for dampness, strength, and improved hard-snow performance. Tip rocker and semi-tail rocker aid in soft-snow performance. Like all BD skis - except in the Tour series - the Zealot is built with the company's 3D CNC wood core - a milling technique that reduces weight without sacrificing performance. Its paulonia core further reduces weight. All of Black Diamond's skis are being built in a new, state-of-the-art, company-owned factory in China.