by The Editors
Zai Testa ski review, tested in Aspen.
Zai Testa ski review from SNOW’s annual Snow Ski Test last April on Colorado’s Aspen Mountain.
David Stapleton, past U.S. Ski Team member, pro racer, shop owner, and Gorsuch manager, acted as test director, selecting a number of high end boutique skis new on the market for 2017. See all reviews
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“These skis are ideal for medium radius cruising, with good edge hold at speed,” says Shelby Rogala, a ski pro at Aspen Highlands. P.J. McGovern adds: “These skis are light to carry, but ride like a heavy, damp ski. They’re perfect for someone spending time on frontside groomers.”
Timeless looks. Cutting-edge performance.
Beneath its handcrafted walnut surface, zai testa boasts a high-tech interior engineered to deliver formidable handling and control. A rewarding ride for skiers of all abilities, testa performs with grace and power in a variety of snow conditions.
- Handcrafted in Switzerland
- Polished walnut veneer surface
- Stainless steel upper edges
- Ultra-lightweight cedarwood core
- Nano high speed race base
The characteristics of the zai testa vary greatly, depending on the length of the ski. Each length of this collection is developed independently to achieve optimum performance. The agile testa 150 offers breathtaking cornering stability. Its surface of natural wood gives the inner life of carbon even better damping and so it runs, even for a shorter ski, incredibly quiet.
The medium length testa 160 offers a wide range of cornering curves and cornering positions, in addition to the exceptional speed and stability which are made possible by its greater length. Drive relaxed or go to your limits – the testa 160 comes along.
The longest testa in the collection, thanks to its wide width, is a good all-rounder in the mountains and allows for carving on prepared pistes strong inclination positions. An extremely adaptable ski that will reward you season by season.