2022-2023 Zag Slap 104

Ski: 2022-2023 Zag Slap 104, 188 cm

Available Lengths: 164, 170, 176, 182, 188 cm

Blister’s Measured Tip-to-Tail Length (straight-tape pull): 186.2 cm

Stated Weight Per Ski: 1990 grams

Blister’s Measured Weight per Ski: 1997 & 2001 grams

Stated Dimensions: 137-104-126 mm

Blister’s Measured Dimensions: 137.2-103.3-125.9 mm

Stated Sidecut Radius (188 cm): 20 meters

Measured Tip & Tail Splay (ski decambered): 69.5 mm / 47 mm

Measured Traditional Camber Underfoot: 4.5 mm

Core Materials: paulownia/poplar + phenol binding reinforcement + rubber strip + fiberglass laminate

Base: sintered 

Factory Recommended Mount Point: -8.3 cm from center; 84.8 cm from tail

Ski: 2022-2023 Zag Slap 104, 176 cm

Blister’s Measured Tip-to-Tail Length (straight-tape pull): 174.1 cm

Stated Weight Per Ski: 1820 grams

Blister’s Measured Weight per Ski: 1761 & 1778 grams

Stated Dimensions: 134-103-123 mm

Blister’s Measured Dimensions: 133.7-102.4-122.5 mm

Stated Sidecut Radius (176 cm): 18.5 meters

Measured Tip & Tail Splay (ski decambered): 67.5 mm / 49.5 mm

Measured Traditional Camber Underfoot: 6 mm

Factory Recommended Mount Point: –7.25 cm from center; 79.8 cm from tail

2022-2023 Zag Slap 104, BLISTER
Zag Slap 104 – 22/23 Top Sheet
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[Editor’s Note: In the interest of getting you information sooner on some of the products we’re reviewing, we’re posting here some of our measured specs and manufacturer details, and will update in the future. Take a look, and let us know in the Comments Section below what questions you’d like us to answer.]

What Zag says about the Slap 104

“Intrigued by freeride but unready to leave the groomers forever? Light and playful on all terrain! The legendary versatility of S-104 is made… Easy in difficult snow, the Slap 104 permits skiers to play with off-piste terrain but also carve long turns thanks to its excellent traction on hard and groomed snow.”

Flex Pattern

Here’s how we’d characterize the flex pattern of the 188 cm Slap 104:

Tips: 6-6.5
Shovels: 6.5-7
In Front of Toe Piece: 7.5-9.5
Underfoot: 10
Behind the Heel Piece: 9.5-8
Tails: 8-7.5

And here’s how we’d characterize the flex pattern of the 176 cm Slap 104:

Tips: 6.5-7
Shovels: 7
In Front of Toe Piece: 7-9.5
Underfoot: 10
Behind the Heel Piece: 9.5-8
Tails: 8-7.5

On both lengths, there is a pretty slow and smooth ramp-up in the front halves. The back halves are a bit stiffer overall, but not drastically stiffer than the front halves. The 176 cm Slap 104 is actually a bit stiffer than the 188 cm Slap 104 at the very ends of the tips and tails.

Stay Tuned…

We just received several Zag skis, including two lengths of their Slap 104. Stay tuned for updates, and let us know of any questions you have regarding this lightweight freeride ski.

2022-2023 Zag Slap 104, BLISTER
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3 comments on “2022-2023 Zag Slap 104”

  1. So stoked to hear you are finally going to review Zags, finally. I was in the Zag HQ store in Argentière not two months ago asking about Blister. I’m dying to see which ones you received. I ski in Chamonix and they are one of the most popular skis on the mountain, especially in the backcountry. Their line-up is made for the Chamonix Valley, so it will be interesting to read Blister’s thoughts from a broader perspective. I hope to read how do Slaps compare to some of the more playful US brand skis, especially Moment. I’d also like to know what do you think about mount points on H series, particularly H-96.

    Blister membership is one of the best investments I’ve made, and it just got better.

    • This is great to hear, Ricardo, thank you for your kind words.

      We will be reviewing two lengths of the S-104, two lengths of the H-96, and one length of the H-106. Stay tuned for updates including comparisons to other skis in each of their classes.

  2. I have a slap-104 from 2018 collection. It has slightly less tip splay, more rearward rec mount point (-9) and it seems like a stiffer flex in tip and shovel. I mounted them +3 and it’s one of my most favorite all mountain ski. Poppy, doesn’t chatter at speed and not demanding. Looks like a new version will be even more fun in soft snow due to softer shovel and more tip splay.

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