Spot on: Black Crows Skis

Here I am showing what I consider the best skis of Black Crows – not only because they look nice, but for their great reviews – check them out!

You can also see my other reviews on the Gear Review tab of our website. We’ll be updating it there. So far, you can see the review of the Rossignol Star Wars kids’ skis and the Roces kids’ ski boots. Or check the 2018-19 new skis on Black Crows – they will cater all these ones underneath plus only some new models for 2018-19.

BLACK CROWS SKIS REVIEW

MENS ALL TERRAIN Skis (all Mountain)

DAEMON

“it’s a bit like having a wild stallion under your feet: the skis pivot ever so easily, they just love to play with the ground. and when you want to dig the edge in, the daemon’s right there, giving you instant bite into the snow whatever the terrain!”
julien regnier

Black Crows Daemon Men's skis- Photo by Black Crows.
Black Crows Daemon Men’s skis- Photo by Black Crows.

description

perfect blend of titanal and full reverse camber.

a very stable ski which goes in to action easily and efficiently due to the full reverse camber. the tonic effect of the flex is counterbalanced by the full reverse camber and allows the daemon to combine speed, bounce and easy handling.

the nitty-gritty

  • titanal plate on two third on the ski:bounce, tonicity, lightness and agility.
  • very solid flex under the foot and progressive on tips and heels:efficient on the edges and good distortion of the extremities in soft snow.
  • intermediary paling:99mm at the waist.
  • full reverse camber:ease in pivoting and cutting curves.
  • side lines enlarge to end of the ski:stability along the entire edge.

powder skier’s choice 2018

By definition, a daemon is a supernatural being of a nature that is both god-like and human, which suits this ski, too. Ninety-nine underfoot, incorporating metal and reverse camber, the daemon is an anomaly, but it works very well as a firm snow chunder destroyer and was one of the most talked-about skis at powder week.

freeskier 2018 our testers concur that the black crows daemon is as playful as a puppy and can carve like Freddy Krueger, making it an ultra-versatile, do-everything offering.

Le bon test 2018

un ski parfait pour faire le con partout dans la montagne. à prendre à sa taille ou 5 cm plus grand.

all terrain

camox

In a couple of words: precursor-playful-forgiving

629.95 €

(includes vat | free shipping)

174.6
181.2
186.1

“Its perfect for all kinds of terrain. The camox is great for powder, piste skiing and even park! this is the ski which i’d recommend to anyone who wants to ski everything with one pair of skis!”
Luca Tribondeau

Black Crows Camox Men's skis- Photo by Black Crows.
Black Crows Camox Men’s skis- Photo by Black Crows.

Description

Mid-fat, very responsive and tolerant – the Camox is especially good for all-terrain conditions.

The Camox is a great all-round ski thanks to a tip and tail which are efficient on soft snow and a solid flex underfoot which gives good grip on hardpack.

The nitty-gritty

  • medium width= 97mm waist.
  • double rocker= easy to handle with good control and pivot.
  • medium classic camber= classic camber underfoot with moderate ski/snow contact** giving a good balance between stability and manoeuvrability.
  • medium flex, stiff underfoot and softer through the tip and tail= comfortable during the turn and efficient on all types of terrain.

“The frogs have set out to create products dedicated to unadulterated pleasure. The Camox is a confident ski that can charge yet remains easy to flick from side to side. It’s a wide all-terrain ski, and it delivers.

VIATOR

Versatile-precise-acrobatic

429.95 €

(includes vat | free shipping)

155.1
165.2
171.3
177.2

 

“Freestyle skiing shouldn’t be confined to the park. true pleasure comes from expressing your creativity on a much larger canvas. The Viator incarnates this vision of all-terrain freestyle skiing,”
Julien Regnier

Black Crows Viator Men's Skis - Photo by Black Crows.
Black Crows Viator Men’s Skis – Photo by Black Crows.

Description

All-terrain, park or piste – the Viator offers an everyday, smooth ride suitable for all types of skier.

as at ease carving as it is cruising down the piste, riding switch or spinning in the park, the Viator is easy to ski and suits skiers looking for a super-playful, all terrain toy.

The nitty-gritty

  • slim width:86mm waist.
  • double rocker:highly manoeuvrable, easy to control and pivot.
  • medium classic camber:classic camber underfoot with moderate ski/snow contact, giving a good balance between stability and manoeuvrability.
  • tight sidecut and 17 meter turning radius= good for turning and helps with learning how to carve.
  • light ski:easy-to-handle and manoeuvrable.
  • soft flex:comfortable and accessible.

 

Big Mountain Skis

nocta

unsinkable-light-playful

749.95 €

(includes vat | free shipping)

177.6
185.5
190.6

“My favourite powder shape I’ve skied to date! The reverse camber makes them turn on a dime and you can really feel the ski working under your feet. in powder the control you have is incredible. With the narrower tip width it makes the swing weight lighter, making butters and spins feel effortless.”
Callum Pettit

Black Crows NOCTA Men's skis - Big Mountain - Photo by Black Crows
Black Crows NOCTA Men’s skis – Big Mountain – Photo by Black Crows

Surf the mountain

Great flotation and good handling, the Nocta is the ultimate toy for big conditions.

The association of great float, full reverse camber and straight edges allows the Nocta to accumulate big flotation in powder, good stability on the edges and a great handling.

The nitty-gritty

  • big width:122mm waist.
  • reverse camber:easy pivot and easy to carve.
  • extended sidecut:big turning radius, giving stability at high speed.
  • moderate flex along the whole ski= high performance and tolerant.

 

“super playful, responsive and trustworthy—nothing squirrely about them.”

“despite its primarily powder-aimed design, the nocta rips all conditions”

top facilité skieur 2016-2017

Big mountain

corvus

sovereign-alpine-modern

699.95 €

(includes vat | free shipping)

175.1
183.3
188
193.1

“The corvus satisfies our quest for an equilibrium between authenticity and modernity. we’ve found that balance with a ski which combines a super-reactive pivot and an infallible alpine spirit.”
Camille Jaccoux

Black Crows Corvus Men's skis - Photo by Black Crows
Black Crows Corvus Men’s skis – Photo by Black Crows

Description

A ski for steep-hunters.

The combination of a trustworthy tail, stiff flex and progressive front rocker makes the Corvus a very responsive, no holds barred ski.

the nitty-gritty

  • nice width: 109 mm waist.
  • front progressive rocker and low-cut turning radius= good edge stability.
  • progressive tail and light back rocker= less tail washout and easier pivot initiation.
  • long classic camber= classic camber underfoot with extensive ski/snow contact for alpine-style turns.
  • 21 meters turning radius= attacking spirit.
  • stiff flex underfoot, less stiff on the tip and tailgiving comfort and efficiency

““rockin’ stability, i love the traditional ski feel with the classy graphic.”
Cory Calkins, lone mountain sports bootfitter ”

Women Skis – All Mountain

daemon birdie

furtive-versatile-handles well

659.95 €

(includes vat | free shipping)

157.4
164.3
170.2
177.4

“with this daemon birdie you get the feeling of being in charge. if you want it to be tame, it’s tame; if you want it to bite, it can. it’s really quite neat to be the boss.”
Julien Regnier.

Description

Perfect alliance of titanal and full reverse camber.

A very stable ski which is easily to put into action and efficient due to the full reverse camber. The tonicity of the flex is counterbalanced by the full reverse camber which allows the daemon birdie to combine speed, bounce and good handling.

Black Crows Daemon Birdie Women's skis - All Mountain Skis - Photo by Black Crows
Black Crows Daemon Birdie Women’s skis – All Mountain Skis – Photo by Black Crows

The nitty-gritty

  • intermediary lift:99mm at the waist.
  • full reverse camber:facilitates pivoting and carving lines.
  • enlarged edges up to the tip:total stability throughout the length of the edge.
  • titanal plate over two thirds of the ski:bounce, tonicity, lightness and agility.
  • very solid flex under foot and progressive in the tip and heel:efficient on the edge and good deformation of the extremities in soft snow.
All Terrain

captis birdie

fun-loving-aerial-responsive

499.95 €

(includes vat | free shipping)

149.1
157.3
164.2
171.1

“the captis birdie is a very playful, super fun ski – lightweight with very good balance between the tip and tail. if you are an intermediate skier and want to take your skiing to the next level or play around in the park, this is an excellent choice”
Michelle Parker

Description

Medium width, rapid and vivacious – the captis birdie is ideal for resort skiing.

The captis birdie is relatively narrow making it very responsive and meaning quick edge-to-edge transition. lighter and softer than the unisex version, this is a women’s-only savage sk

Black Crows- Captis Birdie - Women's all-terrain skis. Photo by: Black Crows
Black Crows- Captis Birdie – Women’s all-terrain skis. Photo by: Black Crows

The nitty-gritty

  • medium width:90mm width.
  • double rocker:great manoeuvrability, control and pivot.
  • medium classic camber:classic camber underfoot with moderate ski/snow contact, giving a good balance between stability and manoeuvrability.
  • tight sidecut and 17 meter turning radius:good for turning.
  • easy and quick to carve.
  • this ski turns quite tightly.
  • tolerant flex and slightly softer than the unisex captis= comfortable and accessible.

Women’s big mountain

Big open spaces, powder days and a sense of freedom in the mountains, the birdie big mountain range is specifically designed for women who like to ski off piste and in the trees. the atris birdie is our widest big mountain ski for women, and with a double rocker, suits the girl who loves to ski powder and is looking for a more playful, modern style of skiing. Meanwhile, the navis birdie has a single rocker profile and a flat tail that gives it more of a traditional alpine feel.

Big Mountain:

Atris Birdie

Precursor-playful-light

659.95 €

(includes vat | free shipping)

160.1
169.1
178.3

“new shape but the same dna, for even greater ease and effectiveness! at every stage in its evolution i get a better match of rocker profile and sidecut. no doubt about it: these new atris 2018 are the most advanced skis i’ve ever had.”
julien regnier

Black Crows Women's Atris Birdie ski- Photo by Black Crows
Black Crows Women’s Atris Birdie ski- Photo by Black Crows

Description

Following in the footsteps of its universal avatar,
the modernisation of the atris birdie concentrated on three variables: lengthening the radius, softening of the flex and accentuating the progressive rise of the tail. Due to this modernisation, the ski is more stable at high speed and edging without altering its handling and playful character. Lighter and subtly more supple in relation to the new atris, the atris birdie the obvious choice for freeriders looking for a ski which is effective in all snow conditions, whether hard or deep.

The nitty-gritty

  • nice width:107 mm waist.
  • double rocker:immediate pivot.
  • medium classic camber:classic camber underfoot with moderate ski/snow contact, giving a good balance between stability and manoeuvrability.
  • slightly extented sidecut (20 meters radius):more stability at high speed, balance between firmness and manoeuvrability.
  • progressive tip rise:good consistency during the turn and easy float.
  • consistent and firm flex but slightly softer than the unisex atris: a very stable ski.

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Featured Image: Review of Black Crows skis – Photo by: Black Crows

 

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