On our first review we explained how to choose the best skis for you.
We have to remember a couple of things that will help how to identify and choose the right model for your best ski day.
With all these thoughts we are going to review the top #2 ski of our list for Men All-Mountain-Wide Skis:
#2: NORDICA ENFORCER 100
Before starting with this review, I’m going to talk about the ski factories.
Today, the ski factories must work together with ski brands because factories are manufacturing several brands under the same roof.
Back on the day, mostly in Europe, each brand had its own factory to develop its own skis.
Today things are different, and this is not a secret. One factory can manufacture several skis for different brands. This is not a problem nor a bad thing. In this case, the Nordica Enforcer 100 shares the same factory with the top #1 ski of our review, the Blizzard Bonafide 98.
Black Crows is a ski brand inspired by modern art, passing via urban culture. The logo was created by Yorgo Tloupas of Yorgo&Co, and is an association of chevrons,which remind us of our childhood drawings and symbolises the squadron of crows. Simple and geometric, it can be modified into infinity, creating a perspective close to illusion, within the line of optical art. Like this, black crows skis are recognisable to everybody.
The involvement of Yorgo&Co’s Paris design office and more particularly of its founder, Yorgo Tloupas, in the artistic direction of the brand, manifested the link between urban and skiing universes. This relationship is equally one of the foundations of the company, of having the willingness to surpass classic boundaries between the mountains and the town with a new approach to the mountains.
Black crows is above all a story of friendship, that of evolving freeride skiers in Chamonix, Camille Jaccoux and Bruno Compagnet . These are two personalities coming from the free-skiing universe, both passionate about mountains and adventure. This passion was translated by their willingness to find skis adapted to their practice in the Mont-Blanc massif. Black Crows was born from this intention.
It started, firstly, with a ski, the corvus, created in 2006 and which went on sale in 2007. A ski with a length of 196cm and 105 at the waist, capable of accelerating without limits in the massifs great powder fields, but also which had the capacity to handle delicate passages encountered in the high mountains. This non-conformist ski was the catalyst for the morphologic evolution of freeride skis.
The Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Show always indicates the start of the Northern Hemisphere ski season – or at least that it is coming closer! I love going to the show, now in its third year at the Battersea Park site. I choose to go on the Thursday, when it is more the trade day, and you can have a chat with all exhibitors, and also then I return on the Friday with my boys and husband, as an annual outing. The Ski Show is always a great place to see what is new in equipment – in this post will highlight some ‘pearls’ found at Finches Ski Emporium and the Rossignol stand.
What caught my eye at Finches Emporium
Rossignol Pure Pro 100 Women’s Ski Boots – The 2019 Rossignol Pure Pro 100 women’s alpine ski boot is specifically designed for women’s physiology. It has a slim fit to provide foot support for performance skiing. It comes with a liner that can be customised – heated and moulded during the ski boot fitting process. The liners are fully lined in merino wool, which is very soft and warm.
Going skiing with the family is great, but you need to plan your bag ahead, and be sure that your little ones will not be suffering from the cold, or if not, your holiday might be jeopardised if they are too cold for skiing.
When you are packing, I suggest thinking on your ski clothes first, and doing the normal clothes later. You will not need too many normal clothes if you are self catering, a couple of trousers, shirts or t-shirts and warm jumpers if you are planning to dine outside, unless you are staying in a hotel or chalet and you have to go out for dinner or you have included half or full board, that you might want to look smart every evening.
I was very sad to hear that Warren A. Miller, the pioneer ski movies filmmaker has passed away yesterday. He was 93, but he did have a great life. He promoted the idea of ‘pure freedom’ that is associated with skiing. He was a self-taught filmmaker who started filming himself for an annual narrated ski movie shown in small theatres. Over the years, he continued narrating all his films, his voice is very warm, and recognisable. He makes fun out of skiing and is ok of making fun out of himself. His company, Warren Miller Entertainment, has produced more than 500 adventure sport films.
“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
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. Continue reading “Spot on: Black Crows Skis”
After purchasing my two boys of 7 and 9 years old, the Roces ski boots that grow with their feet (I’ve written about this in this article) – I got tempted and got them now skis with bindings -(that will not need to be changed each season with a new pair of boots). At least I can get a couple of seasons of them!
Off we went to Finches Emporium, our local shop in Forest Hill, and as we took our adult skis to get their bases done there, we’ve decided to buy our kids’ skis in the same place and support our local businesses.