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What a fantastically well rounded ski, and another ski that was part of our famous Wolf Creek adventure. This was my ski of choice for when the ski area had only reported 3 inches, but we were pleasantly surprised by about a foot. As I have stated in a few other reviews, anything is going to be fun in a foot of snow as long as it is wide enough and has some rocker. This ski felt wider than what it actually is in deep snow and I have also had the chance to take it out on harder snow days earlier in the season, and I was quite impressed. I wouldn't lie to you, there is definitely some chatter at the highest of speeds but really no loss of edge hold. This could be a quiver of one for someone who spends 80% of their time off the groomed trails. The ski shines most in tight turning scenarios like moguls and trees. Also, when choosing a size for this ski, do not be afraid to size up just a bit. I normally am most comfortable in the upper 170's as far as length goes and I rocked the 184cm with ease.
By Matt McDonald
As a freeride-oriented skier with a lust for powder, I feel like Iâ€™m always on a quest to find a mid-fat all-mountain ski thatâ€™s playful and surfy enough for soft snow and smooth and stable enough to bust crud or rip carves. I donâ€™t like noodle skis, but Iâ€™m not a hulking ex-racer looking for a pure bomber. I dare sayâ€” the Atris gets me. Like, more than any ski (or woman) ever has. At Wolf Creek, the ski floated, sprayed, and slashed through trees in two-plus feet (yeehaw!) of fresh storm snow. Then it popped off cornices and cliffs. Then it laid smooth trenches on packed trails. Then itâ€”ok, Iâ€™ll stop. I think you get the point.
2019 Black Crows Atris Description:
The 2019 Atris gets a fresh topsheet but no structural changes from 2018. So that means one of the best, most-versatile skis in this class comes back ready to float like a pure powder ski and rip any terrain you throw at it. One of the favorites from the Black Crows lineup, the Atris is even more balanced than a premium French Merlot. And it's way more fun. Chutes, steeps, groomers, powder, wind crust, trees, bumps, airs...the Atris is ready to play.
2019 Black Crows Atris Specs: