A new bird in the Black Crows flock for the winter of 2021, this Anima Birdie is the women's version of the beloved, playful, unsinkable Anima. What's the difference between the Anima and Anima Birdie, a reasonable skier might ask? Absolutely nothing. Well, the Anima Birdie has a better topsheet graphic, I guess. Otherwise, lady rippers are getting the same floaty, fun 115mm-wide big mountain crusher that the Powder7 staff has been bringing on every powder-hunting trip for three winters. A redesign for 2021 has added a bit more power and stability to both the men's and women's Anima, dialing up the all-mountain versatility just a little higher. It's slightly stiffer, slightly wider at the tip, has slightly more camber, and the sidecut's been shortened by a couple of meters. Nimble, smooth, and an absolute riot in soft snow, the new Anima Birdie has jumped to the top of our list of women's powder slayers.