In Depth Staff Reviews:
By: Matt McDonald
New Crows Take Flight
Chamonix-based Black Crows has begun to make a deep impression on the North American ski scene in the last few years. Their sidewall adages and quips, bright colors, effervescence, and downright fun skis tend to appeal to, well, everyone. So naturally, Black Crows completely overhauls their look for next year. The 2020 Black Crows skis lineup draws on art both ancient and modern to do so. "Lines are timeless," a rep at Outdoor Retailer said. Their skis ski that way too.
To better diversify the lineup, ski designer and pro Julien Regnier had some fun. First, he slimmed down the frontside-oriented Orb to an 88-mm waist width (and gave it classy pinstripes), while also dropping its weight and making it more skiable at all speeds with a single layer of 3D ... Continue Reading
2019 Black Crows Anima Freebird Description:
The Anima Freebird is a big mountain touring ski aligning power and maneuverability. The Anima is a very stable ski and extremely stable at high speed. It will embrace a skiers creativity (big lines, jumps, quick pivot) and keep him on his feet. The big turn radius and extended sidecut makes for a long turning radius and good stability at high speed. The double rocker makes the Anima a playful animal with speed and liveliness. The Freebird version of the Anima has the same shape but is lighter for touring and has a different topsheet. Get out there and shred beyond the resort with the Anima Freebird!
2019 Black Crows Anima Freebird Specs: