This Ski Is A Staff Favorite:
This ski, my friends, is a good and true ski. To be honest, I've never been let down by a Black Crows model--but the Anima exceeded my unreasonable expectations. It's unbelievable in deep stuff. What surprised me, though, was its versatility. In variable snow the day after a storm, and even on the frontside of the mountain, the Anima handles like a skinnier ski. Full disclosure: I've gone both heli-skiing and cat-skiing this winter (because I'm a fancy businessman), and the Anima came with me each time. I don't mess around on those trips, so I'm bringing a ski I have no doubts about. That ski is the Anima.
In Depth Staff Reviews:
By: Matt McDonald
For the most part, there are no bad days of skiing. There are good days. Great days. And, of course, best days.
When the universe conspires to give you a best day, it's normal to feel like you lack the words or megapixels to capture it. Good news—in 10 years, you'll remember it whether or not you told anyone or saved photos. One essential: the right skis for the job.
Don't show up for your would-be powder day of the season an hour late and 20 millimeters short. Mobilize a pair of fat skis, and keep 'em ready. Which skis, you ask? We've got some ideas.
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Black Crows Anima. Why we love it: It's no secret that we love the way Black Crows skis perform. The Anima is one of our favorites, a staff pick for deep days at Wolf ... Continue Reading
2019 Black Crows Anima Description:
The beloved Black Crows Anima returns for the winter of 2019 with a graphic update, but no structural changes. Which is good, because the wide and stable Anima has always been an excellent weapon for big mountain skiers. Despite its 115mm waist and generous tip and tail rocker, the Anima can't be pigeonholed as just a deep snow animal. It excels in untracked powder, of course--but also handles variable or firm conditions with stability, energy, and playfulness. Tracked-out bowls? This thing powers through them. Tight trees? Quick turn initation is a breeze on the surfy, rockered-up Anima. I've never been disappointed on the Black Crows Anima, and I have a hard time imagining it disappointing you.
2019 Black Crows Anima Specs:
|Weight:||4130 grams (per pair for size 176cm) Learn more about ski weights|