Playful and durable!
As a powerful/playful skier, I really enjoy how these skis help me perform through whatever snow conditions and terrain. The 108mm width is perfect for gliding through powder and I've still managed to navigate my way around tight sections of trees, rocks and stumps while maintaining control and stability. They also carve really well on groomers with a quick edge. Overall, these are my go-to skis for any day.
Height: 5' 9'' Weight: 150 Age: 23
Terrain: All Mountain, Park, Backcountry, Groomers
Jake Burchmore on Jan. 13th 2021
The Couloir Slayer
Does the thought of a 50degree couloir excite you? Are playful yet stable skis with just the right amount of rocker your style? Do you like showering with your favorite person? If so check out the Atris by Black Crows!
This tester has skied many of the classic Eastern Sierra lines, on many different skis, and has yet to find a set-up better suited to skiing steeps confidently in all types of snow, followed by jumping off of everything in sight on the way back to the trailhead. .
Height: 6' 0'' Weight: 170 Age: 28
Terrain: Steep Couloirs!
Superstokedsteve on Feb. 25th 2021
Few skis reach the point of cult classic status, but the Black Crows Atris quickly rose to the challenge and won our hearts right when it was released. Endlessly playful, responsive, and stable enough to charge with the best of them, the Atris quickly became a ski we all reached for no matter the conditions. So when we heard the Atris was changing, you can understand our slight distress. The good news? Not all change is bad. Instead of a total overhaul, the changes are more like refinements that improve stability and smoothness on firmer snow. Black Crows moved the contact points closer to the tip and tail, elongating the effective edge and giving you greater stability when carving or edging through crusty steeps. With a slightly trimmer waist -- 108mm to 105mm -- you can quickly roll the skis over on edge. Despite this, the Atris doesn't lose it's character. You still get the same poppy and playful ride that attracted all of us in the first place. It's just as easy to flick to the side when bashing through tight trees, navigating tech-y steeps, or racing through bump runs. And with the new shape, you get greater edge hold in those places when conditions are not as soft as you might want them to be. The ski also remains metal-less, a unique find in today's partial-metal-laminate trend, giving you a progressive flex that's just as fun to play around on and provides great suspension. So often we are looking for the ski that can do quite literally anything and everything, and while there's no one magic ski that carves as well as it floats in powder, the new 2023 Atris certainly gives other skis a run for their money.
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