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How's this for a recommendation: on our company powder-chasing trips, we always bring multiple pairs of the Black Crows Nocta. Everybody wants to ski it, so one isn't enough. It's up there with the K2 Pon2oon as our favorite deep day board, and the Nocta is more or less unsinkable. On a powder day at Wolf Creek, it popped off cornices and small cliffs, surfed our favorite untracked hike-to lines, and pivoted with playful ease through the Wolf's famous numbered chutes. Even in chopped up snow the day after a storm, the Nocta powered through without getting deflected, and its massive surface area kept me floating like a cork. On the best days of the season, the Nocta is the only friend you need.
This is perhaps my favorite powder day ski. I skied it at Wolf Creek on a powder day and a skied up powder day. On day with deep fresh snow it performed exceptionally well. It was super poppy off jumps and small cliff drops and skied the fresh snow with ease. The soft flex and twin tip tail made it really playful, turning the mountain into a playground.
The next day, things were skied up a bit. Normally I would have gone down to something skinnier but I stuck with the Nocta to test it's chops. I was really surprised how well it still skied. It was still really fun in the skied up trees and on a groomer or two. It's a relatively lightweight ski which really helps it to turn quickly and stay nimble.
All in all, a great ski that I'll continue to use on dream days.
By: Matt McDonald
I reached for the Nocta at Wolf Creek on a stormy powder day in two feet of fresh. By day's end, I was fighting to keep myself from buying it. Yeah, all skis are fun in pow, but the Nocta made me feel nigh invincible straight-lining and surfing down tree shots. Impressive float. For its size, it's surprisingly playful and poppy. Also, to whom it may concern, the Nocta stomps landings like a boss and stands out as your buddies snap pictures of your faceshots.
2019 Black Crows Nocta Description:
Big snow requires a big-time ski. Refreshed with a new topsheet for 2019, the Black Crows Nocta is the connoisseur's choice. That's why, if you watched a ski movie filmed in the last few years, the odds are pretty good you saw some pro sending it on the Nocta. At 122mm underfoot and with a full reverse camber profile, this beast is fat, floaty, and fun. Stiff enough to straightline wide open steeps, but playful enough to dance through deep, tight trees, the Nocta is way more versatile than you'd expect for a ski of its indulgent proportions.
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