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 Orb Description:
The Orb is the rare Black Crows ski that features a metal-reinforced core, hinting at the sporty, high-performance engine hidden within its elegant chassis. Two layers of Titanal stiffen the ski from tip to tail, providing pop and dampness. Combined with a moderate tip rocker and a mid-fat 91mm waist width, that stout spine makes the Orb a powerful, versatile option for people who spend as much time railing groomers as exploring off-piste. Where other skis recoil from reckless speeds and variable surfaces, the Orb slices ahead with precision and stability. That's why this is a favorite among Eastern skiers.
2019 Black Crows Orb Specs:
|Rocker:||All Mountain Rocker|
|Weight:||3600 grams (per pair for size 172cm) Learn more about ski weights|