Waist width is how wide skis are underfoot - directly under the binding at their narrowest point.
Playful skis are easy to maneuver, and are generally more flexible and forgiving. They excel in trees, bumps, and on side hits. For some skiers, they may leave something to be desired when making big fast turns.
These skis bridge the gap between playful and directional. They have enough backbone to carve at speed yet can make short quick turns when needed.
Directional skis are confidence inspiring at speed, especially when carving bigger turns. They excel at hard snow carving and big mountain ripping. For some skiers, they may leave somethign to be desired when making short quick turns.
A demo ski is a used ski that comes with a mounted binding that can be adjusted to any boot size. Demo skis typically come from demo fleets or programs, whether on the mountain, in a mountain town shop, or from the manufacturer.
A new ski is brand new and has never been on snow. New skis can come either with or without bindings. If a ski is referred to as "flat" it means the ski does not come with bindings.
Some skis are paired with bindings while others are not. If a ski does not come with bindings, they must be purchased separately, as bindings are required to use a ski. We have a large selection of bindings available. When you select a ski you will see compatible bindings.
If a ski is referred to as "flat" it means the ski does not come with bindings.
Black Crows is an independent French ski maker based in Chamonix. Founded by freeskiers, for freeskiers, Black Crows focuses on producing skis and clothing that remain true to the culture of freeskiing. Founders Bruno Compagnet and Camille Jaccoux have built the company with the guiding principle of refusing to compromise their identity, and their focus on remembering who we are and why we ski shines through in their products. Black Crows was founded in 2006.