Turn powder filled terrain into your playground by clicking into the floaty, surfy, and freestyle minded Black Crows Nocta Ski. This fat 122mm waisted ski features a reverse camber profile, long turn radius, and lightweight construction to create a mind melting freestyle powder ski that will never hold you back.
The personality of this ski is really defined by how the reverse camber profile and long turn radius work together to provide a stable and nimble ski. The Reverse camber profile, also known as a full rocker profile, floats exceptionally well in powder by raising the tail and tip like a boat. A side effect of this heavy rocker is that you have a shorter effective edge, allowing you to pivot and smear turns for micro adjustments in trees or on pillows giving you nimble control when you need it most. The downside to this is fully rockered skis sometimes feel unstable and squirrely at high speeds, to prevent this the Nocta features a 26m turn radius. This long radius provides stability during high speed edging by essentially lengthening the effective edge so that you can charge backcountry lines in confidence. Finally a paulownia and poplar core provides a lightweight and responsive feel that saves your legs on short tours while remaining durable and flexing consistently.
- Freestyle ski for surfing and expressing yourself in powder
- 122mm waist provides a stable platform that floats like a dream
- Reverse camber profile lets you turn on a dime and float in powder
- Long turn radius adds stability on edge at high speeds
- Paulownia and poplar core is extremely lightweight and responsive
- Moderate flex is forgiving while remaining stable and playful
- Semi-Cap cuts down on weight without sacrifice durability
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Best Ski on the planet, have them at a 190cm, 6'2" 190lbs with look pivots. super light. Perfect Rocker. I would actually take them in a longer size if possible;) These things absolutely smash through everything. MOCK 10 on groomers with tons of control, blast through chop, huk cliffs and poppers like a boss. POWDER days are insane, no leaning back in these, you can be sloppy and engaged and they just float and send over everything. SUPER surfy in all conditions really the best ski I have ever had or felt underneath me. Was thinking I might need to add a ski to balance the quiver, na I stick with these as the one ski quiver. Straight Beast Mode all conditions.
Excited to ski these!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I haven't had a chance to ski these yet but am hoping to get out on some powder days as soon as the rocks are covered and the snow starts falling. These skis seem like a lot of fun with the reverse camber profile, 122 underfoot, and wood core. I typically like a playful ski that's responsive but also likes to charge at high speed.