Black Crows Orb Birdie Ski
- 159.1, 164.4, 169.2cm
- 124 / 88 / 108mm
- Turn Radius:
- [159.1cm] 18m, [164.4cm] 19m, [169.2cm] 21m
- early rise
- 3D semi-cap
- Claimed Weight:
- [164.4cm, single] 3lb 6.7oz
- Recommended Use:
- all-mountain skiing
- Manufacturer Warranty:
- 2 years
Why We Like The Orb Birdie Ski
For days when we want to focus on what the piste has to offer, we count on the Orb Birdie Ski to find an edge in anything from soft wind-buff snow to refrozen icy crust. The ski’s poplar core falls into a medium stiffness flex pattern, and supplies dampening forgiveness at speed. The 3D construction boasts long-lasting durability, yet the ski still feels light and maneuverable in tight tree glades. The 88mm waist pairs perfectly with extended camber underfoot to make us feel like we're slicing our signature onto the mountain with great precision, as Black Crow’s resort skis have a unique way of doing.
- Carving ski is suited for steep runs on-piste in varied conditions
- 88mm waist transfers edges quickly and floats in traces of soft snow
- Early-rise tip planes over soft and variable snow smoothly
- Flat tail supplies a strong finish to every turn even on icy snow
- Titanal binding plate supplies a sturdy connection to the ski
- Medium turn radius allows for stability at all speeds
Recommended Sizing Guide
Your ski size is largely determined by both your skiing ability and your preffered style of skiing. For example, an expert skier on in Vermont will ski a far different ski than an expert in British Columbia. So take a look at our chart and explanations and find your perfect fit. Your weight also plays a large factor in finding the right ski. If you are either under or over average weight for your height consider downsizing or upsizing, respectively.
|Big-Mountain Freeride||Backcountry Jib||All-Mountain||Park & Pipe||All-Mountain Carve|
|Pro||172cm +||172cm +||172cm +||168cm +||172cm +|
|Expert||165cm +||165cm +||165cm +||168cm +||165cm +|
|Intermediate||160 - 170cm||160 - 170cm||160 - 170cm||160 - 170cm||160 - 170cm|
|Entry Level||N/A||N/A||150 - 170cm||150 - 170cm||150 - 170cm|
SKILL LEVEL EXPLANATIONS
Pro: Excels on any terrain, on any snow condition. Enjoys high speeds.
Expert: Comfortable on any terrain and most snow conditions.
Intermediate: Comfortable on Blue trails, exploring Black trails.
Entry Level: Learning to ski Green and Blue trails.
SKIING STYLE EXPLANATIONS
Big-Mountain Freeride: High speeds, deep powder, steep lines, straightlining, chutes, cliffs.
Backcountry Jib: Backcountry kickers, hucking, twintips, deep powder.
All-Mountain: From bumps to back bowls, groomers to glades; everything and anywhere on the mountain.
Park & Pipe: De-tuned edges and buttery twin tips, occasionally pole-impaired.
All-Mountain Carve: Stiff. High-speed corduroy cutter. For those blind to SLOW signs.