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Black Crows Ova Freebird Ski

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$419.97 $599.95

Item #BKC002F

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  • 162cm
  • 170cm
  • 175cm
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Tech Specs

Length:
162cm, 170cm, 175cm, 180cm
Dimensions:
[162cm] 120 / 85 / 102mm, [170cm] 122 / 85 / 105mm, [175cm] 124 / 85 / 106mm, [180cm] 124 / 85 / 108mm
Turn Radius:
17m
Profile:
classic camber, rocker tip, early rise tail
Construction:
cap
Core:
paulownia, fiber glass, carbon
Tail:
skin clip
Claimed Weight:
[pair, 175cm] 4lb 10oz
Recommended Use:
backcountry skiing, ski mountaineering
Manufacturer Warranty:
limited 2 years

Harvesting the corn.

Harvesting corn on the mountain is even more specific than harvesting season on the farm. Sure it's seasonal just like farming, but snow has a certain amount time it can cook under the sun before the corn turns sour. At a weight around four pounds per pair, the Black Crows Ova Freebird Ski keeps the weight off your feet so you can reach summits in springtime before you reap what you wanted to sow: soft, smooth snow. The Ova achieves such phenomenal lightness from a skinny 85mm waist that not only rides well on firmer snow, but also ensures a tight turn radius for challenging descents down tight chutes and steep couloirs.

Black Crows shaped the Ova with a lot of camber underfoot to pop in and out of each turn and enhance edging when you're working down the line's tricky crux. There's a bit of rocker in the tip to ease turning when harvesting is nice and deep, and the tail rises early to really make this ski quite comfortable to ride in difficult terrain. Black Crows made it out of a poppy paulownia wood core with fiberglass and carbon stringers that amplify the ski's stiffness without weighing you down.

  • Backcountry ski specified for harvesting springtime corn
  • 85mm waist rides firm snow best and allows tighter turns
  • Classic camber under foot pops in and out of each turn
  • Rockered tip and early rise tail ease turning in deeper corn
  • Poppy wood core with carbon and fiberglass for moderate stiffness
  • Cap construction keeps this ski at an ultralight weight of two pounds each
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Recommended Sizing Guide

Your ski size is largely determined by both your skiing ability and your preferred style of skiing. For example, an expert skier 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.

Men's / Unisex Alpine Skis
 Big-Mountain FreerideBackcountry JibAll-MountainPark & PipeAll-Mountain Carve
Pro 180 - 200cm 180 - 190cm 180 - 190cm 175 - 185cm 175 - 185cm
Expert 170 - 180cm 175 - 185cm 170 - 180cm 160 - 180cm 170 - 185cm
Intermediate 160 - 180cm 160 - 180cm 160 - 180cm 160 - 180cm 160 - 175cm
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.