Black Crows Orb

2014

Men's All-Mountain
Black Crows
Price: £500.00
Overall:
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Off piste short turns:
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Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Upper Advanced Upper Expert
Sidecut 125-90-112
Turn radius 18 (168)
Lengths 168, 179, 186
Construction Camber
Flat tail
Semi cap
Strengths Cool looks. Grippy - plenty of character
Weaknesses Can feel unpredictable. Not happy to be steered at slower speeds

They say

This year the Orb gets new colours and continues with its Long Bow camber profile, flat tail and dual-radius sidecut.

We say

Like many of the Black Crows we tested, the Orb feels pretty beefy in its construction and translates this into lots of edge-grip, plenty of stability and a feeling that they’re built to go fast rather than skidding around the mountain. At speed, they hold onto a solid curve and give a smooth ride. The sidecut can feel a bit unpredictable, and the ski is more susceptible to fore/aft pressure than most. Many of our testers preferred to ride it more on the tail. In deep snow, that 90mm waist gives the ski some float and it feels well suited to these conditions.