Black Crows Atris

2017

Men's Freeride
Black Crows
Price: £540.00 (ski only)
Overall:
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Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Upper Advanced Lower Expert Upper Expert
Sidecut 138-108-128
Turn radius 18m (184cm)
Lengths 178, 184 (2,050g), 190
Construction Cap and sidewall combo
Lightweight wood core
Tip and tail rocker
Strengths Stable, fast, awesome for big open spaces
Weaknesses The width makes it less agile from edge to edge at slower speeds

They say

The Atris is a modern, double rockered ski for the skier who wants a wide ski that they can use in the powder but also ski hardpack on.

We say

This is definitely more of a hard charging freeride ski. Immediately you can feel more width under your feet matched up to a strong construction through the ski. The Atris feels like it loves speed and is confidence inspiring for blasting through crud and deep powder in big arcs. Although it goes well at blasting speeds it’s still relatively easy to pivot and you never feel locked into one turn shape. However at slower speeds it does feel a bit wide and clumsy compared to other skis in this category.

Tester Comments

Pete Davison
More of a big mountain ski, charges well on the edges but also pivots easily at lower speeds
Al Morgan
More of a charger than an easy goer, prefers speed