Black Crows Atris Birdie

2017

Women's Freeride
Black Crows
Price: £540.00 (ski only)
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Steeps:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Upper Advanced Lower Expert Upper Expert
Sidecut 135-107-124
Turn radius 17m (169cm)
Lengths 169 (1,775g), 178
Construction Cap and sidewall combo
Lightweight wood core
Tip and tail rocker
Strengths Awesome in deep powder, easy to pivot and steer
Weaknesses Less stability and strength in long fast turns on hardpack

They say

Third season and big success for this ski bi-directional developed for freeride. They are light and stable but powerful enough to be supportive in deep powder.

We say

This is another ski that looks really cool and will definitely get a lot of attention in the lift lines. It’s also fantastic to use in deep off piste conditions, that super wide platform and big rocker makes it immediately float up to the surface. Once up and running it is very easy to pivot and redirect and can always get you out of a tricky spot. It gives a smooth ride, and the lightweight construction really helps in backcountry conditions. On the piste the wide platform and lightweight cause it to be less stable and grippy.

Tester Comments

Bella Seel
Love the colour, looks great. Off piste feels fun and light, pivots really easily under the foot
Amanda Pirie
The full rocker makes it easy to pivot, the width of the ski and the camber make it cumbersome on piste