Black Crows Camox Freebird

2017

Men's Free-Tour
Black Crows
Price: £550.00 (ski only)
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Suitability for touring:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Upper Intermediate Lower Advanced Upper Advanced Lower Expert Upper Expert
Sidecut 128-97-114
Turn radius 18m (178cm)
Lengths 163, 171 (1,600g), 178, 183
Construction Cap & sidewall combo
Lightweight wood core
Tip & tail rocker
Strengths Light, very easy to pivot into the turn
Weaknesses Stiff tail makes it trickier coming out of the turn

They say

A modern mid-fat touring ski for skiers who want to play on the descent.

We say

The Camox looks super cool with its new graphic and immediately has a high quality feel to its construction and design. As with many of the skis on test here, it’s an exceptionally light ski and feels like a great set up for some big tours. At slower speeds it is very easy to pivot and feels really eager to change direction and get into the new turn. In deeper powder the shape works really well, with the wide shovel helping to get instant float, however the tail feels pretty stiff and makes it less forgiving when steering out of the turn.

Tester Comments

Aaron Tipping
Torsionally strong on the hard pack. Stiff tail pushed me back in choppy off piste
Mark Jones
Light, very easy to use, no effort to pivot. Great shape for powder