Black Crows Orb

2018

Top Performer
Men's All-Mountain
Black Crows
Price: £530.00 (ski only)
Overall:
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Ease of use:
Ability Level Upper Intermediate Lower Advanced Upper Advanced Lower Expert Upper Expert
Sidecut 122-91-109
Turn radius 18m (178cm)
Lengths 166, 172, 178 (1,875g), 183
Construction Cap & sidewall combo
Titanal lightweight woodcore
Tip rocker
Strengths Has no weaknesses in any conditions, surprisingly punchy in short turns. Feels super high quality
Weaknesses Hard to fault

They say

With the addition of two Titanal plates, this ski has evolved into a real beast. The new Orb has great pop and is full of life.

We say

The Orb gives out an exceptionally smooth ride. The flex and sidecut are really well judged, and the ski as a whole feels supremely well balanced. Like all the Black Crows skis we tested this feels like a quality piece of kit, which will last the test of time, the level of quality is very high. It has great stability at speed both on and off piste and resoundingly achieves the challenge of feeling floaty and playful in powder, while still being quick and reactive on the piste. This is a fantastic ski, which works brilliantly in all conditions, awesome!

Tester Comments

Mark Jones
Great ski! Very smooth ride, feels really nicely balanced in flex and sidecut, skis well both on and off piste
Nicko Braxton
A great all rounder, does what it should. I loved this ski, maintains punch on the piste