Black Crows Orb Freebird

2018

Men's Free-Tour
Black Crows
Price: £530.00 (ski only)
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Suitability for touring:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Upper Advanced Lower Expert Upper Expert
Sidecut 122-91-109
Turn radius 18m (178cm)
Lengths 166, 172 (1,375g), 178, 183
Construction Cap & sidewall combo
Carbon & light woodcore
Tip rocker
Strengths Well balanced; strong in all conditions
Weaknesses Hard to fault; less grip on hardpack

They say

This light, moderately wide and seriously skiable touring ski has a new shape and core.

We say

The Orb Freebird is a very strong ski that strikes a good balance between performance and light weight. Very easy at slow speeds, it has lots of grip when pushed hard, and it steers beautifully into the turn, making it easy to control through the arc. The ski-snow contact is outstanding, which helps with different turn shapes in variable conditions.

Tester Comments

John Taylor
Easy to use, reliable in all snow; feels nimble and smooth
Pete Davison
Great float in the deep; great hold on the steeps; nice all-round ski