Black Crows Atris

2019

Men's Freeride
Black Crows
Price: £590.00
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Steeps:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Upper Advanced Upper Expert
Sidecut 139-108-126
Turn radius 20m (184cm)
Lengths 178, 184, 190
Construction Cap & sidewall combo
Lightweight wood core
tip & tail rocker
Strengths Awesome in the pow, wide, floaty and strong at speed
Weaknesses Slow from edge to edge in shorts, feels more of a struggle on piste

They say

New shape but the same dna, for even greater ease and effectiveness at every stage in its evolution.

We say

The Atris has much more of a classic ‘freeride’ feel to it, it’s really well damped and is completely vibration free. This makes it feel supremely stable at speed in bigger arcs and it has the ability to blast through any tricky snow conditions with ease. That super wide 108mm underfoot also really makes itself noticed, giving the ski instant, easy float. In shorter turns on harder snow the width works against it and it does feel much more sluggish from edge to edge, and struggles to develop much grip. However, in long fast arcs it can grip when really angled over, but essentially this feels like a ski that’s very much focused on big turns in powder.

Tester Comments

James Allen
A very cool looking freeride ski that delivers off piste with ease.
John Taylor
Very predictable off piste, floats very early, on piste flex feels over damped, so lacking in rebound.