Black Crows Captis Birdie

2019

Women's All-Mountain
Black Crows
Price: £540.00
Overall:
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Off piste short turns:
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Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Upper Advanced Upper Expert Upper Intermediate
Sidecut 118-90-108
Turn radius 17m (164cm)
Lengths 149, 157, 164, 171
Construction Cap & sidewall combo
Light wood core
Tip & tail rocker
Strengths Easy to use, light, fun and playful in powder
Weaknesses Binding mount and lack of edge grip in high speeds on hardpack

They say

The Captis Birdie is a relatively narrow making it very responsive and meaning quick edge to edge transition. Lighter and softer than the unisex version, this is a women’s only savage ski.

We say

The Birdie is an easy ski to use, which is quick to move into a new turn. It’s really in shorter turns that it feels most at home with the light construction, rockered profile and twin tips all helping it to turn with no effort. Although it feels eager to turn it also has enough of a wider platform underfoot which allows it to get easy float up to the surface in deep powder. As with a lot of twin tips the binding is mounted quite far forward which helps to initiate the turn and makes a massive difference when riding switch, but this does work against it when trying to ride out fast turns on the groomed runs.

Tester Comments

Natasha Edwards
A twin tip ski that would work well for a recreational advanced skier. Great for shorter, quicker turns both on and off.
Lynn Mill
A ski suited to lower level adventurous skiers. Its width gave great float, but at a higher speed or longer turns it starts to lack.