Black Crows Atris Birdie

2020

Women's Freeride
Black Crows
Price: £610.00 (Bindings)
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Steeps:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Upper Intermediate Upper Expert Upper Advanced Lower Advanced Lower Expert
Sidecut 136-108-178
Turn radius 20
Lengths 160 169, 178
Construction Semi Cap Stepdown
Wood Core
Double Rocker
Strengths Soft and easy, wide underfoot for pow
Weaknesses Turn radius is quite long

They say

The Atris Birdie focuses on four things: stability, rapid changing, tolerant degree of flex and progressive tail rise

We say

This was another ski where we struggled to get the right length to test and had to go for a shorter length than was ideal. Nonetheless it’s a ski that felt playful in its character and was reactive in short turns on steeper terrain. The radius on the Atris is quite long and you can feel that it takes a while for the ski to cut through the arc when on the edge. In short turns it actually worked pretty well, although that shorter length might have helped. The soft flex and wide platform obviously mark this out as a ski that can float and play in the pow

Tester Comments

Eilidh McLeod
Soft and playful, but still stable. Felt like they would be great on steep pitches for short to medium turns
Llyn Mill
A short ski with a long radius, long turns are laborious but anything quick and tight is loads of fun