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Black Crows Navis Freebird 2016 Ski Review

Black Crows Navis Freebird 2016

Ski Statistics - Length (cm) / Sidecut (mm) / Radius (m)

169 / 131-102-116 /
179 / 133-102-118 /
185 / 137-102-122 /

Manufacturer's Description

“i would take the 179 version of this ski to cross the lyngen alps or for a trip to patagonia. light, simple and efficient, it’s a ski that has been well-designed for touring. it’s good on the climb but really comes into its own on the descent. steeps, hard or wind-blown snow, powder or spring snow, it will take you anywhere. this is the ski for you if you’re an expedition-type skier but it’s also perfectly suited to small day tours.” - bruno compagnet.

this year the navis freebird is 400g lighter per pair thanks to the freebird gene 2 chassis - a paulownia and poplar wood core, covered in three and two directional carbon and glass fibre. we have also reduced the turning radius to 19m which is better suited to ski touring. otherwise, the navis freebird has much the same qualities as the regular navis: it’s square and mildly rockered tail adds play in soft snow while retaining its classic alpine behaviour on harder snow, while a long front rocker makes it easier to get into turns quickly in tight spots and initiate with ease in the soft stuff.

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Reader Ski Reviews of the Black Crows Navis Freebird 2016
Black Crows Navis Freebird 2016
Written by gary hayes on 02/22

Skier Height:5ft 9 Skier Weight:75kg Skier Ability:advanced Ski length Tested:

Ski Review: hi i notice you would choose the 179cm based on my height and weight do you feel the 179 would be the correct choice for me plan to use for touring only

thanks gary

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