Ski Reviews by Brand:

Ski Review

Black Crows Nocta 2018 Ski Review

Black Crows Nocta 2018

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

177.6 / 139-122-132 / 26
185.5 / 140-122-132 / 26
190.6 / 140-122-134 / 26

Manufacturer's Description

Great flotation and good handling, the nocta is the ultimate toy for big conditions.

The association of great float, full reverse camber and straight edges allows the nocta to accumulate big flotation in powder, good stability on the edges and a great handling.

Real time prices for the Black Crows Nocta 2018, or similar ski products:

Black Crows Nocta Ski

Black Crows
Click to buy from

Black Crows Nocta Skis 2018

Black Crows
Click to buy from evo
(31% off)

Black Crows Nocta Skis 2019

Black Crows
Click to buy from evo
Reader Ski Reviews of the Black Crows Nocta 2018
Black Crows Nocta 2018
Written by SkiPapa on 03/28

Skier Height: 5’11 Skier Weight: 180 Skier Ability: Intermediate/expert Ski length Tested: 181

Ski Review: I’m hesitant to start a review for a pair of skis that are 122 underfoot by talking about how they perform on the groomers or at slow speeds. However, they ski as you would expect them to. They aren’t by any means slow, but you certainly don’t feel dazed by the speed edge to edge. The Nocta doesn’t grip that well either. Full rocker. Short effective edge. The Nocta wants to drift and go sideways. You should let it. This isn’t your everyday ski.

In deep snow they are lively, go where you point them and give you confidence underfoot. A 7 or 8 on the stiffness scale, which actually rewards strong and aggressive technique and encourages you to get forward. In crud and anything else the rocker makes it effortless and the width underfoot means you stomp it. I was the most advanced of a group of three who tried the 185 but even the intermediate skier with less than 20 days in powder in his life got on with it after a sighter run or two.

I’ve always loved the simple aesthetics of Black Crows ski, and while these are a little bit more “out there” compared to the first topsheets this French brand gave us, they are still understated.

Add review of this ski.

Latest User Reviews

Ski : Head Worldcup Rebels i.SL RD 2018

Skier Height:5’7”
Skier Weight:200
Skier Ability:advanced - expert
Ski length Tested:165

Ski Review:I recently purchased this ski and was skeptical that it was as good as what I was being told, keep in mind this is my front side only ski,...

Ski : Fischer RC4 The Curv 2018

Skier Height:6’1”
Skier Weight:195
Skier Ability:Expert
Ski length Tested:178, 185

Ski Review:  Great ski.  I’m looking to replace my old Voelkl Super-Six’s with a front side cruiser and these fit the bill (in the longer length).  I...

Ski : 4FRNT MSP 2018

Skier Height: 5 foot 10
Skier Weight: 70kg
Skier Ability: Expert (ski instructor)
Ski length Tested: 176

Ski Review:

Hassle free at the front, so much so you forget they are there. Engage the tails, and 4FRNT’s MSP can punch you in the...