|Approx. Weight||Feels Normal|
|Skier Level||Advanced - Expert|
|Ski Style||Big Mountain (Freeride)|
|On Snow Feel|
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Black Crows Corvus 2018 - 2017 Review by A Better Ski
Black Crows Corvus 2017-18 Review by A Better Ski
Recently imported to the US, Black Crows is not new to the ski scene. Develop and tested in Chamonix, France, Black Crows has been around since 2006. The Corvus, a fully cambered poplar core ski gives a lively traditional feel, with the confidence to crush big lines.
2017-18 Black Crows Corvus Review and Video
Conditions: Hard Pack, Soft Groomers, Trees, Bumps
Boots: Salomon X-Max 120
Ski Personality: Traditional shape with progressive waist width. The Corvus rewards good skiing with liveliness and energy. Plenty of ski and remains confident as things get rowdy.
On the Snow Feel: Stable and quick, the Black Crows Corvus skis much more nimble then it’s waist width would suggest.
Turn Initiation and Carving: The Black Crows Corvus really likes long turns, although you can make short swing turns, you are working pretty hard to do so. The ski livens up as you put more energy into it. Initiation was fairly easy for a ski of this size and it didn’t tend to wander if you where just coasting flat footed, I think the abundant camber helped with this.
Speed: A confident and strong ski help with its ability to handle speed. I would like to see this with a few carbon stringers to dampen some of the feedback as things get rough.
Powder: Plenty of float thanks to its generous tip and the small amount of tip rocker will help make this ski more friendly. If you are a skier that likes more of an alpine feel in powder then you’ll love the Corvus. Smear? Try something else.
Uneven/Variable Terrain: Lacking damping core materials that I like to see in a resort ski does make this ski a bit of a challenge to handle as things get rough.
Edge Hold: No issue here! The Black Crows Corvus is confident laying a trench on cold mornings, laterally stiff, it keeps you there too. Just make sure you have some dialed boots on.
Flex: A stiff poplar core keeps the Corvus stiff underfoot and specifically at the tail, slightly softer at the tip will help you get up and on top of deep snow.
Overall: The Black Crows Corvus is a pretty great all around ski for a western skier, but that person must be able to appreciate a more traditional alpine shape. If your edits include the words “switch, smear, or slarve” maybe you should look elsewhere.
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