Black Crows Navis Freebird Review

May 23, 2023
David Sunnyside

black crows navis freebird review

If you’re in the market for a lightweight backcountry ski that can do it all, look no further than the Black Crows Navis Freebird. These 102 mm wide skis are built to do everything from big day expeditions to everyday quests, and they’re a fantastic choice for anyone who wants to enjoy the freedom of human-powered skiing without sacrificing performance.

These Black Crows skis have a directional freeride shape, plenty of camber underfoot, and progressive front rocker to plane over mixed snow surfaces. The result is a lightweight ski that floats in powder and holds an edge on hardpack. And when it comes to descending, these skis are stable at speed and can be handled with confidence on the steeps.

For those who want a ski to do it all, this is the best choice in Black Crow’s lineup. It’s stiffer than the Corvus Freebird, but it still offers an exceptional level of stability for a touring ski.

If you’re looking for a lighter option than the Corvus, check out the Navis or the Camox. Both skis offer similar levels of versatility and skiability, but the Camox is a little wider for those who are into bigger descents on their adventures.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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