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Black Crows Camox Freebird Touring Skis

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The previous version of the Black Crows Camox Freebird had a zero-carbon design that relied strictly on wood and fiberglass for its core. This was a novel attempt at seeking a traditional ski feel, but lead to a ski that was planky and sluggish. Not to mention a 1600 gram weight penalty was a bit ridiculous for a sub 100mm waisted a touring ski.

The new Camox uses a similar core as the popular Orb Freebird where all of the poplar wood is removed for a paulownia only core, drastically reducing the weight. That reduction in wood stiffness is then reinforced with carbon fibers, glass fibers, and a titanal mounting plate. They also shortened the length of the ABS sidewall to eliminate more weight and give the tip and tail a little more flex. The result is a shedding of two thirds of a pound per ski, coming in at 1,375 grams in the 178 cm length! The new Camox Freebird retains the best-in-class dampening that Black Crows are known and loved for. 

The previous Camox's dimensions were always right for a fast and light setup, but the 1600+ gram weight and plank like feel kept it from being a good match for big missions in a light boot. In fact it was only available via special order, not stocked in our stores. We are now incredibly stoked on this ski and you'll see it under our boots a lot particularly April through May. Paired perfectly with Black Crow Climbing skins From Pomoca

  • Beauty and simplicity combine to make this ski usable for variable terrain 
  • Progressive front rocker with medium camber underfoot and slight rocker in the tail
  • Redesigned lightweight Paulownia core
  • 96mm is the definition of all-mountain with its versatile platform
  • 17m turns for lively, short turns
Specs Product Details
Weight 1375g (178cm)
Lengths 160, 166, 172, 178, 183, 188 cm
Dimensions 133 / 96 / 114 mm (178cm)
Profile Slight Rocker Tip / Camber
Construction Semi Cap
Core Paulownia
Recommended Use All Mountain
Manufactuer Warranty 2-Years

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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
J Cullen
One quiver ski

With a 96mm waist and 17m radius this ski feels like an all rounder on the mountain. Just the right amount of rocker to float up in variable snow but hold on to hard pack. Feels neutral from a stance input. I did not weigh them but light enough for efficient touring and still being fun to ski anywhere.

Mike Farrell
Huge weight advantage

New to touring, so that's my lens here. Live the skis, and the light/quick feel is wonderful on the ascent for sure. Skiing wind slab and chop, found that lightness makes them a bit chattery on descent. Trade-off I'm happy with given relative time up/down.

Steve Sheldon
Cripple Creek

New to sport so I don’t have much to compare to. But my experience there was great and the gear is exactly as promised, they were very detailed asking me my skill level intended use budget etc. and I think they set me up perfectly thank you guys.

Nick Greenfield

Black Crows Camox Freebird

Nancy M
Loving my new skis

Hoping to get some new snow to play in but so far they have been great on early morning Cresta trips

David Finlayson

Skis. Boots. Bindings. All perfect. Thank you for the great assistance and set up.

Stephen Goethel
Ask a Question: See my review above.
Camox Freebird

So far almost all skiing has been inbounds, groomers here in the midwest. Utah trip coming up. This is also my first AT set up so can't compare apples to apples. That said ski is very nimble, holds speed well considering how light it is. Can put it up on edge and carve decently; does well in the bumps. Doesn't quite have the pop/energy I am used to with a traditional alpine ski. Not sure if that's a function of the this ski or AT skis in general. It is a minor critique.
Anxious to get it out in its intended environment and in powder. Side note: So far Solmon MTN bindings have been great. Not a single pre-release. Cant tell really any difference from a traditional alpine binding in terms of on snow feel/performance; so 2 thumbs up on that.