Black Crows Navis Freebird Touring Ski
Awesome ski. Have always been impressed with Black Crows quality and durability. And Cripple Creek always gets orders out in the quickest fashion. So amazing to have Cripple Creek in Silverton for all of our winter backcountry needs.
I have said it before and I'll say it again, this place is hands down the best backcountry ski store around. Do yourself a favor pick up the phone call them, stop in when you are in Colorado or use their chat service to get professional help quickly. I couldn't be more pleased with the level of support and care I have received when shopping with cripple creek. Hands down customer for life here. O yea and the skis are pretty dope as well.
Definitely a reason why me and 3 of my friends all ski this and love it- 102mm is almost perfect for ski touring. Arguably the most well rounded ski I've ever used. 19m turn radius is not too long, not too short- just right. Weight is decently light for the uphill, but as Black Crows is known for, they rip on the downhill! I have 2 pairs- one with a Salomon shift for sidecountry/resort days and one with a G3 Ion for just touring. Really really love them!!
I picked up the Navis Freebird as my first touring ski at the recommendation of Eric at Cripple Creek Backcountry. I wanted a ski I could take out on mid-winter backcountry tours and then use into the spring for a couple Colorado 14er objectives. The Navis Freebird has been a dream come true as it handles all snow conditions really well, is smooth in its turn initiation, and stable when I turn up the speed a few notches. The ski has a bit flatter tail with medium camber underfoot and a early rise in the tip - it seems like this is a recipe for great handling in powder but also solid edge hold on firm snow. I feel confident knowing that no matter the conditions or terrain I'm in, I have a ski that can handle it all really well. Thanks Eric and Cripple Creek Creek for the awesome service!!
Identified the skis I was looking for on Cripple Creek BC's on-line store and called to place my order. Courteous professional staff made ordering super easy and quick. Skis arrived promptly safe sound. Would shop with Cripple Creek BC again. Thank you