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Black Crows Ova Freebird Skis

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The Black Crows Freebird line in general is light, but not ultralight, focusing on downhill performance and limited chatter. The Crows found however, that once people chose a ski under 90mm under foot, the intention is for long distance or speed mountaineering missions where weight is paramount. New this year, is the super light weight construction previously found only in the Vastus Freebird. But don't let the weight fool you, this ski is still for skiing down.

Built on the chassis of the on-piste carving, firm snow dominating Vertis, the Ova Freebird has the shape for stability in technical terrain. A tight 17m turn radius, subtle tip rocker, and slight early rise allow the ski to still pivot quickly in tight chutes or trees. 

The weight reduction comes from a new core, thinner edges and cap construction. The wood core is now solid Paulownia, which has become the industry standard for lightweight skis. A cap construction eliminates excess weight from side wall material and thinner edges round out the package.

Spring time hop turns in tight chutes that open up into GS turns on a wide apron are right in the Ova's wheel house. Mountaineering missions, European touring vacations (Haute Route anyone?), or simply those who prefer a narrow touring ski will really dig the Ova. Paired perfectly with Black Crow Climbing skins From Pomoca. 

  • Mountaineering ski suited for its motto, "I can resist anything except temptation"
  • Light rocker with extra long classic camber for extended snow contact and alpine turns
  • Lightweight Paulownia wood core with glass and carbon-fiber
  • Tolerant flex of 68/100
  • 85mm waist gives confidence for steep missions
  • Tight 17m turn radius perfect for tight terrain

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Doing the trick

The guys at CCBC really went out of their way to get me in something that would work for me. So far, that’s really paid off. I’ve skied 5-6 days on the setup. Maybe 10k of up. They are light plenty lightweight that I can toss them on a pack and seem to ski themselves.

Surprise. surprise

These skis are fantastic, took them out for a few test runs at the resort yesterday. First thing you'll notice is they are very light (1200-ish g per ski in a 175). Second, turn initiation is smooth (skied both ice and packed powder) . Combine these things together and you have a competent ski that doesn't wear you out on the up (I'm guessing at this point) or the down. Pretty soft flex so I'm guessing the speed limit is around 40ish when conditions aren't super soft. Riding them with TLT8 Carbon and Dynafit Speed Radicals was a joy. Plan is to use these for resort skinning and volcano season. I'll try and report back later.