When it comes to getting surfy and sendy in the backcountry, the Black Crows Anima Freebird is a touring ski that is designed to handle the deepest of days in style. The full tip and tail rocker allow you to pivot and slash while slight camber and full ABS sidewalls underfoot give you the stability to open it up in the run out. Constructed with a lightweight Paulownia and Poplar wood core, and fiber glass / carbon fiber reinforcement layers. The fine tuned longitudinal flex allows you to distort the ski and keep balanced while landing and changing directions on the ski.
If you're a chaser of blower pow and enjoy getting creative with your lines in the way of playful jibs and buttery smears, then the Anima Freebird is the ski you need - light enough to get you up the skin track with the priority being a playful, stylish descent.
The Anima Freebird is matched with the Salomon S/Lab Shift binding. Built to provide the uphill efficiency of a pin-tech system, and the downhill performance and safety of a DIN certified alpine binding. The Shift is a full crossover binding between ski touring and alpine skiing - perfect for blending resort skinning / backcountry touring with lift-accessed downhill. Rest assured you'll get the most power transmission and control to your skis, with the ability to be used with both alpine touring boots (uphill + downhill) and alpine boots (downhill only).
It's worth considering adding DPS Phantom Treatment to the package - Phantom is permanent waxless base glide cooked up between the University of Utah and DPS Skis that ensures a never-wax-again glide for the lifetime of the skis. Basically, during the application process the treatment percolates into the honeycomb structure of the base and binds at a molecular level when cured under UV light. The result is permanent glide performance that works really well across all snow temperatures. Also, a big perk for touring specific skis is that you don't have to worry about peeling away hot-wax from the ski base every time you apply and remove your skins, subsequently drying out the bases much faster. With Phantom, you feasibly never have to apply wax again.
This closeout package purchase includes a free binding installation (the bindings are not yet mounted on the skis). If you need climbing skins as well, we can make a recommendation and trim them to fit so everything is ready to go upon arrival to you.