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Black Crows Camox Freebird 2019

Reviewed by PROSKILAB
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Best ski 2019

PROSKILAB™ reviewers comments

Already selected and reviewed last year, the Camox Freebird from Black Crows did incredibly well this year with a new version and a new design featuring a "modernised" core. The result is amazing.

Its behaviour on the groomed slopes is very adaptive with particularly good grip and outstanding stability. The ski is well-balanced, determined, easy to handle and playful.

Off-piste, the ski is faultless, cutting through the crud and the powder with remarkable ease.

The weight announced is 1.6 Kg per ski for 171cm, which puts it at the higher end of the spectrum in our comparative review.

"The ultimate freeride touring ski", the Camox Freebird is certainly a bit heavier but makes up for this handicap by its perfect behaviour in the descent. We recommend it for all riders looking for a brilliant piste/touring/freeride one-ski quiver. Most of the reviewers felt that 178 cm was a bit short and recommended the longer version (183 cm) for average size riders.

Review: Pros

  • Overall performance
  • Versatile
  • Consistent, reassuring
  • Good grip
  • Behaves well off piste
  • Performs well in the crud
  • Skid turns

Review: Cons

  • Slight lack of punch

The ski review scores

Turn initiation
☆☆☆☆☆
17.5
Stability
☆☆☆☆☆
17.5
Stability/turning performance
☆☆☆☆☆
18.5
Grip
☆☆☆☆☆
18.5
Short turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
18.0
Long turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
18.0
Skid turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
18.0
Handleability
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
17.5
Snow contact
☆☆☆☆☆
17.5
Soft snow fluidity
☆☆☆☆☆
17.5
Freeride - Flotation quality
☆☆☆☆☆
16.0
Handling in powder
☆☆☆☆☆
16.0
Performance on hard snow
☆☆☆☆☆
16.5
Freeride - Performance on hard snow
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
All-terrain comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
16.5

Who's it for?

Intermediate → Expert

Manufacturer's remarks

A mid-fat freeride benchmark, the new Camox Freebird now boasts a new updated and a shorter ABS field, giving it greater liveliness and grip than its predecessor. Above all, however, the new Camox Freebird is far lighter, which is no small detail for a freeride ski.

Features of the Camox Freebird

Brand : Black Crows
Model : Camox Freebird
Year : 2019
Family : Freeride touring
Size tested : 178 cm
Tip size : 128 mm
Waist size : 96 mm
Tail size : 112 mm
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