All those Instagram videos of people hooking slick turns in perfect backcountry powder tend to leave out the before and after. The reality is you need a touring ski that can handle the sketchy crosshilling to get to the top of that picturesque chute and the chunder down below where the runout gets thin.
The Black Crows Ferox Freebird is playful, floaty, and responsive enough to squeeze every ounce of exhilaration out of the part you are gonna show your friends. But it’s also well-behaved and reliable getting you out there and crunching through the less-fun parts of the day.
You see Black Crows everywhere for a reason. But the brand isn’t sitting on its laurels. The Ferox Freebird touring skis feature two new innovations for the company. An H-shaped carbon laminate gives you direct force-transfer to the edge. And a new synthetic called Isocore joins the the standard paulownia and poplar wood at the heart of the Ferox. This glass-reinforced polyurethane mousse adds stability and dampening without puffing up the weight listing. Together, these two tweaks deliver a level of stability and forgiveness that’s hard to find in other twin-tip rocker/camber/rocker skis – while saving you energy on the way up-hill.