Black Crows' Navis Freebird 2020 is a unisex freerando ski in the Backcountry range. The Black Crows vision of a touring ski is simple: lightness but skiability, reliability and solidity. The performance on the descent is never overlooked and the Navis Freebird is the perfect example.
The Black Crows Navis Freebird is an adventurous ski, designed for those who like to go in search of beautiful lines on virgin slopes under their own steam. Based on the main characteristics of the alpine model for unparalleled skiability, the Navis comes here in its lighter Freebird version. It is designed with a lightweight Paulownia core, reinforced with fibreglass and carbon. A very light, yet powerful and dynamic structure. It also has an elongated standard camber for typical alpine curves and good grip on hard snow. In powder, the presence of a progressive rocker tip allows optimal planing and very good lift.
"The 179 is the ski I take to cross the Lyngen Alps or to go to Patagonia... Light, simple and efficient, it's a very well thought-out ski for touring. It climbs well, but its strong point is still the descent. Steep slopes, hard or wind-blown snow, powder or spring snow, they go everywhere. It's the ski of ski-travellers which is also idea for a quick day tour" explains Bruno Compagnet.
Weight: 4000g per pair at 185.5 cm
- Size 177.6 cm: 26 m
- Size 185.5 cm: 26 m
- Size 190.5 cm: 26 m
Shape and construction:
Wooden paulownia/poplar core
Easy pivot and easy to carve.
Long turn radius: stability at high speed
Intermediate flex over the entire length of the ski:
Performance and tolerance
The Navis Freebird is a ski that we really liked because of its downhill performance and its low weight. Its uphill performance is correct for a ski of this size. It is comfortable on all types of snow.
A powerful ski touring ski for lovers of wide open spaces and freerando.
The advantages: Adventurous, Efficient, Lightweight
The disadvantages: A bit too heavy for long distance touring