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Black Crows Camox Freebird reviews 2019

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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 an updated core. The result is amazing.

On the groomers, it is very versatile and provides good edge grip and outstanding stability. The Camox Freebird is well-balanced, determined, easy to maneuver, and playful.

Off-piste, the ski is flawless. It performs particularly well in powder and chopped-up snow.

Weighing in at 1.6 kg per ski for 171cm, it is one of the heavier skis in our review.

"The ultimate freeride touring ski," the Camox Freebird is definitely a bit heavier but makes up for the weight handicap with its excellent downhill performance. We recommend it for all skiers looking for an all-round ski that they can use on groomed slopes as well as for touring and freeride skiing. Most of the testers felt that the 178 cm was a bit short and recommended the longer version (183 cm) for average size skiers.


Review: Pros

  • Overall performance
  • Versatile
  • Predictable, inspires confidence
  • Good edge grip
  • Off-piste performance
  • Performs well in chopped-up snow
  • Skidded 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
Any ground comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
16.5

Who's it for?

Intermediate → Expert

Manufacturer's remarks

One of the best mid-fat freeride skis, the new Camox Freebird features an updated core and a shorter ABS sidewall. It is livelier and has more edge grip than its predecessor. More importantly, the new Camox Freebird is much lighter, which makes a lot of difference in a touring 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
Radius for the size reviewed : 17 m

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in La Clusaz, France, March 2018