Black Crows have always been seen as a freeride brand, and it feels like they've always had their touring (Freebird) options standing alongside a strong line up of off-piste skis. When testing the latest Camox Freebird iteration in the backcountry of Galtur, every ounce of that heritage was on show.
Bottom line; this is a freeride ski that weighs nothing. The Camox Freebird would score just as highly if it were judged on the criteria of the Freeride category. Or, for that matter, the all mountain category.
It's that good. It's that versatile. And it only weighs a hundred or so grams more than comparable skis in this category. So, the Camox Freebird is not the lightest in our touring round up, but the weight to power ratio is awesome and makes life easier in both the climb and the descent.
It is so stable that it inspires jumps and drops, fast carving and crud-thrashing, with a good amount of pop coming from the new Paulownia wood and fiberglass construction.
Given that some skis in the touring category barely inspire the confidence to be pointed downhill, this weight to power ratio is a phenomenal achievement, and makes the Camox Freebird one of the standout skis of the season.