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The Corvus from Black Crows is a pure freeride machine - once again we put them through their paces during our 2018 on snow ski test in Galtür, Austria.
Level
Expert
Best for
Expert freeride skiers with a high level of technical ability and strength
Price
£620
Season
2018/19
lengths
175,183,188,193
Bindings?
No
Float
10
Versatility
6
Playfulness
7
Energy
7
Value
7
Stability
9
Overall Score
8
+
The powerful, solid and stable feel of the ride over all sorts of terrain
Relentless questions asked about our technical ability and strength

A beast of a ski - solid, fast and sticks landings with a vengeance as we discovered when testing them off-piste in flat light conditions. Fortunately we got to try them out again on a bluebird powder day, and my, what a ride they are, but they are not for the faint hearted.

Even the best freeride skiers will need to stay on top of them otherwise they will get the better of you. But when skied hard, they deliver in spades, they turn on a dime in deep snow and have an attitude that exudes speed.

This has an adverse effect at slower speeds where they become a little sluggish, like an oil tanker trying to get around a tight harbour. They are not piste skis in anyway shape or form, but a hell of a ride when in their element.

Technically competent skiers will enjoy the flex and feel of them too, but just don't expect them to forgive mistakes otherwise it will be the skis taking you for a ride, not the other way around.

Overall, a powerful freeride ski that would suit experienced off-piste skiers who want to ride fast across all terrain and have the strength to pull it off.

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