Chamonix, France, January 29, 2020 – black crows, the iconic French ski brand focused on design-driven high performance ski products, released today brand new and updated skis and poles for winter season 2020/2021. The all-terrain justis, anima birdie (women’s) and three junior range skis will bring an entirely new ski experience to the collection. Major overhauls to the anima, corvus freebird, orb freebird and ski poles transform the well-established models and deliver on black crows’ priorities of performance, pleasure and timelessness.
“We’ve intentionally elevated and enlivened everything with our fourteenth collection,” said co-founder Camille Jaccoux. “We brought color back and solidified partnerships with the best manufacturers and deepened our commitment to premium service—we are thrilled to share our latest collection with the world.”
black crows was founded with a non-conformist spirit in 2006 by two freeriders, Camille Jaccoux and Bruno Compagnet. Its avant-garde aesthetic, commitment to detail and quality, and eye on the art of the descent have guided the brand since day one and captivated a loyal following across the globe.
“black crows built its vision of freeskiing around making skis to enjoy in all snow conditions with ease and efficiency,” continued Jaccoux. “We test our skis daily in the heart of the mountains around Chamonix to deliver the best products in the most authentic way possible.”
black crows will offer the first look at its new and updated collection at the Outdoor Retailer Snow Show in Denver January 29-31, 2020 at booth #42128-UL. Key highlights below.
A brand new all-terrain ski aimed at wilder adventures, the justis has a waist surface sufficient for going far and wide, a double titanal plate for committed skiing and a good dose of rocker for perfect control. Powerful on the edge due to the layer of titanal, this ski exploits its alpine soul as a carver of curves.
big mountain range: anima
The anima has been rejuvenated to improve its performance on hard ground and at low speed. The side lines have been lengthened to the extremities to reinforce its hold, its flex has been homogenized, its heel lightly drawn-out and its tip enlarged. With better weight balance, this freeride beast has an improved performance on hard snow and improved precision.
The brand new anima birdie brings black crows’ first women’s ski that’s wider than 108mm underfoot. It brings performance on hard ground and at low speed. The side cuts have been lengthened to reinforce its hold, its flex has been homogenized, its heel lightly drawn-out and its tip enlarged. With better weight balance, this freeride beast has an improved performance on hard snow and improved precision.
touring range: corvus freebird
The corvus freebird is a top choice from all great ski-touring enthusiasts and benefits from a new, less pronounced rise of the rocker, a more dynamic heel and elongated sidecuts. The result is a more aggressive ski with better precision on the entry and exit of turns and braces better. It is also fitted with a titanal plate underfoot, which increases the drill depth to adapt to the new hybrid bindings.
New pilus skins were developed in partnership with the Swiss brand POMOCA, the world leading manufacturer of ski touring skins. The skins have a fine membrane that protects and increases the waterproofness of the glue. Solid and long-lasting, very practical and indifferent to changes in temperature, the pilus are the ideal partner for gliding serenely towards happiness.
junior range: camox jr. & camox birdie jr.
Destined for 14-18 year-olds, the camox junior combines rapidity and vivacity with its short radius (16-17m). This ski has a good bearing capacity and a tolerant flex makes it super accessible and catchy. It’s a wild ski for young savages.
About Black Crows: Founded in 2006, black crows is a Chamonix, France-based brand that was born out of a desire to collide beauty and efficiency into skis. Named for the Alpine Chough, Chamonix’s omni-present black bird and one of the few birds that can fly at an altitude of over 4000 meters, the brand is dedicated to creating obsessively design-driven products that are uncompromising in performance and identity for contemporary skiing. Learn more about black crows at black-crows.com.