Anima Freebird

Black Crows Anima Freebird

Brand
Black Crows
Model
Anima Freebird
Category
Freeride
Weight
1890 gr
Waist
114 mm
Tested length
188 cm
Year
2017

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

4
3
4
4
5
Fri Flyt overall rating of Black Crows Anima Freebird:

7 / 10

Flotation:
6 / 10
Turning capabilities:
9 / 10
Stability at speed:
8 / 10
Technical info:
Even if Black Crows Anima Freebird is the biggest and heaviest ski in the test, the specific weight isn´t too high. This is mainly due to the pure carbon fibre construction. The ski has a massive rocker and the flex is soft. The back ski has a lot of bend, and the tail is almost as high as the tip. The waist width is the second widest in this category. Black Crows´ Anima Freebird ski touring version is new this year.

On snow:
Black Crows Anima Freebird is a playful ski that prefers low speed. It is efficient in the turns and it floats incredibly well. However, they can get unpredictable at speed, especially with big riders on top. This is probably related to the soft back ski with a lot of rocker. Only the smallest test rider recognized the solid feel that often characterizes Black Crows´ skis. The randonee version of Anima is the touring ski for those who like powder turns in Norwegian birch forests.


Anima Freebird

Technical data:

Measured length
188 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 43445
Brand
Black Crows
Model
Anima Freebird
Produced
Austria
Available lengths
176,182
Contact length
107 cm
Rocker tail
39 cm
Rocker nose
42 cm
Side cut
113 cm
Taper tail
32 cm
Taper tip
43 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
13 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
6 cm
Max tail width
128 mm
Min waist width
114 mm
Max nose width
142 mm
Side cut radius
20.60 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
14 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2260 cm2
Weight
1890 gr
Relative weight
0.83 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
72 mm
Hight nose tip
75 mm
Angle tail tip
30°
Angle nose tip
35°
Height of camber
3 mm

This sequence of numbers indicates stiffness. Each number corresponds to a part of the ski, from tail to tip. 5 equals the average
for this part and length of the ski. Lower values indicate softer skis, higher values stiffer.