Corvus

Black Crows Corvus

Brand
Black Crows
Model
Corvus
Category
Freeride
Weight
2280 gr
Waist
108.8 mm
Tested length
183 cm
Year
2014

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

5
6
5
5
4
Fri Flyt overall rating of Black Crows Corvus:

8 / 10

Flotation:
7 / 10
Turning capabilities:
7 / 10
Stability at speed:
8 / 10
Technical info:
Corvus is a distinctly asymmetrical ski with a long setback and no rocker in the back. The top sheet is folded well down to the steel edge, but the skis still have the side wall (which makes this a sandwich construction). In the past, Corvus has had a stiff flex, especially in the back ski. This is moderate, with a soft tip and a little stiffer back ski.

On snow:
In the slopes it has many of the same responsive and solid properties as the good old Corvus models, although it doesn’t feels that solid on uneven surfaces. We miss stability at speed and the ability to absorb the surface that we have come to associate with Black Crows. Feel free to test the longest length if you have the energy and like the idea of going straight down the mountainside.


Corvus

Technical data:

Measured length
183 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 56554
Brand
Black Crows
Model
Corvus
Produced
Tunisa
Available lengths
175, 194
Contact length
133 cm
Rocker tail
12 cm
Rocker nose
38 cm
Side cut
136 cm
Taper tail
15 cm
Taper tip
32 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
13 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
12 cm
Max tail width
127.8 mm
Min waist width
108.8 mm
Max nose width
140.6 mm
Side cut radius
24 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
12.8 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2155 cm2
Weight
2280 gr
Relative weight
1.06 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
26 mm
Hight nose tip
62 mm
Angle tail tip
26°
Angle nose tip
31°
Height of camber
7 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.