Navis Freebird

Black Crows Navis Freebird

Brand
Black Crows
Model
Navis Freebird
Category
Touring
Weight
1920 gr
Waist
103 mm
Tested length
187 cm
Year
2015

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

6
6
5
4
4
Fri Flyt overall rating of Black Crows Navis Freebird:

8 / 10

Hard snow:
8 / 10
Soft snow:
8 / 10
Weight:
7 / 10
Technical info:
Black Crows continues its success formula with sleek design, and the models share many common features. The Freebird is a little lighter compared to the regular Navis, but it is still among the heaviest in the test. It is a long ski with a long sidecut, despite having Black Crows´ characteristic taper in front. Relatively short turning radius. The long setback means that the back ski is significantly narrower than the wide tip.

On snow:
The Navis Freebird has got the solid feeling associated with Black Crows. It is very reliable, but not among the easiest to maneuver. It absorbs shock well and charges through tracked snow. The weight is acceptable, so Navis should be a safe choice for freeriders who are skeptical about lightweight touring skis.


Navis Freebird

Technical data:

Measured length
186 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 66544
Brand
Black Crows
Model
Navis Freebird
Produced
Slovenia
Available lengths
169, 179
Contact length
133 cm
Rocker tail
18 cm
Rocker nose
35 cm
Side cut
136 cm
Taper tail
20 cm
Taper tip
30 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
14 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
13 cm
Max tail width
121 mm
Min waist width
103 mm
Max nose width
134 mm
Side cut radius
21.6 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
13 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2080 cm2
Weight
1920 gr
Relative weight
0.92 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
18 mm
Hight nose tip
62 mm
Angle tail tip
15°
Angle nose tip
28°
Height of camber
5 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.