Black Crows Navis Freebird Touring Ski
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We believe in getting gear to you at no additional cost. For all orders $50 we will ship to you for free.
Free Economy Shipping: Orders will be shipped by the most appropriate method for their size and destination, but will be delivered within 10 to 14 business days. Orders shipped to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Canada or anywhere else outside of the lower 48 states also do not qualify and you will be sent and invoice for the additional shipping charge before the item is sent.
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At Cripple Creek we want you to be totally satisfied with your purchase. All of our products can be returned provided they are still in new condition with the original packaging within 30 days of purchase.
If products were to be returned visibly used, damaged, or without their original packaging we reserve the right to charge a restocking/refurbishment fee to make the product sellable again or, in rare cases refuse the return.
If the returned order qualified for our free shipping policy the original shipping fee will be deducted from the price of the refund.
Ship it back to us at:
Cripple Creek Backcountry
582 Highway 133
Carbondale, CO 81623
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One of the most versatile skis in our wide ranging stock. The 102mm waist of the Navis Freebird combined with the incredibly damp construction of the Freebird line make the Navis an exceptional quiver of one or travel ski when you are only taking one set of planks. These green machines strike an incredible balance between lightweight and ski ability. They also land dead center of the fatness scale. Wide enough for deep pow, narrow enough for firm corn. We also like this waist size for the unpredictability of high alpine mountaineering conditions, where the inevitable breakable crust or "hot pow" is much more manageable with a bit of width.
Black Crows' Freebird line made a sharp and immediate impression on us with the dampness they have achieved in the construction. Many times touring skis have been accused of being "floppy", when actually, they are quite stiff due to multiple layers of carbon fiber. What is often confused with a lack of stiffness is the chatter and feedback you feel from a poppy, ultralight carbon ski. Black Crows uses a paulownia/poplar core and both biaxial and triaxial carbon fiber and glass fiber layup. The Triaxial gives you stiffness both laterally and longitudinally, Biaxial adds to the lateral stiffness without makes the ski to stiff or poppy lengthwise. The inclusion of fiberglass and a minimal amount of carbon, compared to other touring skis, help in the damp factor. When you're in a committed steep line, you don't want to feel every inconsistency in snow, and that's what Black Crows knew when they developed these skis.
Tip rocker, early rise tail and camber under foot allow you to really open it up when the terrain calls for it. The Navis Freebird also has a perfect amount of taper from tip to tail, to help with power planing and getting the tail through quick turns. From shape to construction the Navis Freebird has it dialed. Light enough, without compromise on the down, the Navis is ready and willing for descent oriented skiers.