Because you refuse to be caged.
When you think of a ski resort, you think of endless lift lines, 50 dollar cheeseburgers, and lift ticket prices that are into triple digits. If this sounds like prison to you, may we suggest that you step into the Black Crows Camox Freebird Ski and find some sanctuary deep in the backcountry. Since escaping crowds and finding the best backcountry lines means that you're going to have to put some extra miles beneath your skins, you'll appreciate the Camox's lightweight construction and mid-fat width that thrives on everything from mid-winter pow to hardpack and spring corn.
Built on the same platform of Black Crows' Camox ski, the Freebird version sheds weight thanks to a lightweight paulownia, poplar core and a semi-cap construction, which combines the power of ABS sidewalls underfoot with a lightweight cap construction in the tip and tail of the ski. The Camox may be a touring ski, but it isn't all about making tightly-linked turns down mellow slopes. Its rockered tip and wide shovel give it plenty of float to surf through powder, while the slightly raised tail gives it the ability to pivot in tight spots, without making it feel washy on the hardpack. The 97mm waist moves quickly and easily from edge-to-edge, which is good because long tours and big descents have a way of wearing legs down.
- Tip rocker, camber underfoot
- Raised tail
- Semi-cap construction
- Paulownia and poplar wood core
- 97mm waist width
- Light edges
- Printed base
- Item #BKC000H
- Q & A
Great Touring Ski
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Overall an excellent ski! I have kingpins mounted on these, and I love skiing this set up inbounds and in the backcountry.
To me the best touring ski is something that is well balanced and versatile. I want a ski that can go fast, but doesn't have to, Is maneuverable, but fun to open up, fun to ski in pow, but inspires confidence on hardpack, is light enough to haul uphill, but can dampen out rough snow... you get the idea.
For me, the Camox Freebird does an excellent job of striking the balance between these factors and at a reasonable touring weight. It is very nimble and predictable. Has a speed limit especially on icy/hard groomers, but doesn't fall apart. Still looking forward to getting in some really big days in, but so far so good!
I'm 5'11" 165 lbs and I have the 178.
Camox Freebird Skis 2017
Backcountry Single Rocker Skis