Black Crows Solis

tomahawkins

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A favorite part of skiing for me is working my way in and under bands of cliffs, finding hidden shots, then linking together a few turns on a steep pitch. Granted, I'm only at Mt. Baker, not Cham, so these sections are limited to a few hundred feet, but it is still fun beyond words. (My latest find is traversing below the patrol shack on Pan Dome to get under the Gunner's Bowl cliffs.)

Now here's a ski designed specifically for skiing steeps with reliability: stiff flex, gradual rocker, an almost nonexistent sidecut. Anyone been on a pair and care to comment? I'm probably not at a level where they are warranted, but I'd love to try them to see.


 

In2h2o

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I think you should get them..... I think this says it all -

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My Crows say "mind if I come up" and "you make me dizzy" (in French).
I think this speaks to the seriousness of the ski.....
 
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tomahawkins

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I'm holding out because I'd like to see how my Peak 104s perform. They have a few similar attributes: ~25m sidecut, long low rise rocker; but probably not as stiff. And Bode has talked a few times about how he designed them to be less hookey on steeps.
 
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