Black Crows proclaim the Atris as their front runner design, and also possibly extra remarkably, as their quiver of one. That magical ‘one ski quiver’ needs, if absolutely nothing else, flexibility, which is not the very first point that comes to mind when one sees a 108 mm-waisted ski.
But context is whatever. On the planet of Black Crows – a globe populated mostly by freeriders as well as non-conformists – ‘flexibility’ maybe implies periodic ventures right into groomed ski hotels. Anyhow, to the simple temporal, this ski is not as flexible as Black Crows assumes it is, yet we’re mosting likely to evaluate it on its freeride qualities.
The complete poplar core, typical camber and also 108 mm underfoot, seem pure Black Crows – a straight-up fat enjoyable ski. On capital it made me ski quicker as well as much more strongly than any kind of various other freeride ski on examination, and also it really felt absolutely in control on difficult, sliced up snow as well as on all the little side-hits – lots of pop as well as a super-stable touchdown.
On the piste, nevertheless, it’s quite bad, especially basically turns. For the size, that’s not unexpected yet it does indicate that as a resort-based all hill ski (which is what Black Crows recommend maybe) it would certainly be laborious.
Nevertheless, as a freeride ski the Atris is strong as well as self-confidence motivating. Perfect for enjoyable freeride.