Navis Freebird Ski 2023 - Black Crows

Here at Telemark Pyrenees we consider the Navis Freebird from Black Crows a standard for what a good all mountain touring ski should be.
Unchanged for 2023 after ungoing some updates last season, the latest iteration of the Navis Freebird has a titanal plate and slightly wider tip to give a smoother even more consistant ride at high speed in difficult snow.
The new shape maintains the same 102mm underfoot and is available in four lengths 167, 173, 179 and 185 cm.
The titanal plate helps ensure that bindings will not pull out deep in the backcountry.
The updates are subtle compared to the previous model which was already such an excellent ski, but we can confirm that the 2023 Navis Freebird is even more stable with even better edge grip.
With its paulownia / poplar core, a good dose of fiberglass plus the titanal plate, the Navis Freebird has not undergone the weight reduction seen on the Camox Freebird and remains a high performance ski.

A serious mountain ski for tourers, the Navis Freebird will please experienced skiers looking for good downhill performance, while remaining light enough to go far into the backcountry.

Features: Navis Freebird Ski 

Nice Width:
102mm waist
Progressive front rocker + flared tip:
stability on the edge.
Long classic camber:
classic camber underfoot with extensive ski/snow contact for alpine-style turns
Progressive tail:
less tail washout and easier pivot initiation.
Titanal reinforcement plate under the bindings for a better screw retention.
Narrow waist
82mm, quick edge to edge.
Tip rocker
Good pivot and easy turn transition.
Long classic camber
Cassic underfoot camber with wide ski/snow contact for cutting downhill turns.
Short radius
(17m) and narrow waist (82mm)
Reactive, edge to edge transition speed, short carving lines.
Ski orientated towards ‘piste’ and changeable snow conditions, very stable with a fast edge to edge transition.
Energetic flex with great edge grip
Peforming but manoeuvrable
Double Titanal H-shape plate
Rebound and energy while keeping the weight as low as possible.
Tip Flex: 71/100
Waist Flex: 85/100
Tail Flex: 81/100
Overall Flex: 79/100, medium flex

Want to know more about ski shape and flex? See our BLOG Ski Geometry - Shape & Flex.

Model : Black Crows Navis Freebird Ski 

Lengths: 167-173-179-185 cm
Sidecut / Radius:
167 cm: 136-102-116 mm / 18 m
173 cm: 138-102-118 mm / 19 m
179 cm: 138-102-119 mm / 19 m
185 cm: 139-102-120 mm / 19 m
Semi-cap construction.
Paulownia/Poplar wood core.
Mixed glass and carbon fibre.
Titanal reinforcements under bindings.
3.40 kg / pair 179 cm