Black Crows Orb Freebird Skis

Black Crows Product code: N/A
£529.95 In stock

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  • Sidecut: 121-91-107
  • Camber Type: Hybrid
  • Weight (kg): 1.375
  • Waist Width (mm): 91
  • Turn Radius (m): 18
  • Terrain: All Mountain

A light, moderately wide and seriously skiable freetourer

Despite appearing as part of Black Crows’ Resort collection, it’s testament to the Orb’s phenomenally versatile shape that it also appears here in their Touring collection as the fantastic 2018 Orb Freebird. With the Freebird, you get the Orb’s great all-around performance, 91mm waist, 18m sidecut radius and mix of underfoot camber with generous nose rocker, but it’s been slimmed down by a whopping 1kg per pair. 

Carbon-infused core delivers lightweight performance

That considerable weight saving is achieved by the introduction of lightweight Paulownia to the otherwise poppy and playful Poplar core. Mixed glass and Carbon fibre are added to improve structure and rigidity, delivering excellent power transfer and edge hold on icy slopes when combined with the traditional underfoot camber profile and Titanal reinforcement plates. There really is very little compromise with this ski, which provides agile stability in a range of conditions, without weighing you down on the climbs.

A durable construction

The Orb Freebird’s semi-cap sidewall construction offers a blend of performance with durability, protecting against topsheet delamination and unsightly chips from impacts from trees, rocks and other unseen threats. Trimmed down, touring-specific edge rails keep things nice and light while providing smoother gliding and reduced friction on snow. 

Touring-specific features

The tail features a plastic insert for climbing skins. Not only does this make attaching skins easier but it also protects the ski from any damage associated with the clips.

The best bits...

  • Lightweight poplar-paulownia core
  • Semi-cap construction with triaxial fibreglass and carbon stringers
  • Titanal binding reinforcement zone underfoot for better hold
  • Medium classic camber profile with generous nose rocker
  • Light, touring-friendly edges
  • Tolerant and comfortable, moderate flex
  • Plastic climbing skin Insert

Specifications

Sidecut 121-91-107
Camber Type Hybrid
Weight (kg) 1.375
Waist Width (mm) 91
Turn Radius (m) 18
Terrain All Mountain
Lengths available 172, 178 and 183

Size Guide

The size chart below provides a basic guide to finding the right ski length based on your height and ability but there are several other factors you should consider before choosing your new skis!

The two most relevant considerations when interpreting the chart below are your weight and the type of skiing you intend to do. 

Weight: If you’re a heavier built that the average person of your height then we suggest choosing a longer ski as a heavier skier requires more edge to grip the snow and more base area for floatation in powder and cruddy snow.  Conversely, if you’re a slimmer build you may want to consider going for a shorter ski as you’ll need less edge / ski to support your weight than someone of an ‘average’ build.

Skier Type: Secondly, if you want a ski that’s going to inspire confidence when you’re skiing fast and you like to ski faster than most, then a longer ski is going to be preferable.   The additional edge and float provided by a longer ski will give you a more stable ride.  If, however, you’re more freestyle focussed and you want a ski that’s going to be more nimble and easier to manoeuvre at low speeds then a slightly shorter ski will work better for you as there will be less ski to manage.

If you have any queries at all on finding the right ski or ski size for you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for further advice.

Skier Height (cm)

Skier Height (ft & in)

Suggested Length for Advanced Skier (cm)

Suggested Length for Intermediate Skier (cm)

Suggested Length for Beginner Skier (cm)

137

4'6"

140

135

125

142

4'8"

145

140

130

152

5'0"

155

145

135

158

5'2"

165

155

145

168

5'6"

175

165

155

173

5'8"

180

170

160

178

5'10"

185

175

165

183

6'0"

190

180

170

188

6'2"

195

185

175

193

6'4"

200

190

180

Shipping

  • Free delivery - £0.00

    Delivery expected by Saturday 30 September

    Small items are dispatched with Royal Mail 48. Delivery will be made by your Postman at the usual time. This service is not trackable and there are no guarantees on delivery date.
    Large or heavy items may need to be shipped with a different service, if you require details please contact us on 0131 260 9677. If the Postman is unable to deliver, you may be required to go to your local Mail sorting office to collect the package

  • Standard delivery - £1.99

    Delivery expected by Thursday 28 September

    Dispatched with Royal Mail 1st Class. Delivery will be made by your Postman at the usual time. This service is not trackable and there are no guarantees on delivery date. For larger items, we may need to ship with a courier due to size restrictions, if you require details please contact us on 0131 260 9677. If the Postman is unable to deliver, you may be required to go to your local Mail sorting office to collect the package

  • Next working day delivery - £4.99

    Delivery expected tomorrow

    Most items will be dispatched with DPD and are fully track-able. The delivery must be signed for so someone must be at the specified address to accept the items. It is not possible for the delivery driver to leave the packages without a signature.
    In rare cases, rural addresses may be 2 days for delivery. If you are concerned please get in touch before placing order.
    The cut-off for next day delivery is 12 noon. However, if placing an urgent order after this deadline, please call us on 0131 260 9677 and we will do our best to ensure it gets to you in time.

  • DPD 12 noon - £14.99

    Delivery expected by 12:00 tomorrow

    Delivery will be made by 12noon on the next working day (Monday to Friday). This delivery must be signed for, so someone must be at the specified address to accept the delivery.
    The cut-off for next day delivery is 12 noon. However, if placing an urgent order after this deadline, please call us on 0131 260 9677 and we will do our best to ensure it gets to you in time.

  • DPD saturday 12noon - £19.99

    Delivery expected by 12:00 on Saturday 30 September

    Delivery will be made by 12noon on the Saturday morning. This delivery must be signed for, so someone must be at the specified address to accept the delivery.
    The cut-off for next day delivery is 12 noon. However, if placing an urgent order after this deadline, please call us on 0131 260 9677 and we will do our best to ensure it gets to you in time.

  • Collection in store - £0.00

    You can place your order online and drop into our store in Edinburgh, Scotland, to collect your order. Please enter your billing address into the delivery address section, and tick the box to say both addresses are the same.
    Orders will be kept aside for 2 weeks. If you require longer, please email contact@freezeproshop.com

Returns

We will happily exchange or refund items up to one month from the date of receipt (see cancelation policy). In addition to this we may be able to exchange or refund items returned outwith this timeframe if they are in unused and perfect condition but a small re-stocking charge may apply, please contact us by email to discuss this before sending goods back within this time frame.

On the back of your delivery note you will find your returns form which details the returns process. If you can't find it you request one from orders@freezeproshop.com

The above does not affect your statutory rights.

Faulty items that are under manufacturers warranty can be returned to us and if found to be faulty will be refunded or replaced, this is subject to inspection by the manufacturer. Please contact us for a returns authorisation before sending, if found not to be faulty then we may have to charge for any re-posting costs and will be unable to cover your return costs.

NON-RETURNABLE ITEMS-

  • Underwear (for obvious reasons)
  • Skis and ski bindings which have been mounted, as these will have been done to your specific requirements
  • DVDs which have been opened
  • Any item which is missing tags or is not in a new condition

Please note, that customers are responsible for the cost of returning items to us for returns or exchanges, however we will happily cover the cost of shipping exchanges back to you.