post by Tristan Droppert
You may have seen a new flock of sleek and sexy sticks out on the hill and in the tram line these past few seasons–Hopefully you’ve had a chance to try out Teton Village Sports’ newest brand: black crow.
Photo: Prudence Daniels on Navis Birdie
An independent brand from the heart of freeskiing in Chamonix, the creative mavericks at black crows have produced a comprehensive line of new skis dedicated to the pleasure of skiing. This refreshing perspective on what it means to slide on snow and the performance of the skis has led to a boom of crows in Jackson. The epicenter of the infection has been Teton Village Sports, who boldly waves the flag as the first brick-and-mortar retailer for the crows in the USA.
All wood construction and the preservation of at least a nip of traditional camber in all of their models speak to black crows’ authentic style. Not to be considered too traditional however, their lightweight core technologies are cutting edge and the shapes are borderline revolutionary (many designed by freeride pioneer Julien Regnier of JJ fame).
There is also a new team of crow ambassadors in the Hole, and despite low precipitation this year the boys and girls of the flock have been getting after it (check out this vid). The favorites of the squad have been the Atris 184 (108mm underfoot) and the Navis Birdie for the ladies (102mm underfoot). Check out TVS now for special offers on the Atris, a perfect one ski quiver for the playful nave or a double-rocker powder tool for those who like to keep their feet on the ground and link more than three turns in the bowl. Deals start at 20% off!