the program

More than a modernisation, this new version of the Orb has been completely rethought so as to obtain a more general use and more accessible ski. To do this, the ski has lost 3 mm on the width of the waist, its radius has been slightly increased and the graduation of the front rocker and its early rise at the back have been accentuated.
An energetic ski with a bounce which likes to go fast, these improvements allow the ski to strengthen its hold due to the increase of the the length of the edge ; on the powder side, the new progression of the flex makes the handling easier in the deep. To maintain the clean basis of the Orb, a double titanal plate in an H shape has been perfected. It focuses the energy of the titanal and allows the ski to be aerial while still being on the ground. A piste, and edge of the piste, beast.
Redesigning the Orb, my goal was to create a resort ski which perfectly embody Black Crows DNA. It's incredibly performing, yet really fun and playful once you reach the right speed. This new Orb makes me want to ski the piste the same way I ride Big mountain faces'. Julien Regnier

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nitty gritty

  • Intermediate waist: 88 mm underfoot.
  • Tip rocker: good pivot and easy turn transition.
  • Long classic camber: classic underfoot camber with wide ski/snow contact for cutting downhill turns.
  • Double Titanal H-shape plate along the ski: rebound and energy while keeping the weight as low as possible.
  • Energetic flex with great edge grip: peforming but manoeuvrable.
radius(in meters): 21 m
Radius:short
Radius:medium
Radius:long
Radius:looong
short
medium
long
looong
width(in millimeters): 88 mm
width:narrow
width:medium
width:mid-fat
width:fat
narrow
medium
mid-fat
fat
profile: classic camber & front rocker.
tip rocker
mounting point
contact length
tail rocker
32%
- 10 cm
51%
17%
The orb is for you if
you have running away tendencies.

size details

160-165cm | 5'2" - 5'4"
Relaxed: 169cm, Agressive: 169cm
165-170cm | 5'4" - 5'6"
Relaxed: 169cm, Agressive: 174cm
170-175cm | 5'6" - 5'7"
Relaxed: 174cm, Agressive: 179cm
175-180cm | 5'7" - 5'9"
Relaxed: 174cm, Agressive: 179cm
180-185cm | 5'9" - 6'0"
Relaxed: 179cm, Agressive: 184cm
185-190cm | 6'0" - 6'2"
Relaxed: 179cm, Agressive: 184cm
190-195cm | 6'2" - 6'4"
Relaxed: 179cm, Agressive: 184cm
waist
8.8 cm
tip
12.6 cm
tail
11.1 cm
radius
21 m
waist
8.8 cm
tip
12.4 cm
tail
11.0 cm
radius
21 m
waist
8.8 cm
tip
12.4 cm
tail
10.9 cm
radius
21 m
waist
8.8 cm
tip
12.4 cm
tail
10.8 cm
radius
21 m

awards

  • Coup de cœur 2020 Ski Chrono
  • 18-19 Blister Recommended
  • tester's choice 2016 skiing magazine tester's choice 2016

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