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Black Crows Anima

MSRP: $889.00

9.16/10

Freeskier Rating

Ski Lengths: 176.6 cm, 182.1 cm, 189.2 cm, 194.4 cm

Turn Radius: 19 m @ 182 cm

Ski Dimensions:

Tail
Tip
134
115
145

Buy Now — $889.00

The Black Crows Anima has always been a charger. It is Mark Abma’s deep day tool of choice, after all. But this year, Black Crows decided to make the Anima an agile charger. Shortening the sidecut to 19 meters in every size, you are now free to move about the cabin—making quicker turns when the terrain gets hairy. The result is a burly and poppy powder tool that won’t lock you into Super G turns. Our testers found the new turn radius snappy and playful, while the combination of the weight and smooth flex pattern powered through chop and crud. Of course, when you’re ready to really open it up, so is the Anima. It’s powered by a ton of fiberglass and kevlar stringers to keep things stable when you’re ripping face out on the apron.

FREESKIER tester thoughts:

“I haven’t skied a lot of Black Crows but I want to now. The Anima is a big ski that floats and can do a ton for how large it is. Creamy, slarvey flow through the bumps but offers a lot of confidence and hold if you need to go fast!”

“One of the better powder skis when you get back to hard pack. You can ski it in a more forward, racer-like style or sit back neutral and play around.”

Explore the 2022 FREESKIER Buyer’s Guide