If you see slow signs as just another feature to jump over on your way to the next powder field, then the Corvus Skis from Black Crows are made for you. Black Crows designed the Corvus to be a playful freeride ski with the backbone of an alpine ski for all mountain versatility. The end result is a ski that's stiff enough to handle variable conditions, but playful enough to do more than just link tight turns down the mountain. A semi cap construction combines ABS sidewalls with a capped top sheet for solid durability in a lightweight package, and it has fiberglass laminates above and below the otherwise soft poplar core to increase the torsional rigidity of the Corvus. The sidecut moves the widest point of the tips and tails back from either end towards the center, which results in less edge contact, making the ski easier to handle and more predictable when turning. But don't think the ski will suffer when you inevitably hit some hardpack, because with plenty of camber underfoot and just a slightly raised tail, the Corvus will still make big, slalom style turns down the frontside, but scrub and pivot when the terrain demands it. A reinforced drilling zone under your foot ensures that bindings won't rip out when you finally stomp that 40 footer you've had your eye on all season.