Megan Hughes

29 Sep 17

Black Crows Daemon Birdie 2018 Ski Review

Megan Hughes

29 Sep 17

The Black Crows Daemon Birdie 2018 is an incredibly responsive and highly agile ski which is a whole lot of fun on the slopes. Just one look at the testing scores for this ski will tell you all you need to know. Black Crows have really outdone themselves with this female focused all mountain beauty – we love it!

A full rockered ski, it turns on a sixpence! Whether you are charging through crud and bumps off-piste, or wanting to quickly change direction, the shape of these skis allows you to do it with ease.

With a Titanal Laminate, the Daemon Birdie feels not only light and responsive, but also very stable underfoot.

This means that no matter the terrain, you feel much more confident in your abilities and have a level of manoeuvrability not felt on some other all mountain skis. Partial twin tips also add a little extra fun.

The softness at the tip and tail means you can grip on an edge and turn easily, making carving a delight on the groomed slopes. This ski feels smooth and stable whether at high or low speed and really is a fantastic all-rounder.

Black Crows Daemon Birdie 2018 Ski Review

This ski is brilliant and many would benefit from its smoothness, power and agility. However, a gentler, less confident skier may not work this ski to the best of its potential. Sure, you will still enjoy it, but you won’t reap all of its many benefits. This is a very playful and fun ski which would benefit most from a stronger skier to get the very best out of their performance.

The Black Crows Daemon Birdie’s many positive attributes are all topped off by a beautiful design and a reasonable price tag. If you’re looking for a great quality, extremely versatile, fun all mountain ski this season, the Black Crows Daemon Birdie is a fantastic choice.

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Price: £560
Aimed at: Advanced Female Skiers


Size (cm) 157 164 170 177
Tip Width (mm) 125 127 129 131
Waist Width (mm) 99 99 99 99
Tail Width (mm) 115 116 117 119
Turning Radius (m) 20 20 20 20

Testing Scores

Edge Hold 9
Responsiveness 9
Versatility 9
Off-piste 10
On-piste 9
Overall Performance 9