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  1. #4801
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackattack View Post
    The Corvus pivots quickly but doesnít respond to any amount of forward pressure (full reverse). Itís so stiff and light it gets knocked around in anything but corduroy and pow. Ski it from your heels and throw your shoulders into it, itíll come right around. I fucking hate it. The fanbois will be right along to tell you how great it is.
    Regarding the 193 Corvus...I had mine packaged up and sold off within a month.

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    Ha. Weird assessment on the Corvus. I like the ski and think itís fully capable and versatile. I also donít find it to be stiff but I am 200

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    Talking

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    Faction Eleven9 with Warden- Powder ski for big days

    Sick day 104 soon to be with Shifts - (between bindings right now) New this year and bought for a spring that never sprung - really not sure if I like them at all, Hopefully, I'll like them when I find some Shifts in an end of season sale

    Dynastar Mythic Vertical with Radical 2.0 FT- My Uphill Ski - but also quite a bit of fun on the down in the right spring conditions (surprisingly good mogul ski )

  4. #4804
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustonen View Post
    Canít speak to safety. Been skiing them for the last decade or so. I think itís circa Ď96? They release when they need to. Donít when they donít. Same internals as current toe, just different housing. Gets lots of comments.

    If you donít want to mount them up Iíll be happy to take them off your hands.
    Thanks for the info! - will man up and mount them soon - but can never give them away, there were once owned by Alberto Tomba... ;-)

  5. #4805
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    Quote Originally Posted by obi wan kenobi View Post
    Tomba...
    Now you just need a Ferrari and you can be a drunk, greasy pussy magnet, too.

  6. #4806
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    Quote Originally Posted by klauss View Post
    Ha. Weird assessment on the Corvus. I like the ski and think itís fully capable and versatile. I also donít find it to be stiff but I am 200
    Yeah it was competing with other skis in the quiver I liked much better. Capable for sure. Taught me something about the other skis I already had.

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  7. #4807
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    Quote Originally Posted by mall walker View Post
    I never skied this ski and have no skin in this game but this is an outstanding paragraph review imo, no sarcasm.
    Except the ski isn't full reverse, is a pretty average weight (my 188 is close to 2100 grams, but some were heavier), and isn't at all stiff.

  8. #4808
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    Quote Originally Posted by kathleenturneroverdrive View Post
    Except the ski isn't full reverse, is a pretty average weight (my 188 is close to 2100 grams, but some were lighter too), and isn't at all stiff.
    you don't have to agree with my opinion, IDGAF if you like the ski.

    300-ish grams (15%) lighter than comparable skis in the field (OG cochise/katana.)
    on stiffness, blister gave it a 10/10 underfoot tapering to 8/10 in the tail, clearly geared towards the "drive from the heels" design approach.
    zero camber with long low rise tip & tail vs. full-reverse is essentially a semantic dispute.

    Quote Originally Posted by https://blisterreview.com/gear-reviews/2018-2019-black-crows-corvus
    The new Corvus feels quite damp and composed at speed for its weight, but it doesn’t offer quite the same “let’s see how few turns I can make” confidence that several heavier and/or stiffer skis in its class do. For ~95% of the skiers on the mountain, I think the Corvus’s top-end stability will be more than adequate. But if you loved the old metal Katana or reverse-camber Cochise because of how stupidly fast you could go on them, you might be a bit disappointed with the high-speed stability of the Corvus.
    Based on his heavy metal quiver and having met Z-lax one time, I made the assumption the Corvus would put him in the "disappointed" camp particularly in comparison to the q-lab which is an entirely different experience.
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  9. #4809
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    Love the poo flinging.

    Forrealz.

    Keep TGR great!
    focus.

  10. #4810
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackattack View Post
    you don't have to agree with my opinion, IDGAF if you like the ski.
    I didn't bring up whether or not I like the ski. Just that your opinions aren't correct. We do agree it’s not a replacement for an inbounds only, hard-charging ski though. It’s not a competitor to those types of skis.
    Last edited by kathleenturneroverdrive; 03-31-2020 at 08:13 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZomblibulaX View Post
    Jackattackís got me to a T. I really liked the Q lab, great feel all around, but the 20m radius was just too turny for me. Went with the carbon tip Cochise and couldnít be happier, that ski and I get along well. Neither one are any good in actual pow but thatís not what theyíre for.

    Iím just continually surprised by the people that are drinking the kool aid on black crows, particularly the Corvus and Navis. But my ski life is pretty boring so, different tools for different objectives, I guess.

    FWIW, for a ski that shouldnít necessarily be my cup of tea, I was pretty impressed with the msp 99. I thought it had good versatility for the shape, definitely fun to ski.
    Careful not to brand generalize. I had the Navis Freebirds and didnít like them at all. The Atris were pretty decent but didnít like them as much as my Moment Wildcat 108ís. But the Black Crows Nocta and Anima Freebirds are awesome skis. So are the Orbs. All of their skis are very different, unlike some brands that have a more consistent feel.

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    Got bored today so decided to stare at my skis.
    L to R:

    200cm Dynastar Coupe X9- thrift store find, kind of scared to ski the plastic Markers on them.

    184cm Cham 107- Got a good deal and I don't hate 'em.

    189cm Wren 108- just mounted them finally. Hoping to maybe get on them this spring? Demo'd them a few times and really dig them.

    186cm Bodacious- favorite ski ever. Need to pick up another pair once the COVID goes away.

    188cm Wailer 105- Beat and swiss cheesed, but they make a good back up.

    183cm Cham 2.0- Daily touring rig, may swap for something longer radius but they were a good deal when I bought em.


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    Quote Originally Posted by snowaddict91 View Post
    186cm Bodacious- favorite ski ever. Need to pick up another pair once the COVID goes away.


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    I picked up my first pair of 186 Bodacious on a whim a few years back, and didnít really spend any time on them until this January.

    Hory sheet.

    What a ski.

    I picked up a second pair as a spare, and then a pair of 193s as a more pow focused ski. These things rip.

    I expected the Bodacious to be this burly animal to ski, but it was super easy to use as an every day ski, and even a travel ski(before COVID wrecked everything).


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    The season is over...

    I'm bored at home, so I decided to take a picture of my handmade quiver
    Iím a big fan of this topic

    L to R

    177-95 > ash/nomex honeycomb core, fiberglass, rubber tip
    Last ski I made one month ago, just fews days testing 1600gr per ski w/o binding, Shift or Plum Oazo 8 depend of the program of the day.

    186-100 > ash core, fiberglass / Titanal
    I made this ski before the season, solid flex, but super playful at low speed due to tip and little tail rocker. But you can go fast Öthe ski cut on ice and shitty snow tip damped well and eat the terrain.

    186-106 > ash with one strip of paulownia / fiberglass
    Second season on this ski, perfect do it all ski for me,
    not to stiff, light reverse camber ( flat when it's cold... ) playful, damped, good grip on edge, nice combo with the shift.
    Recently cut the base and fiber for swallow tail, rubber inside the tail.

    186-110 > ash with one strip of paulownia / fiberglass
    7 years old of service and 5 years full time.
    Reverse camber, medium flex, super playful and good on piste.
    Love this skis but hurts knees and back with age...


    Others skis :
    4frnt Renegade 186 2012
    4frnt Hoji 187 2013
    Rossignol B squad 191 from team
    K2 Ak Enemy 188 2002
    and probably others stuff ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by piEr-O View Post
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    The season is over...

    I'm bored at home, so I decided to take a picture of my handmade quiver
    I’m a big fan of this topic

    L to R

    177-95 > ash/nomex honeycomb core, fiberglass, rubber tip
    Last ski I made one month ago, just fews days testing 1600gr per ski w/o binding, Shift or Plum Oazo 8 depend of the program of the day.

    186-100 > ash core, fiberglass / Titanal
    I made this ski before the season, solid flex, but super playful at low speed due to tip and little tail rocker. But you can go fast …the ski cut on ice and shitty snow tip damped well and eat the terrain.

    186-106 > ash with one strip of paulownia / fiberglass
    Second season on this ski, perfect do it all ski for me,
    not to stiff, light reverse camber ( flat when it's cold... ) playful, damped, good grip on edge, nice combo with the shift.
    Recently cut the base and fiber for swallow tail, rubber inside the tail.

    186-110 > ash with one strip of paulownia / fiberglass
    7 years old of service and 5 years full time.
    Reverse camber, medium flex, super playful and good on piste.
    Love this skis but hurts knees and back with age...


    Others skis :
    4frnt Renegade 186 2012
    4frnt Hoji 187 2013
    Rossignol B squad 191 from team
    K2 Ak Enemy 188 2002
    and probably others stuff ...
    I think this is my pick for most aesthetically pleasing quiver. Looks like you got all your bases covered, good on ya.

  16. #4816
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    The profile on that 110 looks so sick. Perfect curves, I bet it accelerates like crazy in fresh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piEr-O View Post
    I'm bored at home, so I decided to take a picture of my handmade quiver
    I’m a big fan of this topic
    damn, those are awesome. those 106 look like a dream. do you have a background in ski manufacturing? how many have you made / how long does it typically take you? so many questions lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caucasian Asian View Post
    I picked up my first pair of 186 Bodacious on a whim a few years back, and didnít really spend any time on them until this January.

    Hory sheet.

    What a ski.

    I picked up a second pair as a spare, and then a pair of 193s as a more pow focused ski. These things rip.

    I expected the Bodacious to be this burly animal to ski, but it was super easy to use as an every day ski, and even a travel ski(before COVID wrecked everything).


    Sent from inside the house
    I'm on my second pair and stupidly sold a minty backup pair. Are your 193s the "spurred" version? How would you compare them in dee chop? Snowbird gets skied out pretty quick so its an important quality for my quiver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piEr-O View Post
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    The season is over...

    I'm bored at home, so I decided to take a picture of my handmade quiver
    I’m a big fan of this topic

    L to R

    177-95 > ash/nomex honeycomb core, fiberglass, rubber tip
    Last ski I made one month ago, just fews days testing 1600gr per ski w/o binding, Shift or Plum Oazo 8 depend of the program of the day.

    186-100 > ash core, fiberglass / Titanal
    I made this ski before the season, solid flex, but super playful at low speed due to tip and little tail rocker. But you can go fast …the ski cut on ice and shitty snow tip damped well and eat the terrain.

    186-106 > ash with one strip of paulownia / fiberglass
    Second season on this ski, perfect do it all ski for me,
    not to stiff, light reverse camber ( flat when it's cold... ) playful, damped, good grip on edge, nice combo with the shift.
    Recently cut the base and fiber for swallow tail, rubber inside the tail.

    186-110 > ash with one strip of paulownia / fiberglass
    7 years old of service and 5 years full time.
    Reverse camber, medium flex, super playful and good on piste.
    Love this skis but hurts knees and back with age...


    Others skis :
    4frnt Renegade 186 2012
    4frnt Hoji 187 2013
    Rossignol B squad 191 from team
    K2 Ak Enemy 188 2002
    and probably others stuff ...
    Wow dude, thanks for posting this up. Great looking skis. This is very inspiring as I've been feeling the pull of this hobby and might just have to give it a whirl.
    life ain't guaranteed, love your people while you can

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    Yes, now my quiver is entire ... but a new 110 for next winter is plan few more millimeter in tip for I hope an even better acceleration, the old one is now too flexible ...

    Quote Originally Posted by mall walker View Post
    damn, those are awesome. those 106 look like a dream. do you have a background in ski manufacturing? how many have you made / how long does it typically take you? so many questions lol
    Yes I work for a small manufacturer but my skis are full custom (shape, flex, rocker/reverse)... advantage of the job.
    Time ... good question, it's can be long if you want make well, homogeneous flex it's key for me and the longest stage.
    Shape it's important but easier if you know the program of your ski.
    When you have determinated all this parameters, big part of the job is done.
    And you have to start to pressed at some point ... because you only know the result on snow.

    send me PM if you have more question

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    The Quiver Pic Rerun Thread

    A little something for the peanut gallery.



    L->R

    186 Legend Pro - WROD and rock ski
    188 Megawatt - pow rock ski
    194 4x4 Big - nostalgia, flamingo days ski
    184 X-drive 8.8 - Groomer zoomer/shitfuck ski
    187 Menace 98 - Fun groomer/corn ski
    192 Legend Pro Rider - firm variable charger
    192 Mfree 108 - more piste focused than the wren
    189 Wren108 - travel ski, more pow focused than the mfree
    191 Wren 113 - inherited these but havenít skied them, not motivated enough to sell them yet
    193 SuperGoat ďstiffĒ - maritime pow, funk, crusts, crud, BBI
    192 Protest flex 4 - deep & dry pow ski
    187 Wailer 99 - all purpose touring (chopped 192)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackattack View Post
    A little something for the peanut gallery.



    L->R

    186 Legend Pro - WROD and rock ski
    188 Megawatt - pow rock ski
    194 4x4 Big - nostalgia, flamingo days ski
    184 X-drive 8.8 - Groomer zoomer/shitfuck ski
    187 Menace 98 - Fun groomer/corn ski
    192 Legend Pro Rider - firm variable charger
    192 Mfree 108 - more piste focused than the wren
    189 Wren108 - travel ski, more pow focused than the mfree
    191 Wren 113 - inherited these but haven’t skied them, not motivated enough to sell them yet
    193 SuperGoat “stiff” - maritime pow, funk, crusts, crud, BBI
    192 Protest flex 4 - deep & dry pow ski
    187 Wailer 99 - all purpose touring (chopped 192)
    How's the bird-house working out at that mount point?
    In search of the elusive artic powder weasel ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfluffenmeister View Post
    How's the bird-house working out at that mount point?
    Original owner selected that mount, seems to get a nest each year.

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    what's up with the "R" on those W99s, mount offset from center?

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    The Quiver Pic Rerun Thread

    Boots are a little quirky. I adjusted the toe as much as possible when I mounted them but the alignment is best on the Right foot.

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