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22/23 Test Day 32: Black Crows/Burton

Posted March 29, 2022 @ 9:54am | by Sam Barry

We may be coming to the end of the season, but there is still gear to test. If you’re buying new skis, boots or boards, it's important to know how they are going to handle end-of-season conditions. Bring on the slush and the sunshine - we’ll let you know how these products perform when the snow stops falling and the grassy patches become more common.

This Sunapee test day was all about Black Crows skis and Burton snowboards. It was pretty cold for the end of March, so there was still plenty of good snow to be found. The day started with a solid hardpack that was good for gripping and carving. Later in the day, the sun softened things up and we got some quality slush runs in. 

Andrew Kunhardt, one of our customer service reps, was there and got the chance to test a range of their skis. Throughout the day, he tested the Black Crows Atris, Serpo, Justis and Camox. 

“The Atris held its own on the hardpack and initiated turns very well,” said Kunhardt, who is new to the testing game this season. “Both the Justis and the Serpo felt very powerful and confident on groomers." At 5’10, he said he preferred the 177 Justis and the 180 Sepro. The Camox - the lightest of the bunch - was still a solid ski, but he preferred the power that some of the other models had.

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Black Crows, The Ski Monster, TSM, skis, skiing, winter, snow, Sunapee, New Hampshire

Black Crows, The Ski Monster, TSM, skis, skiing, winter, snow, Sunapee, New Hampshire

Black Crows, The Ski Monster, TSM, skis, skiing, winter, snow, Sunapee, New Hampshire

Black Crows, The Ski Monster, TSM, skis, skiing, winter, snow, Sunapee, New Hampshire

Black Crows, The Ski Monster, TSM, skis, skiing, winter, snow, Sunapee, New Hampshire

We also tested the new Burton Custom Flying V. This is one of Burton's staple all mountain boards and is the perfect daily driver. Our snowboard buyer, Neil, said it had enough stiffness to feel stable at a high speed on the firm snow. It's slightly directional so it can feel nice and nimble on the side of the trail and can handle park laps with ease. Learn more about it in our Youtube review here

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The Ski Monster, TSM, snowboarding, snowboards, Burton, Sunapee, winter, snow

Black Crows, The Ski Monster, TSM, skis, skiing, winter, snow, Sunapee, New Hampshire, Burton

 

 
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