Get Kitted for the Backcountry with the Black Crows Orb Freebird with Bindings and Skins!
The Black Crows Orb Freebird is the culmination of years of experience making bomber Alpine Touring Skis by the French designers. In classic Black Crows fashion, the ski has every feature you want for long days out in the Backcountry and not an ounce more. The perfect balance between being very lightweight and still being able to be driven hard.
If you've spent any time in Chamonix, you will know the incredible feats that are possible strapped to a pair of Freebirds with a lightweight Tech Binding.
- moderate width: 91 mm waist.
- front rocker: pivot and float.
- medium classic camber: classic camber underfoot with moderate ski/snow contact = a good balance between stability and manoeuvrability.
- titanal reinforcement under the bindings: better hold.
- moderate flex: a tolerant and comfortable ski.
- plastic insert and cut-out on the tail: easier to put skins on.
- lighter core: 2.75kg per pair in 172 cm.
Starting with the proven platform of the ION, G3 looked at every part, every mechanism, and every screw to evolve the idea of a fully featured binding at the lightest weight possible. The ZED is the definition of the next generation of lightweight high-performance touring bindings. At only 345 grams, its the lightest fully featured tech binding.
When talking about being fully featured, the G3 Zed has an adjustable heel track, allowing up to 30mm of adjustment, 2 heel risers and a flat climbing option, 10mm of elastic travel, optional brakes, rotating pins, G3 Ion Crampon compatibility, a wide mount pattern, perfect for driving wider skis and adjustable release values. Add to the fact they are ridiculously easy to use (in the world of tech bindings) and reasonably priced. The G3 Zed is a value-packed winner.
If your idea of a great backcountry ski day involves logging tons of vertical and bagging peaks. Check out the G3 Zed, its ease of use and reliability are unparalleled for how lightweight it is.
- Single screw for full adjustment of the vertical & lateral release
- Simple, minimal Boot Stop for effective step-in guidance
- Streamlined shapes maintain full performance at minimal weight
- QuickFlick heel lifts are easy to manipulate with your ski pole
- Heel turret can be turned in either direction for touring
- Single tool simplicity with all binding mounts & adjustments (Pozi #3)
- 30 mm length adjustment on the heel to fine tune for each setup
- Toe jaw strength clears excess snow every time they close
- Anti-snow packing features built into the toe and brake designs keep snow away and make for a confidence-inspiring step-in
- Optimal toe elasticity for maximum energy absorption & minimized prerelease
- 10 mm range of forward pressure in the heel to maintain a consistent release
- Wide freeride mount transfers power to the ski & provides pull-out resistance
- The wide centre support of the turret and a metal wrap-around base transfer power and precision to the ski
- Optional add-on brake is easy to install/uninstall (Sold separately)
- Compatible with the ION Crampon for icy ascents
The G3 Alpinist+ Universal skins are G3's updated version of the ever-popular Alpinist range. With a handful of new features, aimed at improving the experience of alpine touring.
The new extended TPU tip connector, the area close to your tip is notorious for collecting snow while breaking trail and this simple and elegant solution stops snow creep in its tracks. G3 have also updated their glue formula, non-toxic and more durable than ever.
There is a range of Alpinist+ skins, the Universal is optimised for all conditions. Full Nylon construction provides excellent grip and water resistance. It provides an optimal balance of grip, glide and durability.
- No More Snow Creep: New tip connector with extended TPU tip and self-aligning stainless steel hands for a secure, lightweight connection and superior glide while trailbreaking.
- Bomber Tail Connector: G3’s low profile, the elongated tail strap makes transitions fast and easy. The refined camming clip stays positioned on the ski, reduces wear and allows for easy adjustments.
- Removable Rip Strip: Reduces skin-to-skin adhesion, making it easier to pull apart skins. New this year, if your glue gets contaminated on an epic traverse, you can remove the strip for extra adhesion.
- Trim Tool Included: Fastest and simplest trim tool available.
- Premium Plush: Proprietary lightweight, fast gliding, supple yet super durable nylon plush.
- All New Non-Toxic Adhesive: Updated adhesive features a refined formula engineered to let you do more laps and cover more terrain without having to worry about your skins.
- PFOA Free: G3's new skin waterproofing treatment exceeds environmental standards.
- Made in Canada: Proudly designed, tested and manufactured in BC, Canada.
Rocker - Camber
Rocker - Camber
Intermediate - Expert
Intermediate - Expert
Length 166cm 172cm 178cm 183cm Tip Width (mm) 120 121 122 124 Waist Width (mm) 91 91 91 91 Tail Width (mm) 106 107 109 111 Radius 18m 18m 18m 18m
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