All available evidence seems to confirm that Black Crows can only make fun skis. Everything they dream up is somehow playful, lively, and just a really good time on snow. And that's even true when they add metal to their traditional wood core. Instead of feeling burly or unwieldy, the H-frame metal backbone of the Justis and Serpo (new for this winter) makes them feel smoother and more energetic. Like everything with Black Crows it's hard to explain, but it works. At 93mm-wide, the Serpo is, essentially, a slimmer version of the 100mm-waisted Justis. A deep rocker profile eases turn initation while adding extra float in the soft stuff. A medium-stiff flex and medium-long turn radius gives the Serpo an incredibly wide range of applications: it's equally at home straightlining corduroy at full speed or making quick, short turns through tight trees. With a faster edge-to-edge transition than the Justis, the Serpo is the better choice for skiers who lean more toward aggressive frontside carving versus off-piste powder-hunting, but you won't be disappointed either way. Black Crows has never let us down.