Gear Buddy Opinion
The Navis Freebird is a good daily driver touring ski. This ski is lightweight at only 1800g per ski providing a solid uphill performance. Not to mention its shape will help with float in deeper conditions.
Bought these for an AT set up. Hiked with them and they are light and well behaved with skins, but first couple of descents were sketchy, I don't think I had the toe pins set right on the Kingpins? Took them out to get sorted today and rode them all day today with lift service. They were fantastic in shallow powder and crud. Drove this set up hard and no binding issues. The skis are very light with minimal swing weight so quick snappy turns are a breeze. Was amazed at the edge hold and tracking in carved turns. The 185 seem to ski short, but I think these will be perfect and highly maneuverable for side country tree skiing.