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Liberty Double Helix Skis 2014

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Fat skis generally lack hardpack and carving performance, but the Liberty Double Helix Skis are a major exception. At home on big mountains and in the backcountry, the Double Helix has great flotation yet will still carve better than expected for its width. Its lightweight bamboo laminate core and Stealth Rocker provide easy work of any terrain, making the Double Helix from Liberty a force to reckoned with.

Product Details

Rocker Type

Stealth RockerA long, low tip rocker with camber under foot and a flat tail for easy turn initiation without sacrificing edge grip and liveliness - the Stealth also provides a no-dive/no-catch tip and flotation with control in soft snow.

Flex

Flex Rating: 6 (1 Softest - 10 Stiffest)Features a full flex in the tip, a medium flex in front of the binding, a stiff flex under foot and a medium flex in the tail: This provides a playful yet stable flex profile, perfect for powder and all-mountain skis.

Core

Bamboo BackboneEvery Liberty ski features a hand-made, bamboo/poplar laminate core that is light, strong, lively and eco-friendly. Each core and flex pattern is fine tuned for the intended application, but starts with the strength and durability of bamboo to provide a dependably energetic ride, time after time. If you've never ridden a bamboo-core ski, definitely give it a try.

Laminates

Quadaxial FiberglassLiberty's custom E-Glass creates torsional stability while allowing easy longitudinal flex to initiate turns and absorb terrain.

DurathaneA polyurethane bumper to smooth out the ride and protect against topsheet chipping

Sidewalls

WhitewallsA rugged and repairable sidewall material with a layer of rubber below for smooth riding and exceptional durability - Liberty's Whitewalls are made of UHMW which is more resilient than ABS, and can be repaired with P-Tex if you do manage to gouge a hole in them.

Base

P-Tex 2000A fast, porous and durable base from the industry leaders

Edges

HRC 48Liberty's specially treated HRC 48 edges feature a wider profile with larger anchors for greater durability and longer life.

Binding Compatibility

We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.

Specs

  • Terrain: Big Mountain, Powder More 
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber More 
  • Turning Radius: Long More 
  • Core/Laminates: Bamboo, Wood
  • Tail Type: Full Twin Tip More 
  • Warranty: 3 Years
Size (cm) 174 182 190
Tip Width (mm) 150 150 150
Waist Width (mm) 121 121 121
Tail Width (mm) 140 140 140
Turning Radius (m) 25.0 25.5 26.0
Indiv. Ski Weight (g) 2150 2200 2250

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Liberty Double Helix Skis 2014
 
5.0

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Pros

  • Great flotation (5)
  • Durable (4)
  • Good grip (4)
  • Smooth ride (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Powder skiing (4)
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5.0

Super Fun, Super Versatile Powder Ski!

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from OKC, OK

About Me Expert

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Agile Yet Stable
  • Good Grip
  • Great Flotation
  • Poppy Flex

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Off Trail
    • Powder Skiing
    • TREES

    Comments about Liberty Double Helix Skis 2014:

    I've been on a pair of the previous non-rockered version (190cm) for the past couple seasons and I really loved them. This season I upgraded to the new rockered model and am extremely impressed with how fun these skis are all over the mountain. I use these as my daily driver at Wolf Creek CO (400+ inches of snow annually). I could not be happier with their versatility, ease of use, and overall performance in softer snow conditions.

    Other skis I've used & liked in the past few years
    - Scott P4 - great all-rounder for soft groomers & variable conditions, but not as good in powder - no rocker & about 11mm narrower than the DH.
    - Icelantic Shaman - really fun in powder and chop, but just O.K everywhere else.

    I'm an expert, 6' 5", 220 lbs who skis primarily off trail - pow, trees, steep faces. These are great for deep snow days and are really excellent in the trees! Floaty, yet responsive, with a firm, poppy flex. You can point 'em & bomb through the powder, crud and chop at Mach 5, or just sit back, relax, and cruise on 'em. They can make a fairly wide variety of turn shapes, but they really love to open it up for high speed GS turns. Really easy turn initiation without being twitchy in any way. Very managable for such a wide, powerful ski. A fairly aggressive sidecut encourages a lot of angulation - these can really rail on softer groomed trails. They bite and hold pretty well, but will lose grip at very high speeds on harder snow. Virtually no tip flap when wailing on hardpack unless it's pretty hard snow.

    Even though they're twin tips with moderate rocker, they're not 'loose' & slarvy like a lot of similar powder skis. I think that's what makes them so versatile - a fairly firm flex, a bit of camber, with a long moderate tip rocker & minimal tail rocker. IMO, they are a bit center-mounted, so I moved my mount point back -1cm from the Standard line to keep the tips up in light powder. I didn't feel like I sacrificed any agility or turn initiation at all (probably due to the tip rocker).

    There are better pure powder skis out there, and better pure hardpack skis out there, but these are truly a Western one-ski quiver, especially for bigger guys. They handle variable conditions without missing a beat. So much fun all over the mountain - very playful, yet very stable. For me, the perfect blend of agility and stability.
    Highly recommended for any advanced-to-expert skiers looking for a great powder ski that can handle anything the mountain throws at you (except for bulletproof ice)

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    5.0

    Go fast and take chances

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    from Jackson Hole WY

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Grip
    • Great Flotation
    • Hard Charger
    • Smooth Ride

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Liberty Double Helix Skis 2014:

        These skis are amazingly well built. I have ski well over a 100 day on them this year and they have been put to the test.They offer such a smooth ride when it comes to 99 percent of the terrain that all mountain skiers shred on a daily basis.But there home is in the big mountains where you can let the cat out of the bag. Go as big and as fast as you want they wont wimp out and let you down.

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        5.0

        Fun

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        from Aspen

        About Me Expert

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Carving Ability
        • Great Flotation
        • Lightweight
        • Scratch Resistant
        • Smooth Ride

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Powder Skiing

          Comments about Liberty Double Helix Skis 2014:

          This ski is just plain fun. Nice and fat this was made for pow but skis surprisingly well on the groomers and hard pack. The bamboo construction makes it super light. It is very quick for its size, so can easily be skied every day. I have used them a lot in the backcountry where they shine due to the light weight. You will definitely be happy with the Double Helix!

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          5.0

          Go Big Or Go Home

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          from Colorado

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good Carving Ability
          • Good Grip
          • Great Flotation
          • Smooth Ride

          Cons

          • Wide For Icy Days

          Best Uses

          • Downhill
          • Groomed Terrain
          • Powder Skiing
          • Telemarking

          Comments about Liberty Double Helix Skis 2014:

          The Double Helix is everything you want a pow ski to be and nothing you don't. Liberty has thought of everything. It's the perfect ski for those deep days and even when it's not neck deep this ski rallies. I'm constantly surprised at how well it handles the groomers and crud for such a wide ski and when you get this thing into deep snow...well, forget ever wanting another ski again. It's perfect, it's easy, it floats like a pool toy, and it is an exceedingly fun ski.

          If you want it to be your every day ski it'll work great. And when it finally does snow you're going to be blown away. No regrets. Buy this ski. Go big or go home.

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          5.0

          Nothing else compares to these beasts

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          from Calgary, AB

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good Grip
          • Great Flotation
          • Lightweight
          • Smooth Ride

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Charging Chop
            • Groomed Terrain
            • Powder Skiing

            Comments about Liberty Double Helix Skis 2014:

            I use the Product every were on the mountain, wether i'm skiing fresh pow, chopped up crud even a little bit of park they hold up with ease. Having the stealth rocker (only tip Rocker) technology allows you to charge down any slope as fast as you want not having to worry about a thing. The burliest and most stable ski i've ever been on. Definitely recommend picking up these bad boys.

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