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Liberty Helix Skis 2013

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Product Info

The Liberty Helix Skis retain the perfectly rockered tip they gained last year, but the tail has been flattened out for improved edging and uncompromising grip on those days when you aren't blessed with two feet of new. Even with all the praise the Helix continues to receive, Liberty improves them even more each year. But hey, what do you expect from a bunch skiers who get to design and build their dream ski in-house, and the test it out in their backyard? From the bamboo laminate core to the perfectly balanced Stealth Rocker, the Liberty Helix is exactly what you'd create if you had a ski press in your basement . . . well maybe after years of hard work and hundreds of prototypes.

Product Details

Rocker Type

Stealth RockerA long, low top rocker with camber underfoot and a flat tail allow for easy turn initiation and incredibly versatile flotation without sacrificing edge grip or liveliness.

Flex

Mid flex in the tip and tail

Stiff flex underfoot

Core

Bamboo BackboneEvery Liberty ski features a hand-made, bamboo laminate core that is light, strong, lively and eco-friendly. Liberty fine tunes each core and flex pattern for the intended application, but each core starts with the strength and durability of bamboo to give a dependably energetic ride, time after time.

Laminates

Fiber Reinforced PolymerLiberty uses sheets of this dense material under the binding area to increase screw retention and rigidity.

Quadaxial GlassLiberty's custom weave S-glass creates tremendous torsional stability while allowing easy longitudinal flex to initiate turns and absorb terrain. Unlike bi- and tri-directional fiberglass laminates, this type of S-glass allows Liberty to fine tune the flex characteristics of each ski.

Sidewalls

78 Degree SidewallsThis construction leads to increased edge grip and reduced weight. Sidewall construction is tough and affords the best combination of edge grip and turning ease.

DurathaneA polyurethane bumper smooths out the ride and protects against topsheet chipping.

Whitewall SidewallsThis rugged and repairable sidewall material is made of UHMW, which is more resilient than ABS and can be repaired with P-Tex if you manage to gouge a hole in it.

Base

P-Tex 2000This sintered base provides speed and durability from the industry leaders.

Edges

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

Additional Features

Cab Forward StanceLiberty's name for a progressive, more centered stance

Binding Compatibility

Bindings not included

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

Specs

  • Terrain: All-Mountain, Big Mountain More 
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber More 
  • Turning Radius: Long More 
  • Core/Laminates: Bamboo
  • Tail Type: Full Twin Tip More 
  • Warranty: 3 Years
Size (cm) 167 176 182 187
Tip Width (mm) 135 135 135 135
Waist Width (mm) 105 105 105 105
Tail Width (mm) 122 122 123 122
Turning Radius (m) 19.5 22 24 25.5
Indiv. Ski Weight (g) 1700 1875 1950 2050

Reviews

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Liberty Helix Skis 2013
 
5.0

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Pros

  • Good carving ability (7)
  • Great flotation (7)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Durable (5)
  • Good grip (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Groomed terrain (7)
  • Powder skiing (7)
  • Downhill (5)
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5.0

Seriously!!!

By 

from Tahoe

About Me Expert

Pros

  • Good Carving Ability
  • Good Grip
  • Great Flotation
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Groomed Terrain
    • Powder Skiing

    Comments about Liberty Helix Skis 2013:

    I borrowed this ski from my friend last season and just bought it as my everyday ski. I AM STOKED!!!!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Awesome everyday ski

    By 

    from Little place called Aspen

    About Me Expert

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Carving Ability
    • Good Grip
    • Great Flotation
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Downhill
      • Groomed Terrain
      • Moguls
      • Powder Skiing

      Comments about Liberty Helix Skis 2013:

      I love the Helix. It is a ski that I could take out in Colorado everyday. In fact I have a hard time using anything else. At 105 underfoot it is a true quiver of one. When there is fresh snow it floats like a dream, in the crud it powers through anything and on the hard pack I can still rail gs turns. Also not being too oversized and with a twin tip I can bring it into the park and not skip a beat. And as always with Liberty the graphics are killer. Half the battle is looking good anyway.

       
      5.0

      The best!

      By 

      from Utah

      About Me Expert

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Downhill
        • Groomed Terrain
        • Powder Skiing

        Comments about Liberty Helix Skis 2013:

        If you are in the market for a playful ski that you can still charge on then the Helix is your ski. The stealth rocker keeps it floating on pow days, the bamboo is super playful while still being able to power through choppy snow, and this sucker can hold an edge like nothing else I've encountered in these dimensions. I'm tiny and still feel super confident on the 182. I can turn it quickly in tight spots and I can rail a GS turn on ice and trust this ski implicitly in any situation the mountain can throw at me. While some skis might be better for a specific condition the Helix can handle every one without batting an eye. I love how solid the ski feels even with the early rise. There is no danger of watching the tip flop around. The stealth rocker gives you just enough lift to keep the tips from diving without sacrificing the overall solidity from tip to tail. And the flex is in the goldilocks zone: not too stiff, not too soft, it is perfect.
        I have a tendency to really put my skis to the test and despite finding myself in rocky and sharky terrain my bases have held up incredibly well. If you're a one-ski-quiver kind of person look no further; this is your ski. Just big enough for shredding powder and still poppy and responsive enough to ski the whole mountain from bell to bell. The Helix is my go-to ski for everything from competing to mellow pow days and it hasn't let me down once. I'm pretty sure this is the most perfect ski ever made.

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        • No
         
        5.0

        Simply bodacious!!!

        By 

        from Telluride, CO

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Downhill
          • Groomed Terrain
          • Moguls
          • Powder Skiing
          • Telemarking

          Comments about Liberty Helix Skis 2013:

          Here's a little bit about me and what I ski:
          Me: Chica, 29 years, 5'9", 135lbs, love deep fluff and fast groomers, and the colors deep purple and bright green!
          Location of skiing: Mostly Western and Central Colorado
          Type of skiing: Downhill-mostly resort, some side and backcountry
          Skis:'13 Liberty Helix 176 and '11 Liberty Double Helix 174
          Boot: Salomon Quest 10 25.5
          Binding/AT Setup: 4FRNT Gr8ful Deadbolt 15,MFD Alltime/4FRNT Deadbolt 15

          I had spent the past couple years on Liberty's Double Helixs (before they threw in some rocker) and decided last season it was time to upgrade. I wanted a ski that could do everything my DHs could do and possibly better. I fell in love with Liberty Skis after my first pair and knew I'd never own another brand. So I chose to go with the Helix because I had a feeling they would be the skis that would fullfill what I was looking for. After spending an entire season on them, the Helix impressed me more than I had imagined! They are so much lighter and much more nimble than my old DHs, but still have the same perfect amount of stiffness, flex and pop. On groomers, there's no comparison, they can straight line it at top speeds or make the most beautiful turns at whatever speed or condition. They never feel unstable or like they'll ski away without me. In powder they gave me the perfect amount of float while still allowing me to get in deep for some face shots. I never noticed a difference in feel between densities of snow, they performed just like I needed under all conditions. The thing I love most about this ski is that on days where I want to rip as hard and as fast as I possibly can, these skis kill it and then some, never feeling too stiff, or to soft and noodly. On the other hand, on days where I want to goof around, jump off things, make big 'ol turns, throw in some spins and twirls, these skis are chill enough to hang with me while I play! Oh, and the colors ... Bodacious!

          Love Liberty Skis and love love love the Helix!

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          5.0

          Your daily driver

          By 

          from Portland, Maine

          About Me Professional

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good Carving Ability
          • Great Flotation
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Downhill
            • Groomed Terrain
            • Powder Skiing

            Comments about Liberty Helix Skis 2013:

            This is my daily ski. I've got dynafits mounted on one pair and alpine bindings on another. For backcountry, these skis are super light. With their bamboo core and no metal and mounted with dynafits, this set up is incredibly light. It's lighter than most skis marketed specifically for backcountry. But then of course, they are good for the resort too. Some early rise but not too much helps them carve without the tip flapping around. Nice light swingweight and medium flex make this ski appropriate for most conditions. There may be better skis out there for a specific condition but there are very few skis that crush all conditions as well as the Helix. Mount a beefy touring binding like a duke or Adrenelin on these and its a one-ski quiver. This has been a great east-coast backcountry ski for me but I also used this ski out in Alta for a week, including some long Wasatch tours and on sketchy descents like the Pfeifferhorn. They were more than up to the task.

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            • No
             
            5.0

            Amazingly fun!

            By 

            from Norway

            About Me Advanced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Groomed Terrain
              • Hiking
              • Powder Skiing

              Comments about Liberty Helix Skis 2013:

              Fun ski both on slope and off. Very good flotation in powder. I use mine with G3 Onyx as I am doing more and more AT. Great skiing down, but fair weight going up. Love the playfullness and pop of the ski. My everyday ski for all conditions.

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              • No
               
              5.0

              Love these skis

              By 

              from Montana

              About Me Expert

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Downhill
                • Groomed Terrain
                • Powder Skiing

                Comments about Liberty Helix Skis 2013:

                I was looking for a little wider ski for better float in the powder, but not crazy wide. At 105 under foot, this ski is perfect. I've been amazed at the ride over all surfaces and conditions.

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